I used to be so good with numbers - I could whip up what anything was going to cost including taxes - in a heart beat. AND problem solving was fun for me - I actually enjoyed it ( my brother sent me a test once that my nephew had passed - making him almost a Savant - he declared - and I solved it in under 2 minutes ) So you see when I tell you I'm a genius it's not just empty bragging LMHO.................
(I sent him a text back saying he'd better check the source of that test btw.)
So WHY am I having such a difficult time with THIS equation?
IT CAN'T BE 55 - can it?
No - it absolutely can't be.
I can't be turning 55 in 3 short weeks?
I'm the Mom of these little guys after all
and it doesn't matter if they've gotten a little itsy bitsy bit taller - this is how I still see them deep in my heart - and if that's how they are to me - and I had them in my early 20's then you can see how the numbers don't add up, right?
I want to pull them out of those photos - and read them Narnia all over again
I want to chase them around the house playing hide and seek
I want to make trees in the mud ( brocolli and gravy ) and Teddies on a cloud ( teddy cookies on vanilla ice cream )
I want to dance with them - and sing with them - and I want to see those eyes open as wide as possible when they discover that Rudolph left poop on the front lawn ( oreo cookies broken up )
I want to see them fresh out of their baths in their jammies watching Care Bears.
I want to hoist them up on my back at bed time and jump up and down neighing or snorting or doing whatever animal they require me to be
I want it back - because it was only yesterday after all.................
And if it was yesterday - then I'm only 29 years old -
Forget Math - I'll take History any day ( or my version of it anyway )
Ashley - Lindsay - Gordie -
No creation I can ever come up with in this life time can ever compare.......................
And the next time I complain about my body - I have to remember that this is the body that created them and I will be eternally grateful to it.
They are the three hearts on the watermarks on all my photos
p.s. most of you know I have twin girls ( ladies now I suppose - even though I'm only 29 ) - want to see a photo of twin boys that'll melt your heart away?
Oh Megan - I could stare at this photo forever !!!
OUR PINTERESTING FAMILY
Enjoy every single moment - because before you know it they'll be grown - and you'll be as confused as I am now
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Don't let it go by too fast!
Happy Birthday! (And lovely "creations.") Hugs, Linda@Wetcreek BlogReplyDelete
Oops! There I go assuming again! Not your b'day until later in April oh well, I am super early. Enjoy the last month of being 54! Linda@Wetcreek BlogDelete
Your children are beautiful and you have so many wonderful memories. I often think of all the fun times I had with my son - baths, playing in the sand box, little soldiers, reading to him, bike riding.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true.
Technically, you may be turning 55, but with that great attitude of yours, you're truly only 29 :) What a lovely post! Your kids are adorable. What lovely memories to look back on. They grow up so fast, don't they?ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday young lady!ReplyDelete
Age is just a number. The only thing that matters is how you feel. Society feels a need to pigeon hole everyone according to age group - if you're such&such an age, you should be like this. NONSENSE! Enjoy every moment, expect the best of everything in life & it will be yours!ReplyDelete
ps maybe we should stop celebrating birthdays... lol
Oh to be 55 again. Ha ha. I remember when I turned 45. Friends put pink flamingos (only 2) and balloons on our lawn. I thought I was getting old then!! At 50 my kids gave me a birthday party. At 55 I draw a blank and at 60 my hubby took me to Moncton, my hometown, for a day of fun in the pouring rain. You are a very young almost 55 Suzan. And you made beautiful children. I hope you celebrate every day up until the day after you turn 55 because before you know it you'll be 6?! And you won't believe where the time has gone. Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Hope your birthday is wonderful. I know what you mean. I'm hitting the big 5-0 this year. Our children will always be our greatest creation even when they need some waxing. LolReplyDelete
What a delightful story of your life Suzan! It must be that kids keep us YOUNG! Or there is something in the water you're (we're) drinking! Or...we're just plain out of our minds with the complicated math equations! Because I'm the same way! I feel like I'm still 29...too! I had my oldest at 20, youngest at 21...young mom here. (Both boys BTW) And though they're taller than me...they can NOT possibly be the age their birth certificates state...Making me NOT the age mine states either! I don't mind the fact that I'll be 65 in October, when I consider all that I've done in my life...and how good I feel (most days that is!). Happy EARLY birthday to you. ♥ReplyDelete
Love this post! I will be 50 this year but I sometimes don't even feel like a responsible adult. When my kids were smaller I would think "I am the one responsible for raising them into adults!"...eek! You will be glad to know they made it...:) I can tell you find joy in every day life and that my friend is what keeps you young! No one could ever guess how old you are unless..........you pull out Mule Skinner Blues.....heehee...;)ReplyDelete
Why did this post make me sad? Guess it's because I can relate.ReplyDelete
Tell me about it! I turn 62 this year. I keep thinking that I should have all my stuff in one sock by now or at least have a clue. Nope. I am as goofy today as I was at 27 and I am ok with that. Both of my babies are now in their 40's. That's right .. 40s! I am amazed by this fact as I am (in my head) still very young and pretty. I have told my children to treasure every moment with their children. Those years fly by much faster than you ever could have imagined.ReplyDelete
Now when, exactly, is that birthday occuring? I know it has to be after the 22nd of April...
