Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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 you say, "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 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!!

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.


Ed said...

Nobody does words of wisdom quite like you, Oldman.

CI-Roller Dude said...

Did you see 60 Minutes the other night? They had a story about these people with really amazing memories.

I was NOT on the show.

Mike Golch said...

bringing clean underwear in case of an accident,I'm already there.

Lickety Splitter said...

Thanks for consistently reminding me of what I have to look forward to, so that I can appreciate the here and now ;)

Coffeypot said...

Ed, wisdom is why many cultures revier the elderly...just not at my house.

Dude, I did see it and I was also asked to be on the show...I think. Not sure!

Mike, I think that if I had an accident the skivvies would pretty much be messed up.

LS, even at my age I still enjoy each day becuse I plan on being old one day, too.

Coffee Slut said...

Too funny! Thanks for sharing!

Paxford said...

Bwhahaha! I plan to live the following quote when I'm older

"When I'm old, I don't want them to say of me, "She's so charming." I want them to say, "Be careful, I think she's armed." -G. Stoddart


Riley Carson said...

Oh yeah, my parents just hope I keep this husband around ;-) otherwise I'll end up like Elizabeth Taylor.