Today is my birthday.  33 … I think.  Let’s see… 1975… 2005 is 30…. it’s 2008 now… yup, I’m 33. 

I remember asking my dad how old he was when I was younger, and him telling me he was 31.  And at the time, I thought that sounded like he’d been around for a very long time.  Now I’m older than he was at that time, and it sounds like a drop in the bucket, age-wise.  It’s not quite old enough to be taken seriously.  And 33 is a weird age — there are people my age who have just gotten married and are still living carefree lives, people who have just had children and are mired in the early years of parenthood, people, like me, whose kids are finally in school and are now able to breathe without having their kids underfoot, and people who have kids that are nearing their teenage years and are turning prematurely gray.  Maybe instead of saying it seems too young an age to be taken seriously, I should say that I still feel too young to be taken seriously.  I think that mostly has to do with me still trying to find my way.  I think — and my thinking may be erroneous, so take it with a grain of salt — that age will give me more of a stable feel to my life.  I know that it has certainly mellowed me out.  And that is very good.

May 23rd is also World Turtle Day.  So there’s another reason to celebrate.  Definitely grounds for an extra piece of cake, wouldn’t you say?

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by sara on 05/23/2008 at 7:14 am

    happy happy birthday!!!!!

    today is also my kid’s last day of school……come on august 12th!!!!! 🙂


  2. Posted by Lindsey on 05/23/2008 at 8:55 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Isn’t that weird how when your little, what you think is old, seems young when you get there? Andy turned 30 in April and had the same type of feeling. My “remember when my mom was” age was when I hit 25, so weird! Have a calm, uneventful day!! And yes, Turtle day is definitely reason for an extra peice of cake!! HAHA


  3. Posted by Dad on 05/23/2008 at 12:08 pm

    When we are little, we counted those extra 1/2 years like they were gold. Somewhere we start to ‘forget’ to count that extra year or two. Then there comes an age that turns a birthday into a contest. “Yes, I made another one!”. You aren’t to that last stage yet.

    So I guess turtle soup would be a bad idea today?


  4. Posted by Ellen on 05/23/2008 at 12:12 pm

    Happy Birthday!! You are now older than me! I can still dream. Have a great day!


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