Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Feeling a TAD bit old

Friday Emily had her small group girls over for a slumber party. 7 teenage girls in one small apartment. I'll repeat. 7 teenage girls in one small apartment. :) Everyone was surprised that I didn't make other plans for the evening. Truthfully, I enjoy her small group of chickadees. They adopt me into their group and make me feel a part. Do they squeal? Yes. Are they giddy? Yes. Do they have endless amounts of energy? Most definitely (I "made" Emily ban caffeine from the house for the evening!). Do they have amazing smiles? Oh yeah. Do they give great hugs? Yep. Do they remind me of life at that time? Of course.

But why do I feel old, you may be wondering. Well, let me tell you. It was approaching midnight and the girls were "settling down" (per Emily's request) to watch a movie. They chose to watch The Little Mermaid, which caused an instant dilemma for me. I LOVE The Little Mermaid. It is my favorite Disney movie. But I was going to exit stage left to my bedroom when the movie started. They begged and pleaded and basically guilted me into watching with them. Arm twist, arm twist. As we began to watch the movie, I pulled out the case. The Little Mermaid was made in 1989. Oh my goodness! Guess how many people in the room were alive when The Little Mermaid was released? Your guess was 0, wasn't it. Because you're trying to flatter me. Nope, the correct answer would be 2. I was 10 when it came out. Some of the girls in the room were born in 1994 or even later. Now, here is what flabbergasts me. Logic would say that anything that is 31 years old or younger would have been made in my lifetime (duh, even I can do that math). But, when you don't feel 31, this logic dies a little. I think part of it is because I am in the life stage of someone in their young 20s, so it doesn't occur to me that a movie that I saw when it first came out in the theater, that I distinctly remember seeing when it came out in the theater, could be 21 years old. Yikes! Not to mention that when it was re-released into the theaters for its 10 year anniversary, I went with my college roommate and we were probably some of the oldest people in the theater :). So, the moral of the story...I feel a tad bit old! :)


Erika said...

I turn 31 next week, and my students are starting to date me when they mention movies and such.
I felt old when I tried to high jump at track practice. Why does everyone think track coaches should be in shape...I once was.

Ann said...

I feel very old when watching American Idol and they do "songs from the year of your birth". Half the contestants were born after I graduated high school! Gah!

PS The Little Mermaid is 21 years old?!?!