Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I'm Not That Old!

Acting my age... Wait, What's my age again?

Tonight my darling son gleefully told every stranger that would listen that I was turning FORTY. I didn't fully realize the extent of his mischievousness until the cashier at the drug store turned to me and told me that I looked really good "for my age."

I was momentarily speechless, not quite understanding what was occurring, until I noticed that he had turned a slight shade of red trying to stifle his laughter and I put two and two together. "I'm not that old," I informed her, trying to regain some control of the situation - which only made it worse as she backtracked with "oh, of course you're not." So I just smiled.

But what I should have said is that the birthday card my darling, clever son was buying, the one that said "Happy 40th Birthday," was a joke - a mild teasing of my getting older that is all in good fun.

Why I feel the need to reiterate that I am not turning forty (just in case anyone hadn't surmised that yet) I don't know, but I really do.

I am looking forward to the awesome forty year old that will be me when my time comes, but I am not there yet... and what's the rush? I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.


Neo Conservative said...

when my son was a pre-schooler he used to start conversations with store cashiers, librarians and assorted passers-by... by announcing his parents ages AND weights.

there's a fun way to make an impression on total strangers.


Allie said...

Out of the mouths of babes heh? How adorable!

If my son was a preschooler I might have been able to say "he has no idea how old I am." But since my son is almost 6 feet it's me who looks like I am trying to pull the wool over their eyes by protesting!

I am so going to find those naked bath pictures for his wedding...

Neo Conservative said...

"allie says... I am so going to find those naked bath pictures for his wedding."

better yet, our local post office had brochures telling you how to put your own pictures on custom stamps.

get a sheet of naked stamps made up... and tell him, instead of any other punishment, you're gonna mail letters to all his friends.