Thursday, January 31, 2008

Finding a Good Thing and Sticking With It


Well it's my birthday, and my uncle says I gotta write. So I thought I would write about what it's like to be 36 years old, year in and year out. It's really a very nice feeling. I don't know why people choose the age of 29 -- to me, people don't even treat you like a grown-up until you're 30. There is something about the age of 36 that is very very comfortable and desirable. And so here I shall stay for the rest of my days.

It was only last year that my then 11 year old narrowed her eyes at me after she asked on my birthday how old I was. She started to say, "But weren't you..." and somebody kicked her under the table. It was NOT me, I promise. When the topic of my age comes up, I assume a benevolent, dreamy exterior, and am able to ignore all questions having to do with chronological reality. The husband plays along quite admirably, and clamps a hand over little mouths at the appropriate times. I do appreciate him, (although at age 42 he is really getting along in years I must say.)

So here I sit, in my own little Neverland, surrounded by growing children - watching them in wonder as they pass milestone after milestone. I suppose someday soon I will have to lose my grip on age 36 and leap forward with the rest of the population, into the beauty of aging.

But for now, I think I will just join a band.

15 comments:

Diane said...

Oh I wish I were 36! I need to be 36. But I was always a little older than you, so I need to pick 37 I guess. That was a good age - all the children were borne.

Congratulations on another 36th year and best wishes for yet another!

kool kenna said...

Happy Birthday! I just turned 13 :)

Joann said...

36 is a great age. I wish I had been wise enough to think of it. I will bask in your 36ishness instead. Happy Birthday, my yaya.

Kulio said...

oh thank you for the well wishes!

Kenna you are THIRTEEN!!! That is amazing!!!

Diane you can be 36 too.
J thanks for basking!!!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday Heather! :)

UnkaRik said...

Thank you for marking the day with a blog entry...I love them all SO. I am home sick with a cold today. I feel 95. But the great thing about being sick is how good you feel when you know you are getting better. Happy day after your birthday. Onward to even greater years!!!

Kulio said...

I feel 95...hahaha...
and thanks Molly!

Michelle said...

Happiest Birthday! And, WOW - in a band. Is there a MySpace page or some other way to listen in?

cjs said...

happy birthday!

I've been offline...internet people are coming in a few days.

I love your posts.

I love you.

cjs said...

happy birthday!

I've been offline...internet people are coming in a few days.

I love your posts.

I love you.

cjs said...

oops.

Kelle said...

Happy Belated Birthday! A few moments of quiet to catch up on my fave blogs. Love you!

riahbell said...

great entry!
love it and YOU!
Happy Birthday!

Jan said...

joann got me reading your blog, i love it! happy 36 or so...let's see, at 36 i had just given birth to my second and the third wasn't even thought of yet. at 46 i still have lots of life to live, adventures to experience, wisdom to attain, and love to share!

Kulio said...

hey janis wow!!! you inspire me. :-)