Friday, April 03, 2009

David is 20!!

I no longer have any teenagers in this house. My baby (the 6ft 4in one) is 20 today. TWENTY!!!!! How did this happen?? Happy Birthday, my boy! Boy?? Man. Oh heavens. He is 20. The wrinkles on my face now have new meaning. I am old. My children are in their 20s and 30s and a new age begins.

So I went and had my hair cut. And highlighted. And then I took a myriad of photos of myself and discovered that the wrinkles are very real and seem to be multiplying at a million times a second, and that I seem to have one eye smaller than the other, or the weight of the eyelid on my right eye is more than that of my left eye, and that meant taking more photos of the wonky eyes.....

And that deperssed me so you get NO photos right now. I am in a decline. Wrinkles, old children, wonky eyes, and the fact that the junior who helped to unfoil the foils at the hairdresser is someone I taught. And she is fresh faced and wrinkle free. I am not.

I went swimming at dawn and did all my hydro exercises and then crawled out of the pool and felt very virtuous. My legs always feel like tons of bricks after hydro. Oh well - it must mean it is working!

I am joking about the decline really. I have no problem with the passing years. Generally. It is just a little alarming when you see it up close! However..... I would love to try to stop time just a little before all my children are grown and settled somewhere far away, and relish those moments of parenthood all over again. For a while. Mums of young ones, don't wish the time away. It sort of sneaks up on you and suddenly they are all grown and fully capable of managing their own affairs.

I have said this before, but it seems just yesterday that they were born......

11 comments:

Vee said...

*Squeal* You had your hair cut? And you're NOT showing us? So cruel. LOL!

I seem to have married a man who wants his wife to have long hair. This is so against my sensibilities. I truly want a fresh, short do.

Hope that those young moms hear you. They'll certainly be surprised to find that what they were always told about children growing too fast is true.

Happy birthday to your son!

Laurie in Ca. said...

I agree with you so much here Linds about the kids being small one day and all grown up the next day. I just keep in mind that there will always be 22 years between us, no more and no less:) I think this is one reason I enjoy following the young mothers and their kids blogs. It is so easy to wish time away when in the trenches of child rearing. They tell the same stories and now I get to do it again with the grandkids with my eyes open more widely:) I wouldn't trade wisdom for smooth skin and sexy body. I am over it! How's the bump? And Happy Birthday David. My babies are 18 years older than your baby.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the spring weather.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

Dawn said...

I really want to see a picture of your new do!

The thing that really kills me is when I see my face in the monitor of this laptop! Yuck!

Happy Birthday, David! You're nobody's baby any more!

Linda said...

Oh, Amen to that Linds. My oldest will be forty next month. When on earth did that happen?
Happy Birthday to David! It really doesn't seem possible that a year has gone by already.
You're doing an excellent job with your exercises.
Have a blessed weekend Linds.

Mary said...

You have a son who is 20. I have a daughter who is 20.

I bet you I have more wrinkles than you - and please... let's not even start comparing droopy eyelids - I win - hands down!

So, post a photo of the new hair....like NOW. Inspire me...as you so often do ....come on!

Morning Glory said...

Pictures -- I want pictures!!

Happy Birthday to your David.

Isabelle said...

Happy birthday David.

Well, I'm sure you're not really wrinkled at all but at least, let me remind you, you're a granny. Unlike some of us.

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday to David!

You can't say something about a new haircut and then not post pictures....come on now? LOL

Chris said...

Got my lovely locks trimmed as well today! Of course, you were in bed when that happened, but we could still be sisters in the cosmetology sense.

At least I think we can...I'll have to check the international rulebook.

And Daaaaeeeeeviiiid??? A very happy birthday to you! It seeems like only a year ago I was saying the same thing....

Mouse said...

It wasn't until I cut my long hair that the good ladies of Brittany started to take me seriously. Of course that didn't last...
Here's to laughter lines!

The Bookworm said...

I'm at the other end of the teen years as my eldest is just 14. Even at this stage it feels as though time is speeding up every year. I still have a way to go before my youngest (2yo) is 20, by which time I'll be 65. I think that means I jump straight from young(ish!) mum to old age. Having a mid-life baby means that life stages start crashing into each other.