Friday, November 21, 2008

Almost 22

I personally think I was a pretty cute baby :-)

This Sunday is my 22 birthday. Normally at birthday's I get really excited and I can't wait until I am another year older...But for some reason this year I'm a little sad about turning 22. Maybe even more than a little sad. I'm not really sure why, but I want to stay 21. I told Cody today that I'm sad I didn't get to do anything a "normal" 21 year old does. He asked if that's really a bad thing.

I don't think it is...I mean, I obviously don't want to be out drinking and partying and being dumb (which are all "normal" 21 year old things) but I think I miss doing all the things I did when I was in high school...Which was mostly "partying" (Mormon partying...which is not at all like the real deal) and being dumb. But it was so so so much fun!

I don't want to go back to that time..I promise, I don't. I absolutely love my life right now. I couldn't ask for a better husband or little girl. But I feel like turning 22...My youth is over! 21 is the last age you really get excited about turning, and now I'm just going to keep getting old and there's nothing I can do about it. I think I'm realizing that I really can't go back to being dumb all the time. Which is a little sad. I feel like turning 22 I can't be myself anymore! I have to all of a sudden grow up and be serious all the time and become a mom -- with a bad connotation...like mom jeans-- and I don't think I'm ready for that! I don't want mom jeans! I like singing in the car as loud as I can and I like dancing in public and I like wearing flip-flops all year long and I like eating cold pizza for breakfast...And I'm scared 22 year olds can't do any of that! Or aren't allowed to do any of that!

So I guess if I could stop the clock, I would. The rest of the world can keep going..I want to see Chloe grow up, of course! But I'm ok with being 21 forever.

13 comments:

Grandma Nell said...

Susie - Harold says he's sending you the world's smallest violin!! Turning 22 - and you are soooo dang old!!! Vickie says you can still do all those things - you'll just be "Crazy Mom, Stacey"!!! Okay - and you don't have to wear mom jeans. Are my jeans so "mom"-like? Probably, cuz Ryn always said to buy new ones and so did Amy! So wear your flip-flops (or thongs as I call them!!!) and have a GREAT birthday! And be happy you're only 22 and not 52! I just sent your card, etc in the mail today so it won't get there tomorrow - but hopefully by Monday! Happy 22nd Birthday! Love, Mom! (and I'm not wearing Mom-jeans!)

tiff snedaker said...

Happy Birthday! It stinks getting older, but you are still way young too! Don't feel like you have to give up doing "fun" stuff, and DON'T start wearing mom jeans :)

CodynStacey said...

Mom I don't think you have mom jeans! But buying new jeans is always fun!

Bekah said...

I think that is the only picture I ever had of you. I think it is adorable. And that feeling comes with having a baby because I felt that about turning 26. (That's my theory anyways).
Happy Birthday! Have a really great day.

sketigal said...

http://www.hulu.com/watch/10333/saturday-night-live-mom-jeans

And you've done a lot more by 22 than I have, and I'm 23 and a half :) I still like turning new ages haha!

the milners said...

Happy birthday, soon! Just wait...30 will come sooner than you think! But you'll still feel young :)

Amy said...

Just think -- it's one year closer to being with Heavenly Father again! It's wonderful!!! Just don't join the red hat ladies k?

and my verification word is querilot. Like queer a lot? weird.

Christine said...

Ok Stacey, so I'm 29... are you saying I wear mom jeans and am not fun to be around??? :) You can be however you want to be as long as you're happy with who you are. Just because you're a year older doesn't mean you have to act "old" (just look at Steve! he's 31 and still gets in trouble for being a punk!) :)

RILEY FAMILY said...

Hey, when you turn 25 you get to rent cars! That's something to look forward to, right?! By the way, I'm 25 & I still sing really loud in the car & it fun b/c Zander even dances with me!

Paige said...

yep. it's true :) We still tell my mom "happy 21st birthday every year!" It's the perfect age :) It isn't so bad getting old though, I still totally sing loud in the car, loud enough that Polly can't compete with me telling me to be quiet...and I most def. do not wear mom jeans. Happy Birthday! You were a VERY cute baby!

Austin and Sara said...

happy birthday stacey!!! ha ha you are NOT old!!!!! Keep doing everything silly even till your 100!

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday! Okay for some reason I thought you were a little bit older, only because you acted mature. :)(that's a good thing).

derek and michelle said...

You can do whatever you want!! it doesnt matter the age. Im a mom but still crazy and dumb. I dont think we are every really serious in our house!! so its ok your not old!!! have fun!

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