When I was a kid, anyone who was 30 years of age and older was a "geezer" and not worth my time. (lol) More often than not, these were the people who seemed to bug us the most. At 21, I vowed to turn 25 and just stay there because that just seemed like a cool number. You could drink alcohol, rent a vehicle, stay up all night and still look really good the next day. Eventually, those numbers kept creeping up higher and higher until 30 was the new 20 and getting older was just sort of ignored. Now according to my son, I was born in 1919, which would make me the ripe young age of 96. No, that's not my age...yet. If anyone actually asks me how old I am, he or she will get the truth. I may not publish it to the masses, but I'm not going to lie about it either.
This topic came up as I watched one of my favorite programs on USA called Chrisley's Knows Best. It's a half hour show that's laugh out loud funny, and this time the dad of the family, (Todd) was getting ready to celebrate a birthday and turning 47. Always concerned about his appearance, panic set in and his kids didn't help. They didn't mind telling him that he really needed some work done on his face right away. Almost immediately, Todd scheduled an appointment to get a little botox. When the kids called their dad 3 days before his birthday, they lowered their voices to make him think he was going deaf. At 17 and 18 years old, Savannah & Chase were having the time of their lives while playing numerous jokes on their dad.
I don't obsess over my age, but there are days I wish I could still do splits in the backyard, nonstop dancing in the club or to have no responsibilities so I could read books all day. Even better, it would be total bliss to eat chocolate and cheeseburgers all day without the fear of gaining a pound. Then I wake up and realize there are bills to pay, housework to do, errands to run and phone calls to make. I'd like to think that I'm somehow a little wiser than I was years ago and ready to pass on ancient news to those who will listen. It's also really neat to speak with older people who are filled with all this knowledge and information about the past. Some of those tasty tidbits won't ever be found in books!
What about you? Are you hiding your real age from people? Do you care if everyone knows how old you are? Is there something you wish you could still do?