The One Where it’s My Birfday.

I’m 35. Thirty-Five. XXXV.

Damn. No matter how you put that, it looks old.

The little cherub who was the flower girl at my wedding just got her driver license. Shortly after I met my younger step-brother, he was 4 and pretending he was a ninja in my dad’s wedding pictures. He can pound shots at the bar now. The first time I met my older step-brother, he was 7 and flashed his scrawny boy chest to everyone on the street and yelled, “I HAVE BOOBIES!!!” He is having a baby in March. When I was back in Michigan for my sister’s graduation from high school, I was weaning The Rockstar. He recently has googled underwater sex. My baby sister is almost 29!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am actually exiting an entire demographic. I can no longer put my little check mark on 18-34.

I’m 35. Doesn’t really feel that different, actually. I’m not where I thought I’d be, but that’s ok. My marriage is the best it’s ever been, my boys are in the best condition academically they have ever been, I have strong friendships, and I weigh almost the same as I did on my wedding day. (Oh, yes, I went there. Don’t make me play the sympathy/jobless bum card! Yeah, I thought you’d back down a little. Suckers.)

What in Bob’s name happened to the time??? I don’t feel 35, or Thirty-Five, or even XXXV!

Isn’t this me???
Not much has changed.
I still get that look on my face
when I get drunk and happy.

Rip it, roll it, and punch it, dude. I’m gonna.

Author: Dory

Believer. Wife. Mom. Deaf chick. ADD-addled. Photographer. Graphic designer. Blogger. Guano whacknut. Not necessarily in that order.

11 thoughts on “The One Where it’s My Birfday.”

  1. HUHHMMMM *clears throat* HAPPY BIRFDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRFDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRFDAY DEAR DOOOORY, HAPPY BIRFDAY TOOOOO YOUUUUUUUUUU! Hope you have a good one and we will party it up friday! Very cute pic by the way, and yes you do get that look when your happy and drunk. LOL. So prepare to have that look all over your face soon!

  2. Okay I missed your actual b-day, but I still hope that it was FANTASTIC and WONDERFUL and filled with everyone you wanted. And that picture? Is awesome!

  3. You are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen in a tin tub.

    Happy day, girl.

    You say 35 looks old, no matter how you put it. Wait until you turn 40. 35 will seem like a tyke.

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