My Girls Keep Me Young

My Girls Keep Me Young

Have you ever heard the quote that you’re only as old as you feel? Well, with my three girls, I feel like since they hit adulthood, I am their friend instead of their mom. My girls keep me young. That thought keeps running through my head no matter how old I feel, I look at the stuff that I am doing with my girls as opposed to what my mom did with me at my age, and I am shaking my head. Last Tuesday, I sat in a hole-in-the-wall venue with Gracie. I don’t know what I was expecting when I agreed to go the the Glaive concert with her at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. But it definitely wasn’t what I thought.

When I think concert I think, a venue that has seating and maybe food but most definetley drinks. Well this venue had very little seating, we were lucky as we grabbed seats on one of the few benches they had along the wall. No food, but they did have a cash bar. Yes, you read that right, a cash bar because, basically, the venue was a bar.


As I sat there these thoughts came into my head. My mom never would have gone to this with me, no matter what age she was. It was never her scene. But honestly besides going out to eat I never did anything fun with my mom. But when my girls were born, I was determined to be the kind of mom I wish I had. That thought is what led me to sit on the bench listening to Juniper Avenue, the opening act, which was pretty good. And then listening to an awful middle act to finally the main attraction.

Girls keep me young

You may remember a few months back, I attended a live podcast of Banter; well, the artist Glaive is one of Karl’s favorite rappers/singers. ( If you are a Mr. Beast fan, Karl is one of his crew.) Gracie is a big fan of Banter, so she knew if the tickets were affordable, she was going to see Glaive in concert. She actually treated us to the show.


When tickets went on sale, she bought two. I told her if she couldn’t find anyone to go with her, I would go. And guess what all her friends were busy with school or work since the concert was on a Tuesday night.

I had heard Glaive sing because, on our road trip to Charleston, Gracie played his music. So I knew what to expect. Not sure why I thought he was older than 18 but he was 18 years old. Just a kid really. But such a talent. I found myself dancing along to the music like I was one of the 20-somethings in the place. I watched my baby girl, who isn’t a baby anymore, enjoy herself thoroughly.

Girl Keep Me Young

Seeing her happy and enjoying herself made my mama’s heart happy. And I realized you are only as old as you think you are. So the fact that I could hang with my girls shows you how my girls keep me young.

I am so glad that i got to spend that time listening to some good music ( well maybe not the second band) and more importantly spending time with one of my girls. Remember, this year is all about having new adventures. And I think I can honestly say that this was definetly an adventure.

So tell me what keeps you young?

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  1. You are a good mom. I remember taking my girls to see the Backstreet Boys way back when. I think the earth moved when all the girls started screaming simultaneously. No level of earplugs could have protected me from that. But the kiddos had a great time, and isn’t that what it’s all about? Great story.

  2. What keeps me young? Well, I think that hitting the gym for some regular strength training – whether it’s lifting weights, doing bodyweight workouts, or even going to spin class – has been a game-changer for me. It keeps my muscles in check and the joints happy!

    And on the other hand, there’s mental gymnastics – learning a new language (using Rosetta Stone), diving into strategic games, or even getting creative. It’s like a two-for-one deal – not only does it keep my brain sharp, but it also adds that extra zest to life.

  3. Melissa, wow! You really put yourself out there! You took a risk and had a great experience with your daughter! You must be floating. Congratulations. Truly, you are as old or young as you feel.

  4. This is a beautiful post. There is nothing like hanging out with your older children and knowing they want to be there with you. My kids are 20 and almost 23. When they ask me to do something, I just say yes. It’s these memories that we will remember when we can’t go with them anymore.

    Well done, mama! XO

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