Tuesday, July 29, 2008

You Know You're Getting Older When ...

  • The little, punk, middle-school kid that had a crush on you while you were in high school is now 33.
  • Twenty-something-year-olds are putting a "Mrs." or "Miss" in front of your name and they're calling you "ma'am."
  • There's a special spot in your car just for tweezers.
  • You think there's an awful lot of screaming in kids' music today.
  • Your idea of a good time involves pajamas, ice cream, and the couch.
  • When your child gets in the car and says, "What kind of music is this? Is it from the 30s?"
  • The joy of your day off is taking a nap.
  • You hear one of your all-time favorite songs in the elevator.
  • You watch the news, specifically FOX News,  or the Weather Channel from the time you get home until the time you go to bed.
  • You consider coffee a necessity.
  • You remember this guy as Batman ...
worse yet, this guy ...
OK, OK ... I don't remember him. I'm not that old. I do know it's Adam West though, the original Batman from the 60s, I think.

But all the others are things I do, remember, or have happened to me. Have anything to add?

12 Comments:

blessedwith5 said...

I am right there with you Mama Belle - I could relate totally - except for Adam West. I was born in the mid sixties - missed out on him!

The new BATMAN is AWESOME!

I agree totally with you about the Fish pedicure! YUCK - I thought it was pretty disgusting! I LOVE MY PEDEGG!!

Thanks for visiting!

Chelle said...

I am raising my hand to a few of those...okay, okay a lot of them :) Cute post!

Beachy Mimi said...

Ouch! I remember Adam West! Everything but the coffee I totally relate to. TV Land is a pretty good reminder, too.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Oh, I know I'm getting old because I second the tweezer thing. Man. Also, because I have a bunch of hairs, not even gray, but bright, shiny silver right in the front part of my bangs. They positively gleam. Also the deep wrinkle I have right between my eyes. Any ideas on what to do with a really, really deep wrinkle?

Jodie said...

Hahaha! Funny list! :)
I enjoyed this post a bunch.
I love the kids' question about the music "from the 30s"!!
I don't know that I have anything to add. Probably b/c I'm not getting older.

Andrea said...

OK - this is so stinkin' true - you have seriously hit on every single thing I could have thought of, especially since I'm in seriuos denial about turning the big 3-0!!! BTW - I'm thinking of changing all my online logins that reflect my age so I'm forever 29...HA!

Actually, someone my hubby works with greeted me as "Mrs." I'm convinced they just didn't know my first name because I certainly don't look like a "Mrs." or that's what I thought. So, I kindly told them, "Oh please call me Andrea." And, they explained why they called me "Mrs." out of respect since hubby works with them, and I was like, "Girl, I am not as old as my husband so please, I'm Andrea...you can call him Mr, he is OLD"!

Christi said...

Oh no - I have a pair of tweezers in my desk drawer at work, along with floss picks. I'll know I'm really old when I start carrying around my own toothpicks in my purse.

Blessed Mama said...

Yep, I've been feeling older too. I second all of your list. I loved the favorite song in the elevator one. Been there done that!
Have a blessed day!

pam said...

OMG, my husband thinks I'm crazy, but there's the best light in the car to tweeze.

jessica @pianomomsicle said...

i'm getting old because i go on and on about how great my minivan is! When 3 years ago i was mocking friends who bought one, vowing never to own one of those "things". :)

Jeanette said...

I get ALOT of those questions from my kids. Usually I just tell them that when I was born, seeing in color had not been invented yet.

Monica said...

Do you live in Baton Rouge? I grew up in Houma about 2 hours from there. I lived there most of my live until I moved to Phx about 9 years ago!