Thursday, December 8, 2011

I'm Too Old For This

So, I know I'm not old or anything. But see, the thing is, I feel older than I am. All of my friends are quite a few years older than me, and when they find out how old I really am, they joke that they can't hang out with me anymore, because I'm just a baby. I think everyone just figures I'm older because I have 5 kids. But see, that's what makes me feel old.

I have 5 kids.

I'm quite an exhausted mama at times. But I still love to have fun. And I've been having lots of it the past few weeks.

Jean is one of my very best friends. She is always up for anything and she has more energy than anyone I've ever met. We went and saw the midnight showing of Breaking Dawn the night it came out. We had SO much fun. It was only a few days after my sleep-deprived trip to Vegas, so I was pretty much a fixture in my bed that weekend catching up on lost sleep.

A couple of weeks ago was Black Friday. I didn't have a lot to get, but I still wanted to go. I just love the excitement, the fun, and the commaraderie. I called up Jean at 9:00 PM and asked her if she wanted to go. She told me she was in jammies and in her bed, but that yes, she would go. See why I love her?
We were lucky enough to get Lauren to come as well (Lauren is the daughter of an old friend of Jean's who is living with her. She is also my main baby-sitter and my kids completely adore her. She's like a little sister to me)
We had SO much fun. We were out all night and could not stop laughing. That's about the only way I burn calories these days, so it's a very good thing that I laugh at anything and everything so easily...Tired of waiting in lines...
We needed to stop for a re-fuel at Ihop where apparently, everyone else in town had the same idea. We had to wait for 20 minutes to get a table. By that point, we were a lost cause. The word "hysterical" comes to mind...Do you see that girl glaring at us?! The one behind us with the long blonde hair? Hilarious.

I'm sure we were annoying everyone else in the restaurant, but you know what? Who cares.

I love life, I love to laugh, and I love to have fun. And you're never too old to have fun.


Amber Kei said...


The Charters said...

Sarah, I juat have to say that I used to babysit your favorite babysitter, Lauren when she was tiny and lived in Fredericksburg. So, now I feel old!!!! Good to see your face!