Why Lemony?
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June 02, 2008


So I'm thinking about age on this birthday because its 35 for me. Here's the dialog in my head about it.

me: 35! That's old! You're over the hill now. Middle age-ed.
Me: Maybe people on the phone will stop asking, "Is your daddy home?" That could be a serious plus.
me: Tha't funny, but I'm totally not convinced. This sucks.
Me: This is prime time. Feeling your power. Getting your life's work done. Look at this great family you're making, every day.
me: But I want to be out there, doing my ESL work, interacting with grown-ups more. My life is so unbalanced from 9 years at home with kids. I'm so stuck. And time is just slipping past me.
Me: Give me a break! You're so young! Everyone that's older than you says so!
me: Ha. ha. I don't want to be 35. I wish I was ageless. Why do we have to have ages and birthdays anyways.
Me: So we can honor our lives and let people love us, and thank God for the good life we have. OK? Can you get happy about this? Just a little?
me: Alright. Fine. I'll help the girls make me a party. How's that?
Me: That's a start. And cheer up, okay? Go play speed scrabble with Khalil.
me: OK.

Posted by Bahiyyih at June 2, 2008 05:46 PM

I want to be ageless too! I think we should start a new trend with that!

"How old are you?"

Also, a wish at the close of the day that you had a simply splendid birthday! I plan to email you in the next couple days regarding your comment on my blog. I'm quite excited about it. :-)

Posted by: Heather at June 2, 2008 09:50 PM

I think any time wasted in life is time that was spent NOT laboring to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. Bahiyyih, my hat goes off to you that you have made such good use of your time. Our children are young for such a brief time. The time for your career will arrive, and you will enter it as a highly experienced teacher. You are so blessed that you have been able to sacrifice the early years of your career toward an project that really matters, in the grand scheme of things.

Incidentally, I have colleagues here at work who are older than you, who are still looking for Mr Right and who are hearing the old biological clock ticking. They would agree with me that your 35 years have been well spent. :)

Happy belated Birthday, my dear Duami

Posted by: Keli at June 3, 2008 07:54 AM

dear Bakers:

The weekend was such a treat for me and the pictures are wonderful. Årent the children beautiful? And the grownups are awesome. ˇhansk so much for coming. Love ˝randma

Posted by: at June 11, 2008 07:55 AM

I love this post! I have been dreading the birthday that will make me turn two seven this month. My internal dialogue is very similar to the one you are having now, but I feel like everyone just laughs at me and says that I am young. Birthdays are definitely a time to reflect on what we live for and what we live without. Happy Birthday fabulous one, by the way.

Posted by: missmartha at June 15, 2008 01:48 PM