This year I can honestly say for the first time that I feel older. (Probably look it too, but that's just a whole different post!) But I think that the whole feeling older thing can be traced directly back to the lack of sleep discussed in my previous post.
Remember what it was like when Birthdays just rocked. A whole day devoted to the wonderfulness of you! Mom makes your favorite dinner, Dad assembles whatever 10,000 piece toy you simply had to have. And you and your friends get to wreck havoc on the house for a full 24 hour period.
Ahhhh those were the days! (I say this from the perspective of the parent whose child is not yet old enough to wreck said havoc)
Back then, your birthday was something to look forward to. Because it seemed that every birthday brought with it new and amazing privileges that were unthinkable the year before. A little more freedom, a little more responsibility.
think about it:
1st B-Day - You get to WALK. Way cooler than waiting for someone to take you where you want to go.
5th B-Day - Ge to go to school! A huge goal of mine. That is until I realized that I didn't get to go with my sister.
8th B-Day - Some
where around here I graduated to the front seat. But that might have been because Jana went to college and not due to an age thing.
14 - Permit
16 - License
18 - Vote
21 - Drink
24 - Rent a Car
and then.....well, nothing!
Now your just marking the years until you can apply for AARP.
It's really kind of anti-climatic.
So that's where I sit. A twenty something with nothing better to do than watch the big 3-0 creep closer and closer with every passing year. yea~!~
I did get a pretty great birthday present this year though, cause look who I got to spend it with!
I will say one thing though. The older you get the better you get
at making your birthday last as loooooooong as possible. At this point I have Adam convinced that I OWN the entire month of February.
He still only gets a day. As he should.