Warning: I’m about to start ranting.
I started knitting when I was in my early 20’s. I love it! It’s relaxing and it makes me feel good to make things. I’m now in my 30’s and I still have people tell me (often complete strangers) that I am too young to spend my time knitting. Apparently, you must be old enough to retire and/or have a grandchild (or a great-grandchild) before it is acceptable for you to be a knitter.
I also enjoy playing video games. This is not something that I gave up after I had my children. In fact, I often play with them. I personally feel that this is healthy for both myself and my girls. I learn more about what’s going on in their world outside of our home while we’re fighting virtual monsters together than I would ever get if we weren’t. For example, if their playing on the xbox or computer without me, I can yell directly in their ear “What do you want for dinner?” and get no response. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who feel differently. Maybe they like it when their kids ignore them?
So basically, two of my favorite things to do are, by “normal” standards, out of my age range as acceptable hobbies. Do I care? Not really. But I am curious as to why it even bothers anyone else… Who set these rules? And why do people feel the need to try to “correct” me?
Okay, I feel better now. Thanks for reading my rant. 🙂