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?
48. Wait, I think that is right. Lol The number doesn't concern me. In fact I spent a whole year thinking I was 42 only to discover on my birthday I was 44. Just skipped 43. I did the math I am 48 and will be 49 in October and that's OK.ReplyDelete
I'm embarrassed to admit that I've done the same dang thing, Kim! (lol) I have no clue why I've made myself older, but it's happened on more than one occasion. You're still pretty dang young, by the way! Hugs...Delete
I'll be 50 next december. I'm not hiding my age but in my head, anyway, I'm still 30 ! But I can't say it doesn't bother me somewhere... Oh well, I'm getting closer to retirement and freedom ! I'm older but wiser ;)ReplyDelete
I'm totally with you on this one! In our minds we can be any age we want - the sky is the limit! Yep, retirement definitely is not far away with the opportunity to do some more neat things. Hugs and welcome back from vacation! hugs...Delete
Oops! See that you're stopping by for a quick visit which is awesome, because you're not due back until next week! Sorry! Looking forward to lots of news and pics!Delete
Omg that blockbuster fossil pic was hilarious!! I have to admit I tease my mom all the time about her age, but I feel like that is my job as her only daughter! It just seems old because at our age it feels like time moves so slooowly, we can't actually imagine being 30!ReplyDelete
LOL! Hey Sarah: Thought it was fun, too and applicable. I bet she's like me and used to all that teasing. My son is 30 and still teases me when he can. When you get to 30 I hope I'm still around to remind you of this conversation! (lol) BIG Hugs...RoDelete
I'm so old, I often forget my age! Then I'm like, 'ok, what year is this?' so I can do the math.ReplyDelete
Every time I drop my son off at college, I wish I was a student again. Mostly for the social life!
LOL! Great to meet you, and sounds like we end up having the same problems. Ahhh.all that social stuff sure was fun! Hugs...and thanks for stopping by!Delete
Great thoughts indeed, and yes age is just a number. You are as old or young as you feel!ReplyDelete
It is a number and we still try to do fun things despite the age. You're right! We're as young as we feel. hugs...Delete
I'm 45 years old. I don't lie about it. I've been through so much in my life that some days I'm surprised that I made it this far and happy to be here still.ReplyDelete
I'm the same way. Once you tell a lie, ten you have to keep up with it. Just too much work and not worth it. I'm sure glad to have met you! Hugs...Delete
I just wish I could pull all nighters still and be spry and at it the next day. Pffft on that happening anymore. lolReplyDelete
Ahh...I remember those days Anna, and totally agree. I could attend school, work PT, then head out with my band to perform, getting home at 3am, before getting back up at 5:30am to do it again. Those days will happen again - NOT! (lol) Can't even remember what I'm supposed to be doing most days. *heh* Hugs...Delete