Monday, June 16, 2008
I will be 36 in 6 days. As I've mentioned before, I don't mind getting older. I've had gray hair for many, many years (I found my first gray on Valentine's Day, 1999). I've been a mom for 7 1/2 years. The birthdays are more exciting to the kids. I am sure I'll have to make a cake, and invite some family to come celebrate, because according to Meg, if it's your birthday, you MUST have a party. It's so funny how kids see things. Birthdays are something to be celebrated, not dreaded. Doug tells me I'm on the downside to 40, often. I don't mind that either though. I'm not sure how my own mom feels about me turning 40, but she has a few more years to wrap her head around it. I don't have a list of things that I feel I should "accomplish" before I turn 40. I wonder if I should? I've done quite a bit in the last 35 years. I learned to ride a bike. I learned to play the flute and pretended to play the piano. I
tortured spent a great many hours with my brother. I learned to stop butting heads with my parents (for the most part). I got married. I had kids. And more kids. I learned to read. I learned to type. I learned to drive (sorry Mom, those were horrible hours in the Kmart parking lot!). I learned to live on my own. I learned how to cook. I learned that coming home isn't always a bad thing to do. I haven't learned patience yet, so maybe I should put that on a "to do by the time I'm 40 list". Any suggestions for my list?