Monday, May 5, 2008

my adult life

so i think i have just entered adulthood! ha! some of you might say, "oh honey that happened when you turned 18!" well, no i beg to differ. yes, when i was 18 i graduated from high school and went to college but i was by no means an adult at that point. i was still very much a kid/teen/irresponsible soul.

in the past few years, i have indeed gotten hitched and had a couple of kids and yes, LOTS of responsibilities came along with those new parts of my life but yesterday i experienced a moment that made me realize that i'm one of the adults now and it was cool!

this all occurred to me while i was at a party and was sitting there with the other moms and mom's-to-be and i looked out to find my husband and oldest son who where playing in the yard. at that moment, i caught a look around to find that there were older people/grandparents/people my parents age, young people/abercrombie & fitch wearers and us/moms/moms2b and then all the dads were out in the yard with the kids. i'm not sure where i'm going with this, but it was a funny realization. now, realizing this doesn't mean that i have to change my behavior or anything but it does mean that i'm finally an adult and i guess that people out in public view me that way too now. i still think of myself as a young adult. which i'm clearly not. in fact i think i'm actually on my way to middle aged. *gasp* thank god i'm not there yet....

oh my god... as i'm typing this i'm thinking about the actual number that is attached to my age and i seriously had to think for more than a quick second about how old i actually am. 'wait, i'm 32, no wait, 31. hmmm, dec 1976 - may 2008, ok... i'll BE 32 this dec.' god, in fact, it took me typing it out to really get the numbers straight! gha.... what is WRONG with my brain.... yet another sign that i'm on my way to middle aged....

anyways, i guess my point was that i'm happy with this stage of my life. i have two kids, a husband who is wonderful and caring and works his bum off for me and our boys. my parents are still living and mostly healthy, same goes for chris's family. i love watching my parents love my kids. and i love watching my kids grow and start to interact with each other. and as a side bar to this life, i love the other mom's and friends i have made recently. it's awesome that we've all come together and all have our kids and a few hobbies in common. and apparently we all have the same life stage in common too!

4 comments:

Michelle said...

you're not alone in this so called Adult Life. My birthday was last week and not only did I keep forgetting my birthday was coming up, I couldn't remember if I was turning 31 or 32. Fortunately my husband is 6 months older and rather than do the math, I know I will be turning whatever age he is!

Annie and Greg said...

Wow. Thanks for making me realize that I am old. Well, not as old as you of course :)

McGee Family said...

Wow. I feel REALLY old now. Gee, thanks. haha But I know what you mean about being an Adult, capital A.

Amanda said...

Isn't it crazy? I swear it just happened over night. Probably for me the night of December 1st! One day we are out with single friends at a bar having lunch and the next night I was a mom. I am with Annie though, thanks for making me feel young! HAHA!