Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Observations on Growing Older

A friend sent me this email, and I just  couldn't resist sharing it with you!

         Observations on Growing Older

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them

...but your grandchildren are perfect!

~Going out is good.

Coming home is better!

~When people say you look "Great"...

they add "for your age!"

~When you needed the discount you paid full price.

Now you get discounts on everything ...movies, hotels,flights.

~You forget names ... but it's OK

because other people forgot they even knew you!!!

~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose

is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds.

~You realize you're never going

to be really good at anything ... especially golf.

~Your husband is counting on you

to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you cared to do, you don't care to do,

but you care that you don't care to do them anymore.

~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair

with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep".

~Remember when your mother said "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?

Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married ....

Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~You miss the days when everything worked

with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.

~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem .....

were unheard of and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.

~You use more 4 letter words ......

"what?"..."when?" ???

~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry,

it's not safe to wear it anywhere.

~Your husband has a night out with the guys

but he's home by 9:00 P.M week it will be 8:30 P.M.

~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it before.

~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.

~Everybody whispers.

~Now that your husband has retired ...

you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ....

2 of which you will never wear.

~~~~But old is good in some things:

old songs

old movies

And best of all



Quasi Serendipita said...

This really made me giggle (many of these are things my mother is starting to say!) Visiting from SITS :)

The Retired One said...

Eva: These are great! I have one more:
"When you get up, it is quicker to list what DOESN'T hurt, rather than what does."
Happy Holidays to you and your family, Eva!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

This is a great list! My mom and I were talking about the one about how people tell you you look good and how noone would ever say that to a 30 year old.

My name is PJ. said...

You've not only been following Chef Stu and I around, you've been taking notes!!

That was funny because we can all identify!

Meeko Fabulous said...

This was too cute! And true . . . LoL! :)

lakeviewer said...

Wow! Memorable lines, all of them. I know that if I copy and put them somewhere, they'll be safe. Or not.

Dame Nuisance said...

According to this, I've been old for at least twenty years ...

Alix said...

Ain't it da trut. I totally relate to all those old age wisdoms. Shit.

Steven Anthony said...

according to this Ive been old since I was like

Respectfully Yours said...

Loved this post.

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That was lovely, gave me a good giggle.

I do some of these already... and I'm only in my thirties!!! Eeek! :D

Kate said...

This made me laugh - my mum would probably agree with some!

Kate x

Christine said...

These are all great! I'm still LOLing over the first kids are becoming me...flaws and all. I remember when they were perfect(it wasn't all that long ago) and I guess I'll have to wait for the grandbabies to fill that position, now:)

lemonologie said...

These are so funny!

Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day the other week!

Judy said...

Those made me smile! Teachers don't get old, they just lose their class. (Finally graduated fourth grade 2 years ago)

Rowe said...

It's all true I am finding out more and more. I was dreading getting older about ten years ago but I'm finding it's not so bad. Er, maybe in ten years time, closer to sixty, I will change my mind again :)