Wednesday, April 7, 2010

31...and Counting






It's funny how Everyone makes a Big Deal out of the Big 3-0....To me, it's actually still an ok birthday....your smack dab in the middle....straddling equally 20 and 40....with a good decade between.....



31......that is when it all changes.....I woke up this morning realizing that this is the first day that I am OFFICIALLY closer to being 40 than being 20.....and oh is that a grey hair to prove it?



I thought in honor of this momentous occasion....I would look fondly back on the last decade or so....and write down for posterity all the things that I've learned....NOT TO DO......



1) Read the Instructions on the Hair Bleaching Bottle BEFORE using.....



2) Make sure to bring GUM after eating a garlic filled lunch....right before a JOB interview.



3) Never Forget to do a DOUBLE check of your grocery cart before leaving the parking lot...therefore eliminating the possibility of getting home and realizing ALL of your groceries are still in the cart....



4) DON'T get into a verbal debate with a Check out Person in NJ over the price of a watermelon....trust me...no matter what, you'll LOSE!



5) If you are going to completely destroy your front bumper by curbing it....make sure your husband ISN'T present.



6) If you are not mechanically inclined....visiting LOWES once to learn how to install a kitchen sink will NOT miraculously turn you into Ms. Plumber....you still will have NO freaking clue.



7) Taking your husband to get His Favorite Chili Dogs BEFORE going to the Play you wanted to see....NOT a very good IDEA!

8) Make sure you take that extra pair of clothes for your child...even at the expense of your make-up bag! That WILL be the one time your child has a blow-out of MASS proportions!


Oh the Things I've learned NOT TO DO are far more numerous than 8....however I think I've embarrased myself quite enough for one Birthday....

8 comments:

S Club Mama said...

Happy birthday! That is a great list. I will remember that all...hopefully. I always forget an extra set of clothes, too.

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Michelle said...

Happy birthday!

I loved your list. Too funny!

Paper Lady Invites said...

Happy birthday! The shopping cart sounds like something I'd do!
-chelsey

Rachel said...

Happy Bday mama. I am part of the 31 and getting a gray club too!

Simply Stacie said...

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Carrie said...

Happy (belated) birthday! I chuckled at the price of watermelon. I've had to return watermelon TWICE because I misread the label. Apparently it's .99 per lb., not per watermelon quarter as I thought. And I'm NOT paying $6 for a quarter of a watermelon!

Hope the day was a happy one...