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I Still Don’t Feel Like an Adult…

By Jaime McCutcheon
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:10:51 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 14 2013 03:48:38 PM CST
jaime bday

So I turned 29… again… today.  Shhh, that’s our secret.  My daughter asked my husband the other day why I was having a birthday.  It seems she thinks parents don’t have birthdays – they’re only for the kids.  Hey, I’m OK with not having any more birthdays if that means I stop getting older every year.  I’m going to say I’m wise enough – I don’t need more wisdom with age.

Perhaps my daughter thinks parents don’t have birthdays because we (at least me) don’t have awesomely-themed parties anymore on our big days.  I remember those days…

jaime one bday

jaime two bday

And my daughter certainly celebrates big…

First birthday – a family gathering:

jaime 1st bday

Second Elmo-rific birthday:

jaime elmo bday

Third super-powers birthday:

jaime 3rd bday

Fourth birthday – full of Disney magic:

jaime disney trip 2

Regardless of how many birthdays I’ve had, it’s funny, I still don’t feel like a “grown up.”  I should – I have the job, the kid, the mortgage, the bills, the “mommy” SUV, the aches and pains and all the other things that go with being a mature adult.  But my husband and I still look at each other sometimes and say ‘oh my goodness, are we really grown-ups?  I can’t believe we’re old enough to have a kid!’  I guess if the saying is true, and you truly are “only as old as you feel,” then maybe I’m not even 29 (again).  I’m going with 21.  Hmmm... so how should I go celebrate turning 21?

I did get an evening and a cake with my hubby and little one!

jaime birthday in color

Happy Birthday to all my fellow November 13th babies!  For us, 13 will never be an unlucky number.