March 19, 2009

I used to think.......

.....that parenting would be easy. Feed, clothe, cuddle and love your kids. That was all they needed. Then I find out that you have to discipline, set boundaries and basically change your entire life. Hmmph.

I used to think that 33 3/4 is old. Life is almost over so bring out the dentures and diapers. Once I hit 34, they may as well lock me up in a home. Now I know that being almost 34 is no different than being 20-except I am smarter, happier and know what I want in life.

I used to think that reading was boring. There was so much more to do in life than sit and read "fake" stories. Like, sleep and watch TV. Now I know that reading is enjoyable. Reading is educational. Reading is relaxing.

I used to think that living in the country was the worst thing EVER. Why would someone want to be without neighbours? Why would you want such a large area when you really only use your house? Now I know that it is peaceful. There is so much to do. We never converse with our neighbours anyways because they are weird and smell funny.

I used to think that appearance is everything. Now I know that if someone judges you because of your appearance then they are not worth getting to know. So there.

I used to crave attention. Now I avoid it at all costs.

I used to think staying up until 2am was cool. Now I think it is stupid. The cool ones go to bed at 10pm. Teehee.



I used to think that having children would complete me. I was right.



Yeah.



Uh huh.



I really said "complete me".



Dork. I know.



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11 comments:

Kati said...

That was awesome. Very well put. Unfortunately, I am never in bed at the 8 PM time I dream of.. darn school work!!

Joy said...

Great use to thinks! I agree with most if not all of them

angie said...

I LOVE your list of used to thinks! I feel the same about most of your list!

Carrin said...

I used to think 34 was old Then I turned 35 and realized that I'm only as old as I feel. Some days that 22 and ohters it's 62!

Jen said...

I totally get you on this post. And can I just say that you are a completely awesome blogger. I am so glad that I found you. I totally enjoy your posts.

NateAndJakesMom said...

I loved that. I thought 34 was old... until I turned it, then I thought 35 was old, until I turned it. Now I KNOW 36 is the new 25. At least I keep telling myself that.

Angela said...

It's funny how when you are 16 then 25 is old. When you are 21, you can't imagine how people live over 30. I am now 33 and wouldn't change my life for the world. It's amazing how people want to grow up so fast but never age. Age brings maturity, joy and beauty. I think I look better now than I ever have....well maybe too fat but otherwords better!! Ha!

pam said...

It is funny how one's perspective changes as time goes by.

Kimmy said...

That was great!! My daughter falls in the whole "cool" to stay up super late. She's 6! I'm cooler like you cause 10p is just my liking :o) Loooove my sleep!!

"FINE"al thoughts... said...

Loved this writer's workshop response. I agree with the part of being over 30 and finally knowing what I want and feeling happy and content with life. And not worrying about appearances because those are SO overrated. Now...I'm not feeling so cool because it's after 10 p.m. and I really should be in bed. I am SO not a 2 a.m.-er. Thanks for letting me pop in....

Heatherlyn said...

I think your post was well-said. So many of those I can completely relate to!