This morning, I walked into my boys’ room at 7 a.m. to get them roused for school only to find Spencer, who is usually fast asleep, lying with eyes wide open.

At the sight of my face peeking through the open door, he sat bolt upright wearing a concerned expression.

“Mama, are you going to die when you turn 40?” he asked, sick with worry.

“I sure hope not, buddy,” I answer.

“How will you look?” he wondered.

“The same as I look today,” I replied, suddenly understanding he was expecting something a little more like the apocolypsis to occur tomorrow when I turn 40.

“I had a dream you died,” he said and hugged me tight.

He’s been hugging me all day.

As twisted as this sounds, a dream about the death of mom might be the perfect antidote for children who forget how valuable we really are . . .

But I digress. I don’t expect to die on Friday but I do expect to get a few laughs. And because I adore those funny e-cards that circulate around Facebook and Pinterest, I thought I would share a few of my favorite . . .

In case of my untimely death, at least we will all go out at Mommy on Fire with a laugh. Which is completely how I would want it anyway.

Turning 40 doesn't make you old

And for the record, I don’t think 40 is old so I am one of “those people” . . .

40 birthday


40 birthday 2

Does this happen to anyone else?  Can I get an amen to this one, too?

And my personal favorite of all-time . . .

wine and yoga pants

Tomorrow, assuming I’m still alive, I’ll share the 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years . . . Yes, there are probably only 40 things total. Learning one new thing a year is about all I can handle.

May today be sparkled with good laughs, sisters. You deserve it.

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