I think one of the things that keeps me "young" is the fact that I have a 13 year old son. I truly thought that when I had a child, that would be the time I would feel grown up. Nope. Instead that young man keeps me young. Over the past twelve years I have swung on swings, put together an endless amount of Lego toys, run around with full abandonment, dug in the dirt, played board games, colored with crayons, sang songs at the top of my lungs, danced in public, run through amusement parks, played chase in the rain and simply did all the things that made us happy. Though he is getting older and some things have dropped away, we still play board games, sing together in the car, dance, put together Legos and now we also game. No, not board games, game like in on line games. I have found that I love to play on line games and xBox games. I follow gamers on YouTube (I started watching to ensure that what he was watching was appropriate). I find that the more I stay up with current trends, current events, current music, I find myself not falling into the "act your age". I like singing to Maroon Five's new songs and dancing to Taylor Swift. The goofy humor of some of the YouTube gamers keeps me in stitches and now I follow and suggest some to my son. He suggests games for me to try out. Here is the thing though, I suck at gaming. I mean I really, really suck. It doesn't matter though. My son and I do this together and he gets to comfort me when my character doesn't make it to the end. We enjoy the time together. Lately he has been explaining how to play a certain tank game to me. At 13 he seems to know all about the different tanks used in different battles, the armament, types of ordinances and so on. Me, I'm lucky if I can remember how to turn left and right. Mostly I spin in circles and then get blown up. We have a great time talking about the battle afterwards and what I did wrong. He wants me to start recording some of my gaming sessions so that we can upload them to YouTube. Hmmmmm, maybe I should title them "The Worst Gamer Ever" videos. It's a thought.
In other words, if not "acting my age" brings my son and I together, keeps us talking and helps with our relationship, who cares if I don't "act my age"? He certainly doesn't care (except if I dance in public).
It's the one you have,