Tuesday, September 22, 2009

You're only as old as you feel

As I walked into J's school last week to pick him up, I was followed by another mom who'd arrived at school at the same time. A third mother, who I know only vaguely, approached both of us, and complained: "Today I turned 45, and I'm not feeling very good about it!"

The other mom and I shrugged.

"No sympathy here. I'm 48," I replied.

"Sorry, I'm almost 60," said the other mom.

The 45-year-old mom looked stunned. She did not know what to say. I was feeling a little stunned myself.

I always thought I was one of the oldest fourth grade parents. Imagine having to parent J at 10 as a 60-year-old? Can't even imagine....


A Mother Always said...

So true, you are only as old as you feel..so start feeling young.

Anonymous said...

Totally Agree! I'm 35 and I feel like I am 16. I think I look younger too because I feel younger!

My grandpa is 95 and he looks old and his body feels old- but his mind is sharp as a knife!

Melissa said...

Hello fellow Manic Mommy!

I watched a fascinating documentary this weekend called "Nursery University" which featured a woman who had twins at 57 and is raising them as a single parent. One of the children had development delays. I think that woman must be amazing. Can't even imagine. I'm pooped at 30 with 2.

Anonymous said...

Interesting, I always thought I was one of the oldest moms in my 5th grader's class. Maybe I'd be surprised if I knew everyone's age.