Monday, August 22, 2011

How I Know I'm Getting Old

First sign of aging:
I get excited when my children have a good poopie everyday
I get excited when I have a poopie everyday.
When Matt gets home I ask him
"How was your day?"
"Did you go poopie today?" 
-absolutely it was awesome. How about you? 
As you can see Matt is my co-conspirator in aging.

Second sign of aging:
Lame-o hobbies ie coin collecting (no offense Phil).
Our idea of a romantic evening is cracking open a box of dimes (a box contains 2,500 dimes) and searching for those rare 90 percenters (if you don't know what I am talking about you are obviously neither old or lame).  I am quite fond of the occasional Mercury head dime.

Third sign of aging:
I am genuinely thrilled when Oliver and I come across a new episode of Curious George that we have not seen before.  At the moment there are 43 episodes on my DVR.  I don't save them for Oliver, I save them for me so I don't have to watch the same one over and over, I like a little variety in my day.  That little monkey makes me smile.

Forth sign of aging:
Those pesky gray hairs that are making themselves at home on my temples.  I pull them out and try to pretend they don't exist but I have heard that for every gray you pluck, three more show up to it's funeral.  My head has become a funeral home of constant mourning.  So so sad. 


  1. I love your thoughts on aging but I think it is all relative. If I can get out of bed in the morning without my joints screaming at me I know its going to be a good day! (I take care of my gray hair every four weeks.)

  2. Fifth sign: You go to bed at 8:30 (and I don't even have kids).

  3. For me? I've had wrinkles on my forehead since I was about 18, but now it doesn't surprise people that I have them. :(

  4. "I have heard that for every gray you pluck, three more show up to it's funeral."

    This is the funniest thing I've heard all month!!!
    LOL with a single tear rolling down my cheek as I look in the mirror at my own graying perimeter. =`(