Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

"So I turned 30 today," she said quietly. Spoken matter-of-factly so as not to create a fuss, while secretly hoping a fuss would be made...

Yes, its true, I turned 30 today (aren't I brave broadcasting that number in this public forum). To some of you that sounds young. To others, it probably sounds old.

To me, well, I don't feel any different. I feel the same age I did yesterday... 24.

Although I don't feel any different, I am not crazy about the thought that I am in my 30s. It makes me a little sad. At least for the moment...

Mya was very excited that today is my birthday. That is something I miss about childhood. Birthday's were a big deal. They still are. But they seem to loose the magical feel and start to become a little more ordinary the older I get.

I remember not being able to sleep the night before my birthday when I was little. Definately not the case this time around.

My kids sang happy birthday to me this morning. Unprompted. On there own. It was fun. I told Mya it was a great birthday present. She quickly told me it wasn't a present.

I remember asking my mom what she wanted for her birthday when I was younger. She would usually ask for a clean kitchen, or something like that. I never understood her reasoning. Why would you ask for something that would be undone the next day or sooner. I am starting to understand a little better.

I will probably ask for the same thing some day.

Today I think I will ask the boys to play quietly without fighting. That would be a great present.

Probably not going to happen.

Actually, it didn't happen. But they are playing quietly without fighting at this moment.

Happy Birthday to me.

23 comments:

Jill Foley said...

Happy Birthday! Be careful what you wish for....my girls were playing so quietly this morning...I was getting quite a bit of violin practicing done. But when I went to check on them I found colossal messes!!

Amber said...

Happy Birthday Megan! : )

Hope you have a great day . ..

leisle deisle said...

happy birthday mego! my dear, old sister :)

leah said...

happy birthday my dear!

love you!

Kirsten said...

Happy Birthday Megan!!! I always looks at aging with this motto, if you are fulfilled in your life and if you have all the things you love and need it is a blessing to see another year. So blessing to a great new year!

girlie girl said...

Happy Birthday! hope it was great!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday Megan!!!! Hope you have something fun to do for it!

love you lots and thankful you are my friend!

Holli said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
(its Abby K. B-day too!)

Jessica said...

Hi Megan,

Happy 30th Birthday! Thanks for your blog, I have been following it for almost a year now, and have just started my own up! Hope you had a great day.

Blessings from Australia! :)
Jess

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend!!!

Janie S. said...

Happy Birthday Sunshine! My friends' mother threw her a surprise 30th birthday, and played thre song 'I am Woman Hear Me Roar'...and then told her that her 30's were truly the best years of her life...
I wasn't keen on the song, but the advice was true, and may it be for you as well!

Heidi K. said...

Happy Birthday!!

Carrie said...

Happy Birthday Megan! I have been 30 for a little over a month and so far, I can't complain. I hope you have a great time out to dinner with your hubby!!!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday!

My mom turns 40 next Friday and we had a surprise birthday party for her at the beginning of the month. She was so happy with it. She LOVES her birthday and she's excited to turn 40. Just be thankful that you have made it to 30!! Some people don't...

-Emily

Minders said...

Happy Birthday Megan! Hope you had a great day!

Renata said...

Happy Birthday!!
Hope you have a lovely time!

kasey said...

Happy Birthday Megan!!! I'm sorry I'm late!

Real Reedy said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday! Don't worry we have said that as long as you're 30, you're not technically in your 30s yet!

Kirk and Keri Plattner said...

Happy Birthday Megan!

emily said...

Megan, This is a really great post. I so enjoyed it! And...happy birthday, my friend. The 30s aren't that bad. It's like now, we're bona-fide grown ups.

Busy Mom said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I'm a few years older than you and I think my 30's have been the best! I'm loving it! Marie

Abby said...

Happy Birthday! And after that night, I STILL forgot we shared the day! Hope you had a great one!

hubergal said...

i'm so sad and sorry i missed the day. :( my 30th wasn't very glamorous either. in fact it was a pretty crappy day, but i figured it was fitting, since i was turning 30 and all.

my poor kids can't understand why i don't care if there's a cake, etc. i try to make a deal, just because they seem depressed if i don't. but let's be honest. it's just more work for us!! :)