Today, I admit I feel a bit – well, old. That’s because I went to lift my toddler over the long weekend and felt my back give out, and I have been hobbling around since. It’s funny how in my 30s I would have blamed my lack of yoga recently (check) or the angle I was lifting at (check) but now I immediately blame my age…even though I’ve had back issues a long time thanks to an injury in my teens.
As I hobbled around the egg hunt yesterday I made a mental list of pros and cons:
Less prone to injury
Easier time sleeping
Could eat more chocolate and gain less weight
Better at prioritizing (I let my other plans go in favour of…chocolate)
More aware that my kids are growing up fast
Don’t care as much what other parents may be thinking as I hobble around
On balance I think I’ll take it. How’s your relationship with your age these days?