Yesterday was my Mom's
birthday and my Dad threw her a small party.
As we were driving over
the kids asked how old she is and sadly, I wasn't sure.
I'm 51 and I think she was
20 or 21 when she had me so that would make her 72 or 73. I think. I
told them I wasn't sure and since she always makes me photoshop her
birthday cakes so no one can see the number of candles I'd have to
We visited with family,
Dad cooked burgers on the grill and we all enjoyed spending time
After dinner Dad brings
out Mom's cake and it has the numbers 69 on it.
She smiled and said “You
did put a 69 on there!”
Because apparently she's
decided that 69 is a good age. She gets the senior discount but isn't
in her 70s.
After she blew out the
candles my sister says “I think it's funny that you have a 69 on
Everyone except the kids
snickered and my Mom looked around the table and asked what was so
Snickers turned into
giggles and Mom was getting more confused by the minute so I leaned
over and whispered in her ear “It's a sex position”
Where is a camera when you
need one? Mom's mouth fell open and the giggles around the table
turned into full blown laughter.
My sister's kids kept
asking what everyone was laughing about and why 69 is funny so she
told them she would explain when they're older.
The Island Girl leaned
over and whispered – “she won't have to tell them because they'll
be Googling that as soon as they get home”
Which made me realize that
my Mom will be too and I laughed even harder.
I don't know how “old”
Mom's going to be next year but I'm thinking 67 or 68 may be the new
If not May 23rd will forever be known as National 69 Day.