September 29, 2008

I am old.

We live two minutes from a great business district in our city. It's a strip of boutiques and restaurants by day and bars and nightclubs by night.

On Friday night, I drove up to this area for something (to be explained below) and passed my brother-in-law at an intersection to this area.

He sent me a text, teasing me to see if I was going out clubbing.

While other 25-year-olds were probably heading out for a night of partying until 3 a.m., I was running up to McDonald's for some sweet tea so I could stay awake for the presidential debate at home. Because, ya know, it lasted until the insane hour of 11 p.m.

That's when I realized I'm old.

Old in spirit because I've never cared about bars and clubs. Old in body because my bed starts whispering sweet nothings to me around 8:30 p.m.

At least I'm not wearing Mom Jeans. Yet.


Steph said...

I've been old for a long time Katie, so I understand! You should see my face when I hear my younger sister is getting ready to out at 9pm!

Jennifer said...

Um okay. We fell asleep DURING the debate, so you at least have a leg up on us! Your post is so funny, and so true.

emily ann. said...

I had some college friends call me a few weeks ago and ask if I wanted to go out with them. I said 'Sure! That wold be so fun!? Where and When are you all meeting?' 'Oh we were thinking like downtown somewhere around 10pm.' A) Downtown is way too far to be driving after 8:00 as it takes 45 minutes to get there and my bedtime is 9:00. B) I've been in bed for an hour when they were planning on meeting!?! I understand COMPLETELY Katie! :) Gone are the days...

And I better not catch you wearing Mom Jeans...EVER! :)

JessieLeigh said...

I'm old too! But you know what? I'm so happy to be a stable, content mommy and I would not trade place with my club-hopping, serial-dating, trendy-pants-wearing peers any day! But I'm not yet wearing Mom Jeans either... : )