Monday, June 22, 2009

I've been accused...

...of acting like a teenager. Yesterday at our Father's Day/Birthday Day/Anniversary* cookout, my lil sis said that I act like a teenager.

I'm not sure how a 33 year old is supposed to act since this is the first time (and I would imagine the only time) that I will be 33. I act like a teenager? What does that mean?

Is there a set standard for 30+ women that no one told me about? Am I supposed to start wearing moo-moos and go gray gracefully?

Did I violate some unspoken law by getting a tattoo last November? Or was that okay since I was still thirty-two?

Should I give up riding on the Harley and start using the scooter in Walmart? Would elevator music be more appropriate for someone my age instead of A7X?

Honestly, I don't feel 33 (however that should feel) & whenever I tell people my age, it's almost like an outer body experience when I'm saying it.

O.M.G. I'm thirty-freakin'-three. Almost 35...and then 40. Where did the time go?!

No doubt the last 12 years have been great but it was just yesterday that I was a newlywed at 21. In a blink of an eye, I'm in my mid-thirties and approaching forty.

Anyone have an extra "40's" manual so I can start reading up on appropriate behavior?

Heaven forbid, I don't act my age.

20 comments:

Jen said...

what in the world does 'act your age' mean anyway? I will never know.

The Royal Family said...

HEE HEE I am glad you don't act your age, its more fun that way... 33 is fine and I think your good until you hit like 45 then coolit!

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TattooedMinivanMom said...

I took it upon myself to look up some wisdom quotes for you to use as comebacks should this subject be brought up again...

"People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born." letter to Otto Juliusburger

Albert Einstein

"Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese."

Billie Burke??

Martha said...

I'm 47 and you sound completely Normal. Lil Sis is getting old before her time, maybe she needs some Exlax or something??

Roxane said...

I hate when people say that you need to "act your age". That's just because they are bitter that you are having more fun than them! Ps. 40 isn't such a bad thing Mr.H will be 42 in December ;P (and yes i'm a young'en!)

Kat said...

My husband prefers to live by the Jimmy Buffett motto of "I may grow older, but not up..."

Shannon said...

Step away from the moo-moos.

~Trish~ said...

Pffft age is just a number! I'm almost 40 and def don't act like it!

Lil Sis said...

Now you are acting 33. Over analyzing a simple throw back of insults. You, yourself, said you aren't the "average soccer mom"... "Harley riding, rock loving, texting, tattooed, marching band/track/basketball step mom." It's like people saying I shouldn't have piercings because I am a mother and it isn't exactly motherly like.

You don't act 33... but you don't act like a teenager. Have you noticed how much sooner girls are dressing inappropriately and getting tattooed and piercing, having sex and babies? Going to parties and drinking, smoking, doing drugs? I am pretty sure you aren't stayed drugged up being a whore sleeping with whomever to get attention when the wearing of a slutty shirt didn't work.

After all... why would you need to find someone else to give you attention? You sure do have a good man. [:

Organic Meatbag said...

Might I just say that at my prescribed age of 35, I am only becoming more childish...I mean, I have blogged recently about putting together a scrapbook of turd samples...if that doesn't smack of immature, I don't know what does... that being said, I have had a steady job for 11 years, I pay my bills, I pay my taxes, and I own a house...there...maturity!

We'll get REALLY old soon enough...act like a child as long as you can, and fuck the naysayers...

Too Many Hats said...

You just keep being you - don't listen to those that are jealous of your lively spirit - they can get their own.

CaraBee said...

When I was a teenager, I was so busy trying to act like an adult. Now, I'm just trying to have some fun. The good news is that I can now legally do all of the stuff I was so anxious for back then.

Every single time I punch in my age on the treadmill, it feels wrong. How could I possibly be 35?

Lula! said...

I'll be 35 in less than 6 months.

Officially in my "mid-30's."

I still feel 25. AMEN!

Candice said...

Tell your sister to suck it. In a nice loving way....

Then again, that's not very mature now is it?

Tammy Howard said...

I'll be done with my 40's handbook by the time you need it, and I'll be happy to pass it along.

WhisperingWriter said...

My husband says I act like a child. But I can't help it. I'm not going to walk around wearing cardigans and sitting calmly with my hands folded in my lap. No way.

AB HOME INTERIORS said...

Hhahaha to funny. Appropriate behavior. Is there a manual on that. And who the hell wrote the book?Popping in from SITS!

Alicia said...

oh freak...tell her to pull the stick out of her butt and let loose for a while...

Lynette said...

LOL. Well if you get a manual, please pass it over. I'm gonna be 37 this year and I DEFINITELY don't act/look my age.

Although, if acting my age comes w/ mom jeans...I'll pass.

Kathy said...

It's great to be you at any age. Although, when my husband starts a food fight with the kids or begins the fart-joke marathon, I do say, "How old are you?" And he laughs at me and farts.