things that make me feel old

The other day Freya was playing this game on her iPad called “My Town: Grandparents” and she was showing me all the stuff the grandparents owned.

Freya: Jenn, what is this thing? (points at tiny object on the screen)

Me: That’s a cassette tape. We used to listen to music on them back in the day.

Her (with an incredulous look): What’s a cassette? How do you use it?

Me: With a tape deck. That thing right there (points to boombox in the corner of the screen). (I further explain how they work).

Her: That’s really weird.

Same game, different conversation:

Freya: Jenn, look at these clothes. This is like stuff you would have worn as a kid (points to a one piece bright paisley bell bottom jumpsuit with a matching headband).

Me: Frey, that is a style from like the 60s.

Her: Are you sure?

Me: Totally sure.

Her: Oh. I thought it was the 80s style. Are you sure you didn’t wear stuff like this?

Me: How old do you think I am?

To be fair, however, when I mentioned previously that I was 37 years old and so I knew a few things about life, she told me she had thought I was only 25. I hugged her and told her she was my favorite child.

Worth it 

So today I did something that was sort of difficult for me (because of social anxiety and the like) and reached out to someone who is really good friends with D’s ex. Why? Because Freya is good friends with her daughter and would like the daughter to start coming over to our new place. 

The mom was actually very nice and I appreciate how courteous she was. It sounds like we will be planning play dates in the near future. 

I love Freya, and it makes me happy to see her happy. I told her about it when she got home tonight and she cheered. She even did a little dance. 😊



It has been a very good weekend. In fact, this living together thing is going way more smoothly than I imagined it would.

The kids keep referring to us as a “normal” family. This makes me both happy and sad. Sad only because the divorces (though years ago) were hard on them. I’m glad we’ve been able to give them our version of a “normal” family.

I am very happy, and I think they are too. I love them so much.