Friday, December 12, 2008

This Old Mare Just Aint What She Used to be.

So, on Monday I turn the big 3-0.

I'm not sure what thirty is supposed to feel like, but whatever it is...I'm not feeling it.

Most days, I look at my life and wonder who this man is in my bed and where did these three children come from. Aren't I still a seventeen year old cheerleader with big bangs and an obnoxious personality?

I'm not thirty.

Well, I guess I am. I guess it's true.

And this week, I've been reminded.
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The other day Kendon and I were discussing a girl he works with.

Kendon: "She's about 25ish."

Me: "So, she's about my age."

Kendon: "Uh...you're not really 25ish anymore."

Me: "Oh."
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Here's another reality check for you....

Kendon: "Sirri, you're so cute! Where did you come from? You must be cute like your mom."

Sirri: "Well, I'm CUTER than my mom. But, don't worry mom, I still love you."

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And just one more.

Sirri: "So, mom. What kind of birthday cake are you going to have?"
Me: "I don't know sis. What kind do you think I should have?"

Sirri: "You could have a princess cake!"
Me: "Yeah. That's a good idea. Do you think I'm a princess?"

Sirri: "Um? Yeah? ............pause and in thought........... Well, mom. Maybe you should just have a Mommy cake."

What? This isn't what thirty year olds act like?
Oh.

25 comments:

Pam said...

Dolly, I wouldn't expect you to act any other way!!! You will be a terrific 30 year old. Just remember. . . go with the flow because there isn't a darn thing you can do about it!! Have a wonderful day. I wish you were here so I could make you your "Mom cake"! See you in two weeks though! (And PLEASE come for New Years!!!) Love you, Mom

♥Shally said...

Ya. I still have no idea I am 35. I hear other people say they are 35 and all I think is: "Wow, they are OLD."

Then I remembember.

Dang.

andrea said...

right there with ya. most of the time when people ask me how old i am, i get it wrong the first time.

the teeth freaked me out. we almost had to end the friendship. at least, from the nose down.

*~McGarys~* said...

Im not sure what 25ish or 30 feels like but when I get there I hope that I am a super cool mom and wife like you:) Your so fun and your kids are lucky that your not a lame. lol

Christie said...

Thirty really is the worst birthday. I hated 30. Every birthday after that is not so bad. Although, I'm not really looking forward to 40...

Arin Rohrbach said...

I'm still in denial I'm turning 30 next month. The 20's still sound cool and young. At least nobody has a clue how old I really am. I think it might have something to do with my behavior. . .

Lauren in GA said...

I know what you mean...sometimes I really do look around and wonder how on earth I got to be the wife and mom!

You are so cute! Those teeth are a bit scary, but you are so cute! The quotes are really funny, too.

a mom cake...hmmmmmm? That probably means it will be chocolate, huh? ;)

gab said...

I am one hundred years older than you and I PROMISE 30 is just the beginning of the best decade ever. Happy birthday!!!

Cindy said...

i don't like the fact that i'm turning 27 on wednesday either. oh right...maybe it's because i still live at mom and dad's house...and i act like i'm 19 most days...and i hang out with 22 year olds that like loud cars and bullet bikes...or because the members of my single's branch presidency are MY friend's husbands...or because my niece is so worried that i can't find a husband. ugh.

Cindy said...

and by the way...i will really miss you this week. i miss celebrating our birthdays together. i even miss blowing the candles out after you...the SAME candles, just relit.

I LOVE YOU SISTER. YOU ARE THE BEST!

Ilene said...

I was talking to my sis-in-law and her 8 year old daughter and friend walked by us. After walking by us, her daughter rolled her eyes and gave her friend a LOOK. I realized that she was thinking that her 33 year old mom and 30 year old aunt are so boring. I wanted to shake her and say, "You're mom is cool and hip! And so am I!"

I keep telling myself that.

Bridget said...

I am 34 and I'm like Shally. When I hear someone is 35 I think they must be REALLY old. Since thats a few months away for me. :)

Talia said...

If your what 30 looks like, bring on the big 3-0!

Happy Birthday!

Jill said...

Oh Lisa, I love you! I, too, was so worried about turning 30...but then when it happened I was like, "Well...I don't feel any different...so...am I missing something?"

Robin said...

oh my gosh. i know. i'm totally still 21.

i, too, am dreading the big 3-0 in june. i really can't believe i'll be thirty. but thank goodness you get there before me. you can tell me all about it.

Lauren Evans said...

Lisa-Marie, you look so good! I hope i look as good as you at 30!!

Hazen5 said...

Happy early birthday! Oh honey, if I were ONLY 30 again!!! Girl, I think you still go it.

Angela said...

Oh Lisa Marie! Only you. I still feel like I'm in HS too. Happy Birthday.

Colleen said...

happy birthday. i don't feel 30 either. i kinda forget that i am. i still feel 18. well okay with a few more aches and pains. hope you had a great one. what didn the cake look like?

Dustin and Shelli Chambers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY~
You are one of my dearest and I hope you have a great day! You are an inspiring person, don't forget it! Love Shelli

Laurel said...

I'm knockin' on the door of the 40's and I still haven't got it figured out. From this point on, I think it's just your body that ages. The spirit gets wiser but still stays young.

Anyway, enjoy your birthday, and shoot! Go ahead and enjoy the whole decade. 30's have been great for me!

queenieweenie said...

Happy Birthday and here's to family who make us feel better....NOT!

I think you're beautiful and VERY "unmommy" like-even with buck teeth.

Eat lots of cake!

Jenibelle said...

For you 30 is very obviously the "new 10". Always live life younger than you really are, it's more fun!!

lara formisano said...

miss lisa. happy belated birthday my dear! you are looking amazing as always and i MISS you! my eyes are watering thinking of the fun times in rexburg. anyway, i hope you had a nice christmas and THANK YOU for sending the gift from cindy! oh, lisa...i love the necklace and got so excited when i saw the rexburg return address. it's beautiful and i'll wear it with "little white house" pride. tell kendon hello and give him a hug from me. love ya!

Sally said...

30 looks good on you! Those pictures are 100% awesome.

Whenever I meet people my age, I estimate them to be about 10 years older. Argh. That means I look 10 years older, too. But you look about 26, so don't give it another thought!