Well, what to do a social commentary on?? Annoying ads on television - if you haven't prepaid your own funeral = you're a selfish bastard . . . & The Young Talent Team children are already irritating me. Driving home from midday Pilates today, P!NK came on the radio, yay, give me some of your kiss-arse-lady-rock to sing my lungs out. Sorry, what, a power ballard?? Nooo, just because you're a mummy, don't lose your cool Mrs Hart.
It got me thinking, as my 37th birthday looms, am i actually getting old in the head too, thinking like a fuddy duddy?? I don't even find Hamish & Andy funny anymore, they're immature!! My clothes are current & i like Top 40 Music (or is it 30, or 20, or iTunes). I'd consider myself one of the groovier mums at school but being a housewife hardly keeps me up to date with cool words, expressions, technology, hand gestures, busting out the latest moves or cooking with trendy spices - i'm yet to find harissa at the supermarket!!
Please know i'm not clutching at my youth, i loved being a teen in high school & partied at Uni, i accept it's over - i have zero desire to be my children's 'friend'. I can't remember the last time i went to a nightclub or danced in public outside of a Zumba class. I don't drink & my husband is always away, i don't have long term girlfriends to relive-a-well-spent-youth with in Canberra, i'd rather go to craft camp than a club to hang wit ma homies, not a deafening, dark & expensive bar!! Word. LOL.
But i'm really excited, an opportunity to get my cool back on . . . my husband & i have been invited to a wedding in June, yes, that means a) he's home in June, b) first wedding we've been to together in years, c) i get a new frock & d) i get to dance into the night!! We've been married 15 years, I have to find my social cool again, that includes weight loss & a makeover. Looking at myself in the mirror at Pilates, i thought, hmmm, i really let myself go, but why beat myself up about it, i'm at the gym, doing something about it.
Am i alone in this thinking?? With every birthday, do you feel you're getting a bit less current, the cool factor is dipping?? I am happy to be age appropriate, i just have to lose this frump & dowdiness, update my list of interesting topics to discuss. Can you imagine me opening the table conversation at the wedding reception with a bunch of 20 year olds "hi, i'm a blogger, my blog's about craft, children, i have 4 children, baking & gardening, OMG, this is the first time i've been out at night, in a 5 years". Wrong demographic?? Now that would be uncool, i know that much. Giggles, love Posie