Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Did I really believe I could stay 15 forever?

It's no small truth that I have the soul of a 15 year old. I like to gossip, watch movies directed at the teen set, read trashy romance novels, sleep late and lounge by the pool without actually going in. It is in stark contrast to my normal practical self.

Today I am reminded that I am not 15 - I turned 33. This is a bit disappointing because of the following facts:

1. I honestly spent the last 6 months thinking I was turning 32. Therefore, I have figuratively lost a year of my life. I blame Ned and Penny since I keep referring to "last summer when I was also pregnant" but of course that was two summers ago.

2. Last night when I checked on the kids I noticed how big Ned looked. Yes, it could be the too small sleep sack, but the size of his hands are disturbing.

3. I just plucked a grey hair. My second plucking ever. Very fitting it should occur on my birthday. And why do they appear near the front where they are so much more visible? This is in sharp contrast to the natural highlights I was admiring in Ned and Penny's hair this morning. It reminds me of some hair commercial (Clairol?) where the mom model wanted to have her highlighted to match her adorable blond child. I can't take the time or expense of the upkeep - I'm lucky to stay up with my eyebrows.

4. Wrinkles. Clearly it is a myth that if you moisturize every day since you are 15 it will stave off wrinkles. I've been noticing them. Aren't car mirrors the worst?

Since I missed this year I won't say I'm any wiser. But I'm pretty much where I would like to be as a mom, a wife and sometimes even a lawyer.

Two Lovely Wishes (with a hidden Third)

P.S. Happy Birthday to Allie and Stacey, my awesome sisters.

14 comments:

ElizabethEK said...

Happy Birthday!

Stacey said...

Dad told me once that he always thinks of himself as 18. I always think of myself as 19...finishing my first year of college, embarking on 'real life', skinny...happy birthday to you too! I too have found 2 gray hairs total and agree that moisturizing is a joke but I still do it religiously every day with the hope for a payoff. And I still get carded sometimes :-)

A. said...

I always think of myself as being 22. When did I hit the 30s? Oh, that's right, I didn't - I'm 29 (again).

BTW, those gray hairs don't just grow in the front. Dollars to doughnuts there are some gray ones in the back and you just can't see them...

Happy Birthday!

Susan said...

Happy, happy birthday! I found a grey last night in the office bathroom. It was so upsetting!

LauraC said...

Happy birthday! I think you are much more fabulous at 33 than you would have been at 15... look at all the great stuff you have around you! Kids, husband, career, joy!

ABS said...

Happy Birthday from your older and grayer friend ;-)

corgilady64 said...

Wait until you have the new baby - your twins will look HUGE! I noticed once while I was changing DS1 diaper how BIG it looked when compared to baby DS2!

Happy Birthday!!

Just Kristen said...

Happy Birthday!! And two grey hairs ain't bad!
I have far too many to pluck now and haven't even entered my 30's yet....sigh...

Leigh said...

You're only now getting grey hairs? LOL

I've had them since 25 - literally - I joke and say that Sage Life (the company I worked for at the time) gave them to me.

Happy Birthday - hope you have a lovely relaxing day :)

H said...

two grey hairs? you're funny- my whole temples in front are white. I blame my students, especially the last few classes:)

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Triplets:)

Anonymous said...

Please read the comments I made on your sisters blogs. I still think I'm 30 (great age!)--so, imagine how depressed I was all last week when I recieved an invitation to my 65th high school reunion. . .I really didn't think people lived that long! Lots of love, Mimi

Gretchen said...

Happy birthday (even if it is number 33). I'm right there with you on not really remembering how old I am. I have to really think about it and do math.

Oh, and I have white hairs. On top. Glistening in the sunshine. Maybe people will think they are highlights?

Heather said...

Happy belated birthday! I know what you mean about wrinkles. I'm 39 now and that's all I see in pictures, a me with lots of wrinkles.

Nancy said...

I said Happy Birthday on time over on FB, so I don't feel TOO bad, but Happy (late) Birthday :)

...I'm already pulling gray hairs out of Maggie's head...and I lost count on my head. I'm torn as to whether I should put some tweezers in my glove compartment. I may end up bald if I do! LOL