You say it’s your birthday – It’s my birthday too, yeah

You say it’s your birthday – It’s my birthday too, yeah

“So, my sister-in-law just turned forty,” my co-worker told me as she walked into my office a couple of weeks ago, “and ever since, she has nothing but complaints.”


“What do you mean?” I asked.


“Well, first she started that she can’t sleep through the night anymore.  Then she started saying that her back and neck were bothering her when she woke up.  And her latest? She is having a difficult time getting up from the couch, because she is so achy, AND she has constant heartburn.”


“I think she is being a little melodramatic, don’t you?”


“Yeah, probably,” my friend replied.  “But, I guess this is what we have to look forward to next year.”


“Next year?”


“Yeah,” she answered.  “You are turning thirty-nine in a couple of weeks.”


“No I am not.  I am only going to be thirty-eight!”  I adamantly announce.  “I actually remember my age this year.”


“No,” she replied just as adamantly.  “We are thirty-nine.”


“I don’t know about you, but I know I am going to be thirty-eight.  See?” I ask as I call her over to my computer and open up excel. I type in 2011 and subtract 1973.  Magically the number 38 appears on my screen!”


“Wow, you are right.  You are only going to be thirty-eight. Huh?  Well then how old does that make me?”


“Do you need me to do an excel spreadsheet for you too?” I asked.


As she shook her head no, I couldn’t help but ask, “Could you imagine what we would be like if we weren’t accountants?”

Do you ever forget your age?  I seem to do it every year!


But, truth be told, today I know I turned thirty-eight, but if you don’t mind, I think I will tell myself I am still only 32.  OK? 

44 thoughts on “You say it’s your birthday – It’s my birthday too, yeah

    1. Fuzzy Tales – Thanks! Isn’t it funny how ages are all relative (once you grow up) to what is happening… Sorry about 38 for you, but happy about 40… wishing you only good years!

  1. Melodramatic probably doesn’t cover what that womans doing lol

    I’ve had back pain since my early 20s and I’ve NEVER been able to sleep at night even when I was a kid so I call bullcrap on her lol

    I think after I turn 40 next year if I do actually sleep through the night it’d be a miracle – one I actually might enjoy 🙂

    Happy pre birthday

    1. Blue Eyes – I know… But, sadly, I can see myself doing the same thing. I always slept through the night until I turned 35. then it was over….

  2. Happy Birfday to Alex’s Mom!
    I saw that Alex posted this on tha Mr. Linkie on the Cat Blogosphere, so I’s added you to mine Offishul CB Birfday List.
    Love & Purrs,

  3. Happy Birthday, Alex’s mom! You can be any age you want to be. it’s okay with us.

    (We had a time finding the comment link because the print is so tiny. Not that our eyes are old. But Jan’s are.)

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever forgotten how old I am, but I’ve had an experience like that with my sister, last year before my 29th birthday. She was convinced that I was turning 30 and she kept telling me that I was going to be old. Then of course I had to inform her that no, I was only turning 29.

    So far this year she hadn’t started up on the “omg, you are going to be 30!” this year.

    1. Silver – Love it… I wonder if the reason that she hasn’t started with the OMG you are going to be 30 because she thinks you are turning 31! 🙂

  5. Happy Birthday! I did forget my age one year, we were sitting in the doctors office talking about somthing and I said we were 57 and my husband had to correct me because I was actually 58. I lost a whole year!

    1. Debby – Thanks! That sounds EXACTLY like something I would do…. Last year my mom had a fight with me telling me my real age… I didn’t believe her, but like always, she was right.

  6. I wouldn’t mind turning 40 again.

    I forgot how old I was once. My friend had to remind me. “Irene, you’re going to be 35.” I said “No, I’m going to be 34”. She was adamant. “No, Irene, 35. I’m a year older than you and I’m 36. Do the math.”.

    Yep, she was right.

    1. Irene – what happened with your friend was EXACTLY what happened with my mom year before last. I was sure I was turning 35 but she knew I was turning 36. Oh, how I argued!

  7. Happy Birthday, Hilary! You can just do like my sister, who always says, “it’s my 29th birthday. Again.” It must work, because she looks great! LOL. We hope you enjoy your special day, and that the coming year is filled with many blessings. 🙂

    1. Meowmeowmans – thanks so much. I like the way your sister thinks. She sounds like the girl in my post who also didn’t know her real age. She keeps telling her kids that she is 28. It worked for a while, but now they keep asking how come she has a birthday but still stays 28. She tries to explain that mommies never get older. I give her one more year of 28 before her oldest really catches on 🙂

  8. Happy Happy Birthday to you. You must have a good day no matter how old you are. Just be glad you got that far. We sure hope you are having a good day and many more to come. 38 is just a young chicken. Take care.

  9. Happy Birthday, Alex’s Mom! Thirty eight is a wonderful age to be. Our human wishes she was 38 again. Hope you celebrated a LOT!

    1. Kaika – thanks so much! Us humans are crazy, huh? When we are little, all we want to do is grow up. And then when we do, all we want to do is stay young.. UGH!

  10. I thought you were 32!! I have two younger sisters, 2 years and 4 years younger. It isn’t until I realize how old one of them is that I then realize just how old I am!! Happy, Happy, Birthday!!! Wising you a great year!!! Thanks for such a fun post! I really enjoy your writing!

    1. Kathy – I loved you before, but now I really love you! Isn’t it funny what triggers our age memory? I am so good with Marc’s age, but mine, not so much! Thank you so much for the b-day wishes. And as for the writting style, the feeling is mutual. I LOVE your blog too!

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