Wednesday, January 12, 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 tend 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 week it will be 8:30 P..M.

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

~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!!


  1. Nodding to a few of them...not all, just a few!

  2. Yep...I am there! Wonderful & oh so true. Love the song also.

  3. Yep I am there. Beautiful post and oh so true!

  4. Oh boy .... can I relate to everything on this list!

  5. Perfect! Great words, and sooooo true!


  6. LOL! Thanks for the giggle. xox!

  7. I can sure relate to many of these "suggestions". Whenever I say I hate getting old, I always follow up with saying I don't want the alternative though. What is sad is that it happens so fast, before you know what hit you. There are good things about growing old though. Let's see now. I forgot what they were. LOL. Oh well, glad this life is not all there is to it. Because - it will be over before we know it.

  8. What a wonderful chuckle!! So true! Thank you too for your kind visit!!

  9. Hate to admit it but all of these are soooo true! lol xoxo