Thanks for making me cry. Wish I could go back to the days when my babies were little. I miss them so much. (I'm a year behind you)ReplyDelete
Suzan, I forgot to have children! But think of how embarassed I could have made mine if I had them when I went to Aldi's yesterday looking like a homeless person and then let out a line of Mule Skinner.ReplyDelete
I was having a great morning until I saw your post...because it means...I AM TURNING 55 THIS YEAR TOO. Dang, all that spam mail for seniors...they are now addressed to me. lolReplyDelete
55????? no way, you looks much younger, my friend. I`m 57 but I always forget that, and think I`m 20, LOL.ReplyDelete
I still have computer problems, so thats why I haven`t visit for a while.
Then I saw your kitchen . The floor is beautiful and I LOVE it. Just love it.
Have a great week
Big hug from me
They do grow up too fast. I miss those days too.ReplyDelete
I know it's weird given my job today, but I was a maths student first. Still, last time the doctor asked me my age, I had no idea what I was supposed to answer. So I gave her my date of birth let her do the maths! I don't celebrate my birthdays and that helps with forgetting the number! Happy birthday to you!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean...my baby is 24 today. How did that happen? It was just yesterday and she was this adorable toddler with bouncy curls. There is no way I'm 52 and she's 24. I miss my kids as little too and wish I could do all the fun stuff over. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Very sad. And depressing. And true.ReplyDelete
So true. I hear ya! My boys are growing too fast. My son Sam turns 14 - April 7th.ReplyDelete
Oh but just think soon there will be grandchildren and according to my parents they're the best kids you can ever have all the fun and none of the crap and you get to sleep right through the night! I get it though I look at Samuel who is soon to be 16 in his work uniform and wonder where the heck that time went and what happened to my adorable baby boy, and how he could possible be old enough to pay taxes. I think I will be a wreck when he finishes high school (of course I will still have a preschooler at home as well) We were watching a thing on multiple births the last night and I was telling Julian about Megan's boys being the cutest little things ever, they are adorable. I take my hat off to all of you who did two (or more) newborns at once I can't even imagine double the night time feeds.ReplyDelete
Suzan I know this feeling so well ...I hate it I want my baby girl back even though she has given me my beautiful grandson I still miss my little girl=love dee xReplyDelete
Your kiddos were so adorable...:) It is amazing how life flies by and leaves us wondering where the time went. And every year goes faster than the last! Happy early birthday...celebrate all month! That's my motto...:) And....:)..if it makes you feel better...you do not look almost 55...you have a very youthful look!ReplyDelete
Don't worry because from what I understand, you are only as old as you feel! Problem is, sometimes I feel as old as I am! Your children were, and I am sure still are, beautiful!ReplyDelete
Suzan...I just turned 55 this past Friday. My mom had us over for dinner and she loves to tease me about how I ruined her Easter dinner 55 years ago. She had family over and just as she sat down to eat...I decided that it was time to come into the world 6 weeks early. It is hard to believe that both of my girls are grown and that I have 2 wonderful grandchildren. Time sure goes by to quickly!! I hope you have a great birthday in 3 weeks!!ReplyDelete
Suzan what a beautiful post and you babies were so cute. I remember my parents doing a few of these things with us when we were young. My parents were so creative and I fell for it every time. Being 6 and 4 years younger then my brothers makes a difference with that stuff. The y never ruined it for me or my parents. My parents said no matter how I old I got I was always going to be their baby girl and it is so true, wouldn't have it any other way!!!!ReplyDelete
Happy upcoming birthday! What day is it? Mine's the 16th. :) I know how you feel....I have no idea how my babies can be 22 and 23!!ReplyDelete
I feel your pain. My birth year is 1949 and there is NO way that I could possibly be almost 65. NO WAY! Your babies are beautiful and your proudest accomplishment.ReplyDelete
Oh- I hear you- I have a few years on you and I can hardly believe it either. How the heck did we get this old when our hearts and minds are only 29? Those are beautiful children and I can see why they have your heart. xo DianaReplyDelete
