My age is 47. I really need to update my profile. It says I am a mid forties former teen mom. Quickly approaching that big five oh.
Okay the three BEST things about my age:
My Kids: They are raised and every indication is that we did an okay job. Well, maybe not EVERY indication. My kids are normal. There has been some drinking and hell raising. There is some driving too fast and spending money on things that make me scratch my head. But mostly they are good men. The still come home regularly, pay their bills and two of them have married wonderful young ladies. Statistics said they didn't stand a chance but everyone of them went to college. The youngest is not quite done.
Home: When I was a kid we moved every six months until my mom remarried when I was twelve. Then I lived right smack dab in the middle of a junk yard. My mom fought like hell to keep THAT away from the house but it was often a loosing battle. This is where I live now.
That black spot in the center of the back picture is a pair of dogs playing.
There are things I wish we had done differently but my husband or I know where every nail, wire, pipe and board went in this one. We built it all with our own two hands with the help of family and friends from time to time.
The third thing is Self Confidence. Frankly, I don't give a $#!% what anyone other than my kids think and mostly they approve of everything I do. That is a very liberating experience. I do still want to please others but I now find it okay to pleas me!
Okay the Worst things about my age:
Kids are grown and gone. I really miss having kids around.
My health. Genetics suck sometimes. I hate going to the doctor (went yesterday) and I hate taking meds and thinking about whether I can manage something with the current issues.
The economy. I want to think about retirement in ten or twelve years. It really doesn't look doable.
And, if I were to be totally honest, I really miss the firmer body of my youth and hate the age spots and spider veins but those are cosmetic and I COULD fix them. I just would rather spend my money on sewing machines, fabric and travel than plastic surgery, gym memberships and creams.
I wrote this without reading anyone else's posts. It will be interesting to see what other say. Hop on over to Cole's and check them out!