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?