Thursday, March 25, 2010

Embracing My Fun


I was thinking to myself last night how strange it feels to be an adult. I’m going to be 40 years old in a couple of months and I don’t feel like a grown-up. How is it that I still listen to my 80’s music, watch Southpark and giggle at poop jokes but yet I’m a professional at work and provide adult supervision to my wonderful step-children?

Do other people my age feel this way? Did my parents feel this way? Has this always been this way?

Both my husband and I are very responsible people. We pay our bills, take care of our family, pets, plants, job responsibilities and our gods but yet we both still have fun and play. Neither of us can remember our parents having a lot of fun. Is that normal? Did our parents say the same thing about their parents? Did Mr & Mrs Caveman sit around their cave wondering why they seemed to have more fun then their parents?

Will this ever go away? I look around at the friends I have my age and they all seem to be fully in touch with their inner child. Are we going to be senior citizens playing video games with our grandchildren, reading Harry Potter and planning for the zombie-pocalypse? I hear the Wii is a huge hit with the over-60 crowd these days so who knows…Will they make game controllers with larger buttons and call it the Jitterbug for the PS15?