Getting Older

Tomorrow is my birthday! I know it’s exciting. NOT! Well, sort of. The truth is once you reach a certain age birthdays don’t thrill you as much as they did when you were a child. For me growing up my sister’s birthday is ten days before mine so we always shared a birthday celebration.

Yep! We had to share which was so unfair in my opinion. Although my younger brother had it worst. His birthday is two days before Christmas. Our older brother’s is in May so he got to celebrate all by himself. See what I mean about unfair?

This year I turn 44 years old. I’m almost fifty yet most days I don’t feel I’m even forty yet. There are days when like I’m eighty as well. I don’t dread getting older because I feel like I getting a little wiser each year. At least I hope that I’m getting older. I don’t feel my age because my mother still treats me like I am a child most days. I know that sounds like a teenager complaining but you have no idea. I clean and goes behind to find all the things wrong. God love her there are moments when I want to throw a tantrum just to see what she would say.

I think a lot of it for her is she doesn’t know what to do with herself anymore. She has been that way since my father passed away. Although I worry now that she may be in the early stages of dementia. She has a doctor’s appointment to check for this soon.

So what am I doing for my big birthday bash? Not much at all to be honest. I’m making a dinner and a dessert. I haven’t decided if I’m doing a cake or a trifle but plan on doing something sweet for the family. I’m not sue what I’m making until the day of. I know the family wants cake but I feel like I want something different. I have discovered that as I’ve gotten older cake doesn’t appeal to me the way it would have at one time.

Truthfully most sweets don’t appeal to me as much as they once did. I just don’t have the taste for them. My plans for my birthday weekend is to do nothing major. I just want to take the weekend off and spend some quiet time with the family. Boring I know but that is my happy place!

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  1. Happy almost birthday! I hope you find a way to make it special and include whatever makes YOU smile!

    I can relate to the sharing-a-birthday thing. My sister and I are only 4 days apart (she was born 4 days before I turned 1). So we always had to share growing up – and our personalities were TOTALLY opposite, so that was even harder. I DO try to enjoy my birthday as an adult, kind of making up for all the shared birthdays. My favorite birthday treat is travel – so obviously this year wasn’t the best. I missed getting to go somewhere new.

    I also get what you’re saying about cake. It’s definitely not my favorite dessert (unless it’s homemade by someone who made it special for me). Otherwise, I’d much prefer a decorated cookie or a cupcake or even pie. But I do love sweets!

  2. Happy belated birthday! I am in the same boat when it comes to celebrating birthdays – the older I get, the less I want to throw a big celebration. I don’t feel my age, but I still hate that time is creeping by!

  3. Happy Birthday! I’m going to be 45 in October and my daughter keeps telling me that’s close to 50. Thanks a lot. Haha.

  4. Happy almost birthday to you. I know what you mean inside I still feel like a young girl and the older I get the faster the years seem to fly by.

  5. Happy birthday! I just turned 33 last week, and likewise, I often mentally feel like I’m not quite a grown up yet lol— but due to illnesses, my body feels much older!! Ha!

  6. Happy birthday!!! I used to not think birthdays were much of a big deal for me, but since my dad passed away I think that life is a gift and should be celebrated! I hope you got a great birthday dessert and got to do something fun! (I understand about your brother’s birthday. My daughter’s is 2 days after Christmas. Everyone wants to group her day with Christmas. ugh.)

  7. I hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend! Taking the weekend off to enjoy your family sounds great. My grandmother use to say that getting older never bothered her at all because there was only one alternative to not getting older. I don’t mind my age because it’s given me freedom to know me and not worry about what others think as much or at all.

  8. I hope you had a good birthday! My mom now lives with us and her memory isn’t good. She also gets bored, so I think up a thing or 2 she can do around the house. We have a few things: I cook and she cleans, she feeds the dog, she brings in the mail and takes out the garbage. She loves doing puzzles but likes helping out around the house too.

  9. We still make a big deal out of birthdays. My wife loves to travel on hers and go somewhere to celebrate Christmas. Every birthday is special because there is only one “YOU!”

  10. Happy, happy birthday! I totally agree that birthdays aren’t as fun as you get older. Do what makes you happy for your day!

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