This summer I enter into my fourth decade here on planet Earth.
And along with my collection of anti-aging potions, the new lines
around my smile and the subscription to MORE magazine, I've created
a list of ways to (not) act my age this summer.
Here's how you can, too.
Find a Harley and climb on. My husband recently
purchased his mid-life mistress named Harley, complete with studded
seats, a deafening engine and loads of chrome. Now I have a crush
on her, too. Want to feel like a rebel without a cause? Rent a
motorcycle for a day, find out which of your Facebook friends has
one and will give you a ride or ask for a test drive at your local
Harley Davidson store. Trust me, you'll feel 16 in 10 seconds
Get frisky al fresco. Remember making out with
your boyfriend in the high school parking lot and not caring who
saw you? When you're young, public displays of affection are de
rigueur. You may have traded a school parking lot for a suburban
backyard, lakefront playground or condo balcony. Either way, wait
till dark, grab a blanket, go outside and well, get it on.
Go all retro on your kids. This summer I will
introduce my kids-and re-introduce myself-to the following:
Go to your 8-year-old place. Pick a day and eat
way too much sugar, pick a bunch of dandelions and put them in your
best vase, throw a water balloon out the second story window just
to watch it explode and have a burping contest with your kids.
Sometimes you simply must act your shoe size, not your age.
Meredith Sinclair is a freelance writer and blogger living with three quirky guys on Chicago's North Shore.
See more of Meredith's stories here.
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