Now, I work with the elderly on a daily basis, and I realize that an age is really just a number. I’ve met 90 year-olds who are quite young, and 40 year-olds who are rather old. How old am I, you ask? I’m 35 years old. Twice as old as I was when I graduated high school; roughly half as old as I’m expected to live; and a third as old as I’m planning to live.
That being said, having just settled my nephew into college, and getting my own children ready for the first day of school next week, I’ve been reflecting. In no particular order, because this ain’t Letterman, here are my top ten reasons I suddenly feel old:
- I am as old as, or older than, the local Fire Chief, Police Chief, Middle School Principal.
- My first thought, when watching Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance was, “Where are her parents?”
- The in-coming freshmen at the University are literally HALF my age.
- And, they all look like babies.
- I have a kid in 6th grade; another in 4th; and yet another in 2nd.
- I get excited when I get to be in bed before 10 p.m.
- I’ll still climb any mountain, lift any load, do any chore – but I pay for it for twice as long as I used to.
- When I see a cute young thing, I now think, “I wonder if she babysits?”
- When I started rocking along to some 1970s super-groups today at work, I got funny looks.
- I have a mortgage, a 403(b), life insurance, and two car payments. Ugh.
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