What's My Age Again?

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Yesterday I mentioned that I would be turning a year older. My coworkers wanted to know how old I would be.

"28," I told them without a moment's hesitation.

"Wow, I'm just a little older than you," Bo said.

Barbara asked, "So you were born in '81?"

"No," I replied. "I was born in 1982."

"Then... how can you be 28?" They wanted to know.



The good news: They saved a year of my life yesterday.

What does that have to do with Sonlight or homeschooling?

Nothing really.*

But if I said anything more, I think you'd forget it as you typed out a Happy Birthday comment. And I wouldn't want to distract you from wishing me a happy birthday, now would I? <laughing>

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Expectant Father

*Except, perhaps, that if you take a break from math studies for more than 7 years you may loose your ability to properly sequence stuff.

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23 Responses to What's My Age Again?

  1. krazzymommy says:

    Ohhh.....Luke! This made my day. I also was born in '82 and have found myself doing the same thing. LOL.

    Happy Birthday!


  2. Jo Princess Warrior says:

    Happy Birthday Luke.

    My husband's parents made a fake birth extract to get him into school a year early and so for a while I always got mixed up the year he was born in - 1981 or 1982? (Naughty in-laws!)

    Hope you have a great day. When is this expectant Dad expecting his arrival??

  3. Sue says:

    Happy Birthday, young man!

  4. Meg_L says:

    Have a happy.

    And I'm always forgetting how old I am, my daughter LOVES to correct me when I'm wrong.

  5. mom says:

    You know, I was reading along thinking "how cool!" because my oldest son turned 28 years old this summer and was born in....1981, um, not in 1982! LOLOL!

    Have a great birthday, Luke!

    Tammy ~@~

  6. Ariana says:

    Happy Birthday! And yay for an "extra" year.

  7. The HoJo's says:

    Hope you had a lovely day, however old you may be


  8. Queen Mommy says:

    You are lucky to have such smart co workers!

    Hope you had a great birthday.

  9. se7en says:

    Hay, you share a birthday with the father person in our house - Happy Mad Birthday... I truly lost track of my own birthdays when we had kids and I stumble about doing mental math on the fly and then just give the date of birth!!! Have a fabulous birthday weekend!

  10. Amy says:

    Happy birthday Luke!

  11. Anne L.B. says:

    Hi Luke! Happy Birthday! Wait til you're in your 40's. I get my age wrong all the time.

    I followed you over here from Rosslyn Elliott's blog. So you're in Englewood! I grew up in Denver, and my sister is a set director (or something like that) for PBS in Denver. Small world.

    I'll be checking out your other blog later when I have more time. I've got a biblical class I'm teaching, with Creationism up for Monday. I'll be looking for any fresh insights.

  12. Wendy says:

    Funny, I was born in 1976, yet I'm only 28...let's not do the math, okay?

    Happy Birthday Luke!

    Still praying often for your children to come home-may it be well before your real 28th birthday!

  13. Kristenph says:

    LOL. That is too funny! I must confess that I frequently add an extra year to my age. I was born in November of 1970 (so I'm getting old ;0 ) The subtraction is so easy that I spend most of the year thinking I've already turned that age and am always pleasantly surprised when I realize I've a year younger than I thought!

    Happy Birthday Luke!


  14. Luke says:

    I'm glad I'm not the only one, Monica. <smile>

    Jo, those in-laws <laughing>. I'm expecting the moment Kyrgyzstan lets us know we can go over and pick them up. Unfortunately, we haven't heard that news in over a year... Prayers are always welcome!

    Sue, thanks! <smile>

    Meg, I'm sure my kids will get a kick out of it as well when it happens again ...I'm expecting this isn't the last time it will happen <smile>.

    Tammy, that's funny <smile>.

    Ariana, I will do my best to make the most of this new-found year <laughing>.

    Carolyn, I did. Thank you <smile>.

    Queen Mommy, that is very, very true. I am blessed <smile>.

    Mrs. C... you crack me up! <laughing>

    Se7en, it's a great day to be born! But I am worried that I'm going to always forget my kids' birthdays and ages. If I can't even keep track of my own...

    Thanks, Amy! <smile>

    Anne, it is a small world! I don't know if I have any fresh insights on my personal blog, but I am having fun going through the book and poking holes in it <smile>.

    Wendy, your math is just as good as mine. <smile> And thanks for your prayers. They are much appreciated!

    Kristen, that's a good excuse <smile>. My excuse is that my wife had her birthday last month and I started thinking about that number so when I turned a year older I just added another year on <smile>.

    Thank you all again, friends!


  15. Joe says:

    You know, I always do that too, having to think about my age for a moment. ;-)

    For the record, I was also born in '82, so thanks for the reminder that I'm turning *27* this November! ;-)

    Happy birthday!

  16. danabbey says:

    dude! belated happy birthday! when exactly is your birthday, the 10th or 11th? mine was the 11th :)

  17. Julie. says:

    Happy Birthday! Sorry it's late. I was born in '75 and my brother was born in '82. His birthday was the 10th and mine is the 24th. I can't remember how old we are unless I take the time to do the math. It was never this bad before! I am getting worried!!! Hope you had a wonderful day with family and friends! Best wishes!

  18. Luke says:

    Joe, glad I'm not the only one and may help you. ...of course, now that you're thinking 27, you may make the same mistake I did and add a year <laughing>.

    Thank, Dan! Mine is the 10th. But my brother-in-law and sister-in-law were both born on the 11th <smile>. Happy Birthday!

    Julie, don't worry about it too much <smile>. At least, I'm trying not to worry about it too much <laughing>.


  19. Cat says:

    LOL Glad to know I'm not the only 27 year old who regularly miscounts her age. Happy birthday a bit late!

  20. Luke says:

    <smile> Thanks! And, yes: It's very nice to know we're not alone.


  21. Butter says:

    Happy (very late) birthday. I once saved my mom a year. She totally thought she was a year older than she was.

  22. Luke says:

    Thanks, Butter!


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