Thursday, October 13, 2011

a fresh set of eyes (or, how to age gracefully)

aging would be a lot easier if it wasn't for the getting old part. i turned 35 this year, and realized i am now closer to 50 than i am to 20. this was a sobering effin' thought! i still physically act like I'm 20, but my body likes to remind me that i'm not, as evidenced by the increasing number of advils I have to take after taking emmi to gymboree. i've grown my hair out longer than it has been since i was in college, and when someone asks why, i say 'because it may be my hair's last hurrah!' platitudes like 'you're only as old as you feel' are useless to me, because some days i feel like 25, other days 85. however, as corny as it sounds, seeing emmi experience life and watching her see things for the first time helps me cope with this whole aging nonsense. it truly does give you a different perspective.

and, at the very least, it gives me an excuse to slide down a slide and be the only grown up in the bouncy castle.

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