Friday, January 7, 2011

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, but you're too tired to use them.

~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 spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember.

~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do 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 used to 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.  Next month it will be 8:30 p.m.

~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, OLD FRIENDS!!

(This came in my email yesterday, and I couldn't resist posting it. Unfortunately now author was listed, so I can't give credit.)

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Kristina P. said...

These are funny! And you are clever enough that I thought you wrote them!

Clipped Wings said...

Being an old person, HA Ha ha. Seriously, very funny.

tsonodablog said...

I'm not old, at least compared to the people that are older than me.

Now how profound is that?!!!

I'm really thinking deep tonight.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Love it! Although those 5 to 15? I'd have to raise you another few 10s of pounds on that one. And Richard and I are constantly doing that, "help me remember..." thing. Never works! The best thing to me about being older is you can finally BE that grouchy old fart and not give a #%$% about anything! :)

River said...

I love "going out is good-coming home is better."
That's me exactly, and my outings are usually only grocery shopping or going to the library for books.

Anonymous said...

After adjusters have that package thing from a lawyer with written documents, photographs as well as other reports and etc. Just how long does it generally state in the letter to reply? Do adjusters actually respond by or on the date? How do they respond by telephone, email, letter or fax?

Michelle Saunderson said...

I don't think it is good that I can relate to many of these and I am only 40.

natalee said...

I love this..... I just read it to my Dad... he cracked up!!!!!!

glnroz said...

A M E N !!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

I am not EVEN going to tell you how many of these I can relate to! But, oh yeah, that sleeveless thing???!!!! I go looking for a basic little black dress. I go looking at FOUR different stores. Not two or three, but FOUR. You thing there's one with even a hint of a sleeve? NO WAY! Not even in size...uh...THE LARGER SIZES.
I think it's a conspiracy. A conspiracy to make us spend more money, coz they know that we're forced to buy that sleeveless dress, then buy a jacket to match!

Joanie said...

Hey! I resemble some of these!!!

Last week, I discovered something good about getting older. I had to get new glasses and went to Walmart. They told me I could use my AARP card for a discount... and they took $132 off my glasses!!! SCORE!!

Bossy Betty said...

So incredibly true!!!! What's with the whispering anyway?

Annie (Lady M) x said...

I am doing this ‘Boost my blog Friday′ that I saw over at Design It Chics blog and I am now following you! This is such a cool idea isn’t it?! Love your blog by the way - the list of aging things was oh so funny! said...

Eva these are just hilarious. I've recently been collecting little pearls of wisdom like these from the card shops and laughing out louly when I find I can relate to them:
'Getting older is when your back goes out more often than you'

You've made me chuckle on a grim grey day...well done.

Vodka Logic said...

oh my, I am too many of those things.

Claudia said...

ha - nice - home at 9 pm - my son came home at 6 am today from his night out with the guys - i was just leaving for work..

Pat said...

I can relate to so many of these!

Colie's Kitchen said...

Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen. I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I hope all is going well. Have a great weekend.

bettyl said...

That is great, Eva!

Pam said...

Too funny! Just last night my husband asked me to remind him of something. But this morning I couldn't remember what it was. AS a matter of fact, I forgot about the whole incident until I read your post. Ugh! Maybe next time he should ask me before I get in bed. Then I can write it down! Or better yet, he should right it down.

rosaria said...

So true!

Reeni said...

These are funny Eva! I like the last one best!

Eva Gallant said...

Clipped: It's only moderately funny if you're old!

Terri: That's deep, Terri, very deep.

River: I'm getting to be a real stick in the mud--I'd rather stay home most of the time.

Michelle: Be afraid; be very afraid! lol

Glenn: Some of those familiar, werre they?

Bettyl: Glad you liked it!

Reeni: Hope they gave you a laugh!

Unknown Mami said...

Is that why my mother likes my daughter so much, but rolls her eyes at me?

gayle said...

These are so funny! Very true too!