Remember when you were younger and weekends were about partying and hanging out with your friends (or frennnzzz as kids call them now) and you didn't care if you got a reasonable amount of sleep or did your laundry because that's what moms were for???
I used to be all, "I got four hours of sleep last night. I'm gonna go to school all day, then go to work, then go hang out with mah peeps and then get another four hours of sleep and DO IT AGAIN BECAUSE IT'S WHAT I DO." Eff that. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I managed to stumble to bed at midnight or one, which is weak for 18 year old me but super-flipping-late for 26* year old me. Was I up til midnight doing awesome shizz? No. I was doing laundry and homework and getting comfortable on the couch because one of the dogs had trash butt** again (two of three nights).
I don't even have kids and I'm already complaining about lack of sleep.
The boy offered this morsel up a few weeks ago: I may be body age 26 but mentally, I'm thirty-something with kids because everyone I hang out with is thirty-something with kids. I take on the age of those I'm around... Like some shitty version of osmosis. (Not that there's anything wrong with being thirty something with kids, I'm just not ready to be in that category.)
Maybe it has to do with the fact that I'm getting married in 50 some odd days and that's the final nail in the young, cool kid coffin?
Or someday in the near future I might (gasp) produce offspring and will just be another
Or maybe this wedding that is 50 some odd days away will mean the end of when everything revolves around ME?!?
No. That can't be it.
*Yes. My birthday came and went. I'm 26 now. Donations can be made to the "She's really old and totally not relevant any more" fund. Thx.
**Trash butt is a phrase the boy and I coined for this terrible gas the dogs get. Boxers are notorious for it because it's not normal fart smell it's dirty-rotten-throw-up-your-mouth smell that they only get in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. I have to go sleep on the couch so the dogs will sleep on the floor and the stink isn't in my face. I'm just educating you all over the place.