With turning 40 comes a new age bracket. New age category means new health tests, screens, and appointments. This week I went to the first of such appointments. An hour and a half later I was exhausted and overwhelmed. Walking in the door that night, little R, almost 4, said, “Mama are you old?” Recently celebrating the big 4-0 together, he must have sensed the “change” from a regular birthday to a big one. I replied, “I’m just feeling a little old today buddy.” His reply, while priceless, was a little alarming, “so are we getting a new mama?” No he did not mean that this mama was being transformed into a skinnier, more energetic, back to my youth mama. Yes, he wanted to know about a brand, new mama. Not exactly something one wants to hear after a long day at school and the doctor’s office.
Note to self, work on transforming into a younger version of this Mama.