Happy almost-birthday, Suzan! This post got me all chocked up -- it really brought me back to the days when my son was just a little thing...such memories! I am so grateful to have videos from those days...on the rare occasions that we watch them, it brings everything back just like it was yesterday! Who knew that childhood was so FAST!!!ReplyDelete
Happy almost birthday as well. I now know why I am drawn to you. My first child was born in April 1959. You could have been his twin. Bob always wanted to have twins. I will tell him that the other twin escaped to Canada. My birthday is in April also.ReplyDelete
Have a blessed day/week, Ginger
We all wonder how this happened to us and want our babies back. I have a grandson who is 20!ReplyDelete
Aw...your kiddos are adorable. No way you'll be 55...you look far to young for that. Thanks for sharing the pic of my boys. As you probably know I've been so busy with them I just got to check this out today. ;)ReplyDelete
Now I definitely think we have some sort of transatlantic connection! My youngest daughter will be 24 on April 12th and I will be 54 in July, I keep dreaming she is a baby again probably because THIS CAN'T BE POSSIBLE...It gets better though - my eldest daughter has just told me I am going to be a granny!!! Actually I have decided to be a Nana as I'm far too young to be a granny :), apparently her partner's mother also wants to be a Nana (some nonsense about it being a tradition in South Africa - a likely story) so I will be Nana G which I think sounds very hip hop. I am beyond excited at the prospect of being able to do it all again, only this time I'll get more sleep...I've had a lovely time (about 2 hours) admiring all your before and afters and catching up with your blog, beats cleaning the house which is what I was supposed to be doing! So thank you and have a great birthday.ReplyDelete
First of all congratulations Gerry - and I LOVE Nana G - too cool !Delete
John and I are a blended family - I don't have grandkids of the blood - but I DO have grandkids of the heart - I decided to be Lolli and John's Pop - so we're Lollipop forever more now lol
I thought Pinterest was dangerous but your blog is worse! I truly intended to go do something productive after my last comment but I started reading more posts and wheezing hysterically instead. Now that is an age thing, I never used to wheeze when I laugh - I sound like Popeye. So many things in common: menopausal madness tick, hatred of reality TV tick, crazy road trips because we couldn't navigate our way out of a paper bag tick, language that would make a sailor blush while working on furniture tick, complete inability to accept that I can't lift a moose of an armoire tick and stories you couldn't make up regarding furniture purchases tick. The latest was a table and six chairs I bid £5 for on ebay. The picture was fuzzy, the description non existent and we have no room but did that stop me? Even the satnav couldn't identify the address (it was down a dirt track, in the middle of a field) and I couldn't get much sense out of the seller. I thought maybe she was peeved cos it had sold for so little but when we finally found her it became obvious she was taking way too many tranquilisers. The chairs were no problem but the table was VERY heavy and it wasn't going anywhere. I'd ask her things like 'do the legs come off?', 'do you have a screwdriver?' and in desperation ' how did you get it IN here' but she'd just look at me vaguely and smile. Just as I was thinking we'd have to take an axe to it (or I'd have take some of whatever she was on) my long suffering and genius partner somehow wrenched it out. Meanwhile all the varnish is falling off it like confetti and the walls were looking a bit battered, not that she was bothered at all...Needless to say it's jammed in our workshop and we're both black and blue from bumping into it, some bargain that's turned out to be.Delete
I am peeing my pants here - I know every single post you're talking about Gerry just from your comments LMAODelete
AND - I'm laughing even harder at your table and chairs -
WE have a disorder - you realize that, right? Of course you do LOL
Kindred Spirits indeed !
Your kids were so cute when they were little! I love the dress-up pictures of the girls...too sweet. And I hear you about age...my dad mentioned I'm getting close to 60...yeah, thanks for that, dad. Rubbing it in just because he's in his 80s. My oldest daughter turns 38 this year...no way...I still feel 34 so it's not possible!!ReplyDelete
Oh well, truthfully I'd rather be my age than be a young'un, and I wouldn't want to be raising kids in this day & age!!