Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Coming of age

They say you're only as old as you feel. My best friend celebrates his 30th birthday today, and soon I will join him in the 30 + club.

Whenever I go grocery shopping, I feel like an "adult". I don't know why, maybe it's just a thing that "grown-ups" usually do. When I look around the store, there's mostly 40-50 year olds there. I see lots of parents pushing their kids in the cart. Maybe that's why I feel older when I shop.

Of course all of this is a moot point, when they look in my cart and I have granola bars, pudding, sweetened cereal, juice, and chocolate milk. My cart is the unofficial wish list for any kid.

I quickly jump back into my "adult" role when I load up the minivan to go home....

I feel that I am where I am supposed to be at this point of my life. Parenthood, and all of the things that come with it are all that I could have hoped for. I can't wait.

On a side note, I believe that I'm over the shock (see last post) and am coming to terms with it.

4 comments:

Michael said...

I love grocery shopping. Over the summer I worked in a group home and had to shop for 8 people. I often had to drag two carts around the store. They were piled high and I'm a really skinny guy. The food was always good quality and stacked so it wouldn't fall. I got the old ladies attention, that's for sure. Even a few winks.

Michael said...

I think they wanted to fatten me up....

Rock Chef said...

I think switching between kid and grown up is just being a normal guy!

mike said...

somehow I don't think we'll ever fully grow up... this of course will no doubt make you, ali, me and my beloved the coolest parents/uncle/aunt ever!