This Guy

I’ve told you about how Tom and I came to be a couple, so I won’t go into that again. I’ve told you how proud I am of him for making his dreams a reality.

But have I told you that today is his birthday?

It is. And guess what? He’s absurdly bothered by getting older. Not the whole- “Well, I feel weird turning 25 (or 30, or 40, or whatever) because it seems older than I feel (or because it’s a landmark bday or changes are coming or whatever).”

No. Ever since we were 21, Tom started saying he was done with aging. He would “just stay 21. No more birthdays.”

Twenty-one!? That’s so young! TOO young to care about aging. Every time he complains about age, I tell him that no birthday acknowledgment means no birthday presents. That usually makes him pipe down.

And now he’s 26. HA. It’s out there now, babe. We all know.

So, I guess the thing is that I thought only women cared about the number of years they had accumulated, but lately, I know more and more men who are bothered by age and women who aren’t.

Where do you fall? Is age something you dread? Something you look forward to? Something you think people should be proud of or something they should hide with facelifts?

Oh, and Happy Birthday, Tom!


16 thoughts on “This Guy”

    1. haha, I’m with you age-wise. Still 25 until June! And I’ll admit that I did get a little weirded out turning 25. But I don’t think I’ll find birthdays weird again until I’m about to be 30. Then I’ll probably freak out for a week and be over that again for a while. πŸ˜‰

  1. Oh you’re all still kids!!! Wait til you hit 40. And I am now 41. And no, aging doesn’t bother me. I can look back fondly at my 20’s, but I see where I am now and I am much wiser and my walk with the Lord is much better than it was when I was younger. The only thing is, that I am more concerned about myself health wise. I am more aware about my weight and things like that. But other than that, I like where I am now. I love being around all of you youngsters. Ha, that’s funny. I really do enjoy being around young couples. Brings back fond memories for me. And no face lifts for me. I’m even thinking about letting my hair go gray. Well not quite yet, but maybe when I’m in my 50’s.

    1. I thought y’all were in your 30’s still! See, you fit right in. I didn’t even guess your age! πŸ˜‰ I’m not thinking I’ll ever do a facelift either, but I will for sure start dying my hair when it starts to turn gray on me! haha I don’t think there’s anything wrong with gray hair, I just don’t think I would recognize myself with it!

  2. Happy Birthday to Tom!

    Also, I never really think about how old I am. For about three weeks this year I told people I was 26. And then I realized I was 25.


    Must run in the family ’cause my mom generally misstates her age about 2-3 years older on accident.

    Getting older is awesome and each year brings new and awesome experiences. I am totally stoked every year, knowing the next one is gonna be scary/epic/fast.

    As for the facelift, my parents’ neighbor got a facelift and it literally took 20 years off her face. Unfortunately she probably shoulda considered a hand lift too because now she looks like she’s 30 with wrinkley veiny hands and that kinda creep me out.

  3. James would probably worry about his age if he knew how old he was. When I turned 30 a couple weeks ago, he said, “Wow, I didn’t know you were that old. You’re a LOT older than I am.” Then I reminded him that he’d be 30 in four and a half months, and he said, “Really? I can’t be 29 yet, can I? Wow, I’m old.”

  4. Happy Birthday, Tom! (Seriously….20-something is YOUNG. I’m pretty sure “all gifts, no age” begins at 70 or something.)

    For me? I can’t wait to be in my 40s. It’s like the IDEAL age.

    I have a [uber-crass] theory behind that too…. When you’re young, you usually look good enough for people to want to listen to you….but sadly, you have almost nothing worth saying. And when you’re finally old enough to ONLY ever say the stuff worth saying, people rarely want to look at you long enough to hear what that stuff might be.

    40-something-ish-ness is like the bridge between those two extremes. You have just enough of both — good looks and wisdom — that people actually take you seriously. At least, that’s what I’ve always heard.


    Hope your day was fabulous! (And I loved the post, Meghan! You guys make me laugh.)

  5. Since I’m usually pregnant at major birthdays, I haven’t thought much about my age! I think I’m still 23… πŸ˜‰ However, I do tend to freak out when Billy has a birthday! I mean can I really be married to someone THAT old! hahaha (10 yrs older than me)

    1. LOL well, with as many children as y’all have, I can believe that you’re usually pregnant at birthdays! haha I always forget that Billy is 10 years ahead of you. You must keep him young! πŸ˜‰

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