Monday, April 4, 2011

Anything but my Age

Why I'm Young at Heart

::  I look young.
My age was always overestimated throughout my childhood and teenage years. Perhaps because of my height?  Or astounding maturity? ; )  But currently, my sister & I are asked who is older and she was born two months after my fourth birthday.

::  I eat dry Cheerios.

::  I {heart} goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, animal crackers, candy necklaces, & ring pops.

::  I can't hold back tears.  My emotional regulating abilities can be a bit... lacking.

::  Sometimes I wear my hair in a high ponytail and whip my hair back and forth like Willow Smith.

::  I thrash around in foaming ocean waters, ride the waves & let my hair become whipped and salty, never sunbathing on the shore with sunglasses and perfect hair like the other early twenties girls women.

::  My profs still refer to my peers & me as "the kids."

::  Sometimes I just want my mom.

:: My idea of a mixed drink involves Ginger Ale & Cran~Grape Juice.

::  I attend birthday parties at the local Bounce~Plex; jumping, running, sliding...

::  I wear jingle bell earrings at Christmastime.

::  I lack self~control around chocolate.

Why I'm an Old Soul

::  I read mommy blogs.

::  I probably have stronger opinions regarding Gary Ezzo & Dr. Sears than  any other non~mother my age.

::  I can't stand cartoons.

::  I contemplate life while sitting in coffeeshops.

::  Noise & chaos wear me out.

::  I need several shots of espresso in my system throughout the day, coming from delightful sources such as mocha frappuccinos & chocolate chip mocha crunch coffees topped with mountains of white chocolate drizzle & more chocolate chips. 

::  I read theology books for fun. 

::  I keep a baby names favorite list. 

::  I'm fascinated by local history and family genealogy. 

::  I'm a "cute dress w/ leggings, sophisticated metropolitan fashion" enthusiast.

::  Flashing lights and rock music in church aren't my style; I attend a  small, reflective/contemplative, service~oriented, hipster~influenced church.

::  I feel most "myself" in a teacher~caregiver~mommyish role.

{What about you?  Are you young at heart?  Or an old soul?}



  1. oh i love this glimpse of you!!! <3

  2. Aren't kids snacks the best? That's one fun thing about being mom. I totally share goldfish, peanut butter balls, cheerios, fruit leathers, and graham crackers with my daughters (ages 2 & 4).

    I would say that I'm not a huge fan of cartoons either, but I don't know if I'd lump them all in one category. Have you seen Disney's Robin Hood, for example?

    I want to read your opinions on Ezzo & Sears (from a non-mom perspective). Have you written a post about that?

    I also want to hear more about your church!

  3. Young at heart vs. old soul. In some ways I think they have to be connected. Sometimes it is maturity that allows us to see the beauty and value in the things of childhood.

    ...And I agree that goldfish crackers, fruit snacks, and animal crackers are some of the best snack foods ever invented! :)

  4. Leah, I think you sound like a very wonderful combination of both. There's so much good in both the "Young at Heart" category and the "Old Soul" one! :)


Thank you for taking the time to muse aloud with me,
to share your heart
& allow your thoughts to become words.

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