My latest creation: True Romance
My (shhh…) boyfriend is turning 33 today. He is not in the LEAST bit excited about it – as if 33 was nearing retirement. PUHLEEZE. I’m 38, 39 in December and I LOVE running around saying “I’ll be 40 next year” just to get him riled up. Ah, I can be sooo mean sometimes!
Age is a weird thing. I remember when I was 20, working in downtown Seattle – I thought the 26 year olds were SO OLD. Sigh. The folly (indeed) of youth. Oh! And in middle school – I thought the High School Girls were SO pretty, SO put together, SO OLD. Yes, we can say FOLLY one more time.
Now I’m contemplating the ridge that is emerging between my eyebrows, most likely from squinting at my computer All Day Long, and wonder about my body, my face, my external appearance and how it correlates to what I feel, what I am inside. I say I’m not worried about aging – but I’m a total liar.
I don’t think its aging I fear so much as becoming irrelevant. I have a 12 year old and 3 year old. The 3 year old OBVIOUSLY still needs me like no tomorrow and of course, the 12 year old does as well. But the dynamic between my older daughter and myself has changed. She is taller than me, pretty as heck, and developing a sense of humor that slightly mocks her Dear Old Mother. “Mom I can’t believe you are texting“, as if text-messaging is OWNED by the young. Dear OLD Mother? ACK! That’s ME!
Sigh. I’m still waiting to grow up – and right now, today, on YOUR birthday as I ruminate MY age – I’m okay with that. Happy Birthday (really! its a Good Thing!).
Here’s my latest creation – True Romance – a fun, free-style, free-spirited, dare I say YOUNG kinda collection with loads of sass. On sale for $3.30 in the Boutique through Monday the 25th. OH! Actually – the entire BOUTIQUE is on sale – well, most of it. Anything priced under $10 is $3.30 to celebrate that 33rd birthday. Snap up some amazing goodies at a GREAT price!