Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Over the Hill I guess

Apparently I'm no longer what they call a "Spring Chicken".

Sometimes, I am reminded in a not-so-subtle way that I am no longer 21...or even in my early twenties.

For example, when I drink more than two glasses of wine, I can't seem to get out of bed the next morning/day until noon. Oh, and I can just forget about getting any school or housework done.

And the past year of recruiting on college campuses at my previous job...I could no longer pass as a college student. There definitely comes a point when you are looked at as more of a professional adult rather than a free-spirited sorority girl walking to class.

Another reminder? The responsibilities that go along with being an adult: bills, mortgages, job stress, straightening out insurance issues, retirement plans etc. etc. etc.

But yesterday's incident topped them all.

I was walking over to the Teen Center at my after school program. Just as I went to open the door, a boy sitting on the steps with one of his friends said under his breath, "Watch out Scott! You're going to hit the old lady."

Yes, that's right. I got called an "Old Lady".

Hmm. Next thing you know, I'm going to be gathering exact change in my coin purse at the grocery store and getting AARP magazines in the mail.

Oh and to top my uplifting experience at work?

I got pummeled in the face yesterday with a kickball. My jaw started swelling and is still sore.

Oh, kids. What would we do without them?

(Probably feel a lot younger).


McGriddle Pants said...

I swear, the week I turned 30, I got an AARP magazine in the mail. I also got my annual social security benefits statement. I thought I was going to die!

Freck said...

Ohhh nooo! Well, to all young'ns, we're all old ladies :) Bummer about the jaw, how the heck did that happen!? A glass of wine is necessary, but not more than two ;)

Leigh said...

Silly boys for calling you old lady! I hate being called ma'am...definitely not one yet!

You will have to tell the story of you and your jaw! If it makes you feel better, I was smoked in the face by my fiance in the gym with a weighted ball...definitely started to cry in the gym. Embarrassing!

Aly said...

i dont know why age is such a big deal. i just turned 20 and honest to goodness i felt like having a total melt down..i was like whoa nelly im and adult..im still dealing with it slowly but surely. crazy kids calling you old..for kids any1 over the age of 15 is old so dont feel bad


Sarah Ann said...

So, I got an AARP ad in the mail a few weeks ago- name, addressed to me, everything. And I'm 21. I hope that makes you feel a bit better. =]

Carolyn @ life, love and puppy prints said...

Oh no!!! I can't believe he called you an old lady!! Funny.... but TOTALLY not funny!! Hope your jaw feels better!!

Mrs. Lopez said...

LOL! THat is too funny! And even though i'm only 25 i feel you on the 2 glasses of wine statement! LOL

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I got called ma'am the other day and it made me feel pretty old. Hope your face is feeling better.

Emily said...

I hate that, I'm not quite 30, but I'm hardly ever carded anymore and I totally thought a 21 year old was like 16!!!

Kimberlee said...

Don't feel bad, I'm 21 and people refer to me as "Ma'am" or "lady" I thought that was for older women, but apparantely not. Makes me feel old though.

Henley on the Horn said...

I can't imagine someone calling YOU an old lady! They obviously can't see!

LauraAnn said...

Oh you poor thing! You are not old! I cannot believe that boy said that! lol

I hope your jaw feels better!