You're Growing Older When


  1. Your kids are becoming you, and you don’t like them. But your grandchildren are perfect!
  2. Going out is good. Coming home is better!
  3. When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now, you get discounts on everything: movies, hotels, flights, but you don’t feel like going to the trouble.
  4. You forget names, but it’s OK because other people forgot they even know you!!!
  5. The five pounds you wanted to lose is now fifteen and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the fifteen pounds.
  6. You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything, especially golf.
  7. Your husband is counting on you to remember things you don’t remember.
  8. The things you cared to do, you don’t care to do, but you care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
  9. Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It’s called his “pre-sleep”.
  10. 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!
  11. You used to say, “I hope my kids get married.” Now you say, “I hope they stay married!”
  12. You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch.
  13. You remember when Google, iPod, email, modem were unheard of and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table.
  14. You now use more four-letter words ..”what?”…”when?”
  15. Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere.
  16. 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.
  17. You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you’ve already read it.
  18. Notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?
  19. What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
  20. Everybody whispers.
  21. Now that your husband has retired, you’d give anything if he’d find a job!
  22. You have three sizes of clothes in your closet …two of which you will never wear.
  23. But old is good in some things: old songs, old movies and best of all, OLD FRIENDS -if you can remember who they are!


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