Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A quarter of a century

25 years.

That's how old I'm going to be tomorrow. 25.

The number seems so small compared to an average life span. Then why is it I feel so beyond that? Could it be the three small children? Or is it the minivan? Or the laugh lines I've been developing but have tried to ignore? Or the aches I have and the noises I make when getting up off of or down on to the floor?

Birthdays have really never been a big deal for me and I've never liked being an "odd" number (I know, it's weird), but I'm really looking forward to 25.

I finally feel like my chronoligical age is catching up with the "grown up" I've always been!

Here's to a couple more quarters...


Kelli in the Mirror said...

I'm ashamed to say I didn't know when your birthday was off the top of my head. I knew it was January but I always forget the day.

Happy birthday. Here's to being halfway to fifty. :)

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Happy Birthday today! ; )

Kelly said...

Hey Alli!

Thanks for commenting! So nice to know you're out there!

Oh, and Happy Birthday too!

Robin said...


Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Happy Birthday! I once heard from a skincare company that the lines on your face come from many things, your first kids, delivering your first baby, laughing, and that's all I can remember now. Anyway, it seems like they may be something to celebrate instead of ignore!

Jenn said...

25 was a difficult number for me...this year, 30 looms only 5 months away. Yikes! Can I really be almost 30?

Hope you had a Happy Birthday!

PS: Your kids are cuties :)

4andcounting said...

Happy belated birthday. I found you by way of Rocks in My Dryer and feel we might have a lot in common. I'm 27 with 4 kids (5, 4, 3, and 16 months) and often tell people my lifestyle age is 35! I'll be coming back to see what adventures are going on in your family.
Good luck with homeschooling. That is a great commitment to make--one I haven't found the courage to take on.