Turning 39. Again.

So today was my birthday. If I was a year older for everyone who wished me a happy one on Facebook, I'd be pushing 162. (Thanks, everyone!) This tells me several things. First of all, Facebook is pretty quick to share personal info like that. (I know there are settings for that kind of thing, and I quite frankly don't care who knows when my birthday is. Still, they're free with the info.) Second, that I have the best friends ever. And third, I am the worst friend. I can't recall sending someone good birthday vibes through FB, because I suck that way.

So last year my dear MIL reminded me that I'd be turning 39, which I totally believed for all of five minutes before my husband talked me back down to 38. He's a dear that way. This year, though, I'm 39. For real.

Next year I'll probably turn 40. This doesn't bother me in the least, mostly because every day is a fun one. With kids like these, who wouldn't want to just keep living the good life?


Of course, it's the verbal one of those two children who said "who was even alive in 1977?!" To which I replied, "Um, I was 6 years old in 1977." She answered, "Really? You're that old? 1977 was like two decades ago." So I had to correct her and say, "no, more like almost 4 decades ago." So then she said, "wow, I had no idea you were that old. I think of 1977 and think 'ancient history.'"

So I had no choice but to post that picture of her. And this one, also.


And as a reminder that one shouldn't mess with their geriatric mother, I'll post this one, too.


She claims that she was forced to don the attire, although I'm not buying it. There's no way that cute little boy could wrestle her down and make her put weird clothing on. She claims he said "please" and she had no choice but to comply. I could totally believe that because that boy's wily ways are all too well known to me. But I choose to believe that the picture tells a more accurate story. See him calling her a freak as an aside?

(And see that be another grand example of his right side of the mouth thing? For all those whom I've left hang, I apologize. I will see a specialist in March and question him on that. For now, I have no answers. Tune in next season...)

27 comments:

Leanne said...

Happy Birthday AGAIN, my FB friend.

Oh, and I might have to steal this idea and put up some pictures of my teen in weird clothing too. It's a GREAT idea...or maybe just a good threat to use?

CC said...

Happy happy birthday! I'll be catching up with you soon (well, sorta).

And, totally show off those embarrassing pictures. She should NEVER claim 1977 is ancient history!

Molly said...

Happy Birthday!!

Krista said...

I could put a picture of my teen daughter in weird clothing but the bad thing is it won't be considered weird for another 15 years! I hope you had a great birthday and I will personally remind you when mine comes in Feb! ;-)

My Two Army Brats said...

When he goes to speech does the speech therapist put her hands on his face or her own when she makes the sounds she'd like him to make?

Roger said...

Happy Birthday again, youngster!

Love the pictures of your son and daughter having a great time together! I'm sure Micah's thinking 'got her again!' :)

Hope your day was great and welcome to your fortieth year:) By the way, the forties aren't so bad, I have no idea what I was worried about. Oh wait, I wasn't.

the planet of janet said...

oh yeah, you got her good!

happy birthday, my young friend...

SunflowerMom said...

1. I didn't realize we are the same age. Sweet, we can go thru menopause together.

2. Photo torture of teens looks so fun. They are so easy to embarrass, aren't they?

3. Hand/mouth thing is new to me. Micah is stumping everyone with his clever new secret!

chasingalittlelion said...

Happiest of birthdays to you! I know, I'm a day late, but I tried very hard to hide from Twitter yesterday and actually work at work (I know!) so I missed out on most of the fun.
Love the pictures!

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday! Don't be afraid of 40 next year - some of us have survived the transition!

I think the pictures are great payback for those "ageist" remarks made by a certain young lady.

It is so nice to see her playing like that with her younger brother!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! 1977 was just a smidge over THREE decades ago, says the person born in 1977. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

(Keri) Auburn Gal Always said...

Sissy's birthday was the 20th too. Happy day to you. I'm only 12 days ahead of you in the race to 40. I'd gladly let you win though!

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Happy Birthday! Dontcha just love teenaged bloggy blackmail! :)

JennyH said...

Hope you had a great birthday!

Great pictures of Becky--I'm sure she loves you for that.

1977 is a great year! That is the year I was born!

utmomof 5 said...

Happy Birthday! There is nothing wrong with turning the same age twice. I have been 29 for a few birthdays now :)

1977 wasn't that long ago, sheesh

caramama said...

Happy Birthday, oh Ancient One! Hehe.

My feelings are that each year of my life has been better than the last, so I am proud of my age (33). I love to hear that you feel similar.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Happy Birthday, again! Those are AWESOME! In Becky's defense, however, I know I would be powerless to the persuasion of Micah and would gladly wear anything he demanded!

And now that I see a picture of Micah doing the hand/mouth thing, I can tell you that I have seen nearly every Down's child I have ever worked with/known do the same thing at one point or another. I couldn't tell you what it is or why they do it, but I don't think it is completely abnormal (for lack of a better word.)

Tara said...

Happy Birthday!I am so jealous...I turned 39 LAST year. Sigh.

ModernMom said...

Happy Birthday to you! Clearly 71 was a great great year:)

Cecily R said...

You said you'd PROBABLY turn 40. That made me laugh.

How do you manage to make a birthday post that should have been mildly boring totally and completely entertaining? I need lessons.

Oh, and. If Micah said "please" to me, I'd wear a gorilla suit.

Cecily R said...

One more thing.

HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY!

Since I forgot in my comment AND on FB. I stink.

Karen Deborah said...

Happy birthday DARLIN!

Michelle said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

Gotta love revenge with the photos!

Lisa Page Rosenberg said...

I'm late - so I'll just say - wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

BeautifulWreck said...

Hope you had a fantastic birthday!

Michelle said...

And I totally missed your birthday, sorry! But that's probably because I haven't logged on in eons. FB falls below reading blogs which ummm hasn't happened much lately. Sorry :)

imbeingheldhostage said...

Isn't that sad that 1977 was ancient history? I hope it was a spectacular day for you. Sorry I wasn't able to get over here to sing loudly and embarrass you-- I'll make it up to you somehow ;-)