Wednesday, January 19, 2011

dreaded complaints

i as much as i hate to write a "complaint" post, i feel as though a teeny bit of venting is in order. this week was my 30th birthday. not the best day. my husband had to work (i get it, that's not the biggest deal), i didn't feel good, and i had sick kids. to top it off, people i expected to remember, didn't. i understand that in the big scheme of things a rotten birthday is not the end of the world. but for me, on that particular day and under those particular circumstances, it felt like it. i mean, turning 30 is kind of a big deal.
now that the whining is out of the way...
i have to admit i am not as upset about the number 30 as i thought i would be. i'm looking at things with a much more positive attitude than i thought i would. i think of it like this, i was finished having kids before 30. i'm big into fitness. after my 2nd was born i got into the best shape of my life, i'm talking 6 pk and everything. it was fabulous. then kids 3 and 4 came pretty close together so i never made it quite back to where i was 3 years ago. now, i have the rest of my life to get in shape and stay that way! i've also lately been thinking about how awesome being a grown up is. according to my 5 year old, i get to do whatever i want. and to a certain extent, he's right! if i feel like staying up until midnight, i can. (not that i ever do, because i love sleep). if i feel like eating scones for dinner, we do. (i know, eating scones for dinner may be part of the reason i haven't returned to my former in shape self. but in my defense, my youngest is only 4 months old, so don't be toooooo tough on me :)
another awesome thing about being a grown up, i never have to be a teenager again! high school was not a fun time for me. i went through an awkward phase from about 9-22. i'm sooooo much happier with where my life is now. (remember, i am married to a FIREMAN!!!) so all in all, 30 is looking to be a pretty good year for me, even if it was ushered in with a less then satisfactory birthday.


  1. All I could remember was that your birthday is in January. I'm sorry I forgot. I suck. I'm not that great with birthdays and celebratin due to a few bad birthdays as a kid. Well, mostly just my 16th. I'll have to tell you the story sometime. So, needless to say, I don't really do much about birthdays, unless the person is on Facebook and FB tells me it is their birthday. Then I usually post a "Happy Birthday" message on their wall. So anyway, I'm sorry the day was crap, and that you and the kids were/are sick. Sometimes being a mom isn't all that great, hunh? Hopefully things only get better from here on out, especially our waistlines, right?

  2. oh leslie, thanks for not telling my to suck it up. i'm sorry about your 16th b-day. you can tell me about it sometime when we get together.

  3. Tiff!! I feel so bad. Happy Birthday! Sometimes I just forget that your birthday is in Jan since we always seemed to celebrate in April, since you liked that month better. Sorry it wasn't the best day, but it's funny how when we get older birthdays can seem like just another day. Well go girl and get that fitness on, you're an inspiration. I've been a bit of a fitness slacker lately so do a few sit-ups for me.

  4. Stace! that's so funny that you remember i always tried to celebrate my birthday in april! i think i also had an extra dose of post-pregnancy hormones running through me. i'm feeling much better now. as soon as i get over this blasted cold i'll do a ton of situps for you and me both :)