I’m counting down to turning 40. I have had grand visions of treating myself to a break away from these bast… the family, and chaos, just a bit of me time to let my mind settle. However these things take planning, around six months is the usual time frame for me to get a day off, and usually the very next day after I get home there is little doubt that I will be required to accompany a child to hospital, and spend three days camped in an uncomfortable chair next to a cranky kid. Man I’ve racked up the care flight chopper miles lately.
But I digress.
Turning 40 people! Can’t wrap my head around it. At the age of 41 my
mum became a grandmother. I can’t be that old can I? My eldest turned 18 this year, I must be. I was thinking about my mum and wondered was she thinking the same thing then, as I am now? I can’t possibly have an adult child. These are the things you come to realise only when you are older, our parents would’ve thought the same thoughts had the same fears hopes dramas, yet at the time we just figured they had old people thoughts. Because we (as teenagers) thought they were like 100 years old, and not in their late 30′s.
My 12 year old daughter thinks I’m ancient and uncool. Also my music sucks
. When did she turn on me? Oh well, the rest of the kids under 10 in the house are rocking on to whatever I play, or make them watch. They will love all forms of sci-fi or I have failed at parenting. I already have them quoting Hyperdrive.
Anyways…. you might be wondering what on earth the title was about? Deaf head. That is me. Yup I’ve gone deaf. Before I turn 40 I have had to get hearing aides, yep that deaf. (Damage caused by antibiotics, but that’s another story for another time) They are the most expensive earrings I’ll ever own and they don’t even have diamonds on them!
So all these little things keep getting in my way of planning my 40th birthday, expensive things. Must find a way to remedy this. When my mum turned 50 I took her away for the weekend to a posh hotel, as I realised
that her 40th went unnoticed. This coming year we roll around to her 60th, and now she really doesn’t seem old to me.