Thursday, December 13, 2007

38 years, 364 days, 20 hours and 4.5 minutes

This is how old I am right now. While I am typing. Tomorrow, at approximately 3:20 in the afternoon, I will turn 39. I graduated high school when I was 17, so most of my former high school classmates are already 39 and some of them will be turning 40 very soon. I have a whole 'nother year before that happens.

Age has never really bothered me. Although I must admit that 31 was a lot harder to take than 30. Once I was 31 I was "in my thirties." Now that I have children age seems to matter. I think it is inherent in the mom competition. And if you are a mom you know exactly what I am talking about. As if how old you were when you got married or when you had children makes a friggin' difference. If I had had the opportunity to get married earlier, I would have. But I didn't. I got married when I was 32, I got pregnant by 33, had my first at 34, my second at 35 and my third at 37.

I don't feel old, I feel saggy. Everything sags. I become more of a morning person the older I get. I am asleep earlier and earlier every year, or so it seems.

But this is for sure, as an almost 39 year old wife and mother of three, I wouldn't change one darn thing about my life. It is truly that good.

1 comment:

That Chick Over There said...

Hope you had a nice birthday!