Friday, September 21, 2012

The New Thirty


Driving to our hometown's football game this evening, my husband expressed that he was sorry he will be out of town for my birthday. He glanced over at me and asked, "How old are you going to be?"


I answered him in the manner I do when anyone asks me this question, "I'm in my late 50's". My husband looked at me again, "You're not in your late 50's, why do you tell people you are?"



My response begins, "Well they say 50 is the New Thirty, and I absolutely don't look like I'm 30; so I say nearly 60 which is the New 40 which I'm much closer to than 30.


My husband looks at me quizzically, "Why don't you just tell people your real age?"


I continue, "If I tell people I am much older than I actually am, they'll think I look good for my age.When I'm 60 I'm going to say I'm nearly 70 which is the new 50, you know. It's why I've retired from working so early. I want to be even with you, 65!"


My Dear Sweet Husband turned once again towards me and said, "As long as we have many more years together, I don't care how old you are!"



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32 comments:

Kim K. said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! I hope you spoil yourself on your special day.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I think your husband had the perfect response to a touchy subject. Hope you have a wonderful birthday

Chris - A Little Creation said...

Awwww How sweet! =]

Terra said...

Your husband gave just the right answer to your fun take on what age you are.

Tammy's in Love said...

You are the first person I've ever heard of that exagerates to make their age a higher number! What a brilliant idea, if I say 60 by adding a few years they say I look fabulous! Too cute!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Very Cute E! I think he said the exact right thing. I also think you can be in your late 50's for as long as you want! ;)
Love these new spooky creations too!
Erica

vintage grey said...

Happy Sweet Birthday!! Hope your day if full of craftiness, and joy! xo Heather

Jane said...

Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! Sounds like you have a real sweet husband. Enjoy every age - it's all good!

Patti said...

I think teaching kindergarten and hanging out with little kids all the time has warped my sense of age, too. I notice even the way I dress is young at heart. The other day a past kinder kid brought me a bright green hair bow with cherries on it. What was I to do? I had to wear it! Young at heart and playful is a good thing, I think. And, you bring out the child in me, too.

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Just look at all those polka dots! You have so many fresh ideas as you have created each lovable pal. All your darling characters are bursting with fun, laughter and whimsy. Your crow is just the best...Definitely, my favorite!
Thanks for putting a big smile on my face!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

vivian said...

awww! how sweet your husband is! and how cute all your little friends are! have a great weekend E!
xoxoxo

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Aw, sorry he's going to be out of town for your birthday! Mine was last year,too. :(

chris mckinley said...

Sounds like your husband is one smart man!! Happy Birthday!!

chris

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How cute those black cats are, Elizabeth! I like your answer! : ) Sometimes I actually have to think about how old I am.

My Vintage Mending said...

I am wishing you the happiest of birthdays younger by the year. Just the perfect explanation...smiles...Renee

kittykill said...

Hee hee! Happy birthday! I always tell people I am 10 years older than I am. Then when they say how great I look for 52, I answer, "I KNOW! Can you believe it!" HA HA HA! You and your sweetie are just too cute for words.

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

How sweet your husband is! My favorite saying is, "Old age is always ten years older than I am". That way you never get old! Happy, healthy birthday and year ahead!

RetroSandie said...

Thanks for the chuckle E!! All that math, my goodness...I'd forget how old I REALLY am! LOL My age used to bother me, but now I don't care! Anyhoo, Happy Birthday to Youuuuu! And I looove that Ghostie! He is soooo cute! As are all of the Halloween cuties in every corner of every picture. And what a sweet hubby-he knows the right things to say!!!!
Hugs!!!

Cathy said...

Age is just another number that I could care less about (the other number being my weight!LOL!) Your fab creations could only come out of someone very young at heart & mind. Husbands can be great sometimes (and yours was!)My husband has always contended that I never grew up & often jokes that he is married to an eleven year old.

Have a wonderful birthday!
your fan,
Cathy

Ina said...

lol, i'm with you all the way! :p

Sandy said...

LOL....you are something else! What lovelies! Love that shaker! He reminds me of Mr. Boo Pumpkin! :):)

Linda Ruthie said...

Your husband is a sweetie!
I think you and I are pretty close in age. I always tell my real age because most people don't believe me anyway.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Your comments always make me smile.
Wishing you a very happy birthday!
Linda Ruthie

A Vintage Chic said...

So sweet, Elizabeth! Love your tender stories...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to you, dear friend!

Julie

2daisies said...

What a sweet husband and couple you two are. I've never heard that explanation used for telling someone how old you are.Very clever and funny!Hope you have a great b-day!

Teresa said...

What a sweet husband you have, Elizabeth! I hope you have the best birthday ever! Love the cute ghost that you made too. Have a fabulous weekend!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Happy BDay E! My hubs always tells people he thinks he looks pretty good for 70. (he is in his mid fifties) People react in so many different ways it always makes him (and them) laugh.

tablesetter said...

Oh, he's a "keeper !" Happy Birthday!

waggonswest said...

I'm with you on this one. Better to elicit surprise than sympathy. What a sweetie you have there. Enjoy your day.

Celestial Charms said...

What a tender moment. Don't you just love when they end a conversation with a sweet, icing on the cake comment!
Makes for a perfect day!
Maureen

Robin said...

Happy birthday! Your creations are so precious, I wish I had all of them!

Kaleena said...

I totally do the same thing implying my age is older. I'd rather look good for my age than be one of those people that implies younger and you go sheesh she looks tore up.

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