Okay, so my husband took the kids out in the rain while I got to stay warm and dry as I handed out the candy. I'm handing out the candy, getting caught up on all the shows I DVR'ed lately (gotta love the DVR), and having a glass of wine. Generally feeling pretty good about myself.
So my sister calls and says she's feeling really old. The woman is only 41, people, but she had her children young. Her oldest is 20, then almost 17 and 15. This is the first year none of her kids wanted to trick or treat. So she didn't have any hair to spray or faces to paint to get them ready. Not that she still took them out, but she always helped them get ready, and then checked their candy over when they got home.
When our kids were little, we used to trick or treat together. The husbands took the kids around, while we had wine and handed out candy.
Well, her husband had to go into work and her kids had plans (that's what happens when they become teenagers), so someone had to be there to hand out candy. So she stayed at her house, handing out candy and having her wine alone. And I stayed at my house, handing out candy and having my wine alone. So she calls me on the phone and says she feels old. She always tells me how young she'll be when she retires and her kids will be gone, so I told her there was something to be said about having your kids when you're older. Not that I planned to have my daughter when I was 34, but still, it's kept me young. So I told her to take her cane and go hobble off to bed.
Well, then the doorbell rang again. I answer it, and low and behold, it's a group of teenage boys. They're laughing and joking with me, and I'm feeling pretty darn good about myself. I still got it!! Until they said, "Thanks ma'am!"
Since when did I become a "ma'am"??????
What happened to you're only as old as you feel? Until that moment, I felt pretty young. Guess I didn't look it, though. Jeesh. Guess I'm being payed back for being such a bad mommy lately.
Think I'll go buy myself my own cane.
Ps. My sister had a field day over that one.
PPS. Heather Sapp (Amanda Brice) signed with Book Cents!! Wahoo, I have another sister!!!!!!