Tuesday, February 3, 2009

OLD

Is anyone else weirded out by being an adult?  I mean seriously, I don't feel different than when I was 18, but I was recently looking at my life and what it consists of.  The following is a list of things that make up my life now (who is this person?):

I tell stories about things I vividly remember and then realize they happened 15 years ago;  I am watching my sugar intake and trying to find ways to get more fiber in my diet; I have 3 kids;  I have thought about getting a girdle (don't tell anyone);  I drive a mini-van; kids that I babysat are married and having kids of their own;  I drive my kids to swimming lessons, t-ball games, and play practice;  I am almost in my 30's; I am researching preschools;  I own a tube a Preparation H;  I look 10 years older than everyone else in the mall stores I like to shop for clothes in;  I have (not am) a babysitter;  I have said (more than once) "I remember when you were little" while someone in their teens rolls their eyes at me;  I am Mrs.______ or Kincaid's mom when I go to school;  I am not only a member of, but I "go to the gym";  I have found myself having conversations about laundry detergent, vacuum cleaners, and brands of diapers;  the only thing I remember feeling passionate about lately is potty training; I have asked my husband "do these pants make me look chubby?";  I consider staying in bed after 8am sleeping in;  The last 4 movies I remember seeing are either animated  and/or have an animal as the star character;  I get excited about the latest toasters, dishwashers, refrigerators, and/or microwaves;  I cry at any sentimental thing I see (corny TV commercials and Disney movies especially); I got a wheat grinder for Christmas, AND it was just what I wanted;... and the list keeps going.

Now before I get a bunch of protesting comments,  I do not think I am old.  I believe that 30's is still very young, and I don't have any problem getting older.  What gets me is the above description of things that I remember hearing my mom and other women I knew growing up talk about and realizing that's me now.  It's just weird that I do/feel those things, some of which I swore I would never do.  Is it just me, or is anyone else weirded out by this whole concept?

7 comments:

Braydan and Jessica said...

You're so funny :) I love your list and sadly, I think I'm almost "old" with most of those things. I guess I'm safe for a while cause I don't have a mini van yet!

Robyn said...

I found your blog through Amy's--we've never met, but I thought this list was hilarious--and way too true.

Amber said...

I love the post! It is weird that we now doing all the things our mom's did. And yes, we end up talking about some pretty odd things like diapers, potty training, and much more =). Oh well, it's great isn't it?

Emily said...

Mrp!

KANDY said...

Great list......Although I could add a few, but don't want to sound like a serious Winer.(sp?)
Anyway....good to share your thoughts, and Thanks for being brave enough to say what we all think! :)

Emily said...

By the way, the Mrp! was Sam. He was making fun of me.

Raymond said...

Here's what old is. I have conversations with myself (about anything); I can't remember 4 movies I have ever seen; yesterday I used my Preparation "H" (by mistake, I think) instead of toothpaste; 10am is too early to get up, any day; and, I'm beginning to talk to my friends about various brands of "Diapers". That is what's ahead for you, too.