Friday, June 26, 2009

Should I lie about my age?

I keep running into all these 28 year old guys who are surprised when I tell them how old I am. They gasp…and call me “ma-am”. What am I supposed to do about that? I’m not even saying that I look young. I guess I’m just really immature. On the flip side, guys my age seem so old to me. It seems like they are all divorced with that dreaded 4-letter word- “kids!” It’s not that I don’t like kids… but they have mothers. That’s a different life than I’m living people! I can’t even handle a guy with a dog! What do you mean you can’t just leave in 5 minutes for a 3 hour drive? Don’t get me wrong…I want that life with kids and a house with the everyday tasks of getting my kids ready for school, putting dinner on the table, and wiping runny noses…I just don’t have it right now. I count my blessings everyday for the freedom and amazing life that I do have. I can’t help the stage of life that I’m in and I’m looking forward to having that other life when I meet someone who fits and wants it too… but right now…I feel like a kid who’s sitting on a swing and dangling her legs in a summer breeze. Free and excited all the time!

As for lying about my age…I started working with a girl 10 years ago who was my age. For some reason, she insists that she is 9 years younger than I am now. She even did the math to figure out what year she would’ve graduated from college…honestly I can’t even make that equation work! The funny thing is that I was actually thinking of telling people that I’m going to be 50 this year so they say, “WOW! You look really great for your age!” …I’ll smile and say, “Thank you!”…cause that’s the kind of honest and polite girl I am!