Friday, April 11, 2008

Views On Aging

(I got this in an email from my DIL.)

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"


bundle-o-contradictions said...

Scary. Don't like thinkin' about age right now...

Christie O. said...

that's hilarious! and so true. i am in my 30s and I am having a real problem with aging. I can't stop shopping in the Juniors section!

Anonymous said...

Very pertinent post for me today. My husband who will turn 70 this year was saying he shouldn't get upset about things on the news as he probably won't be here in ten years anyway to worry about them. He also said that every day is a bonus at his age, especially as most of his family died in their early 70's. It startled me but I realize it is true. He went on to say that although he is extremely fit it could happen any day. We have done all the necessary arrangements for such a day but it still shocked me a bit. It is true though. We have only been married ten years and it has flown by and what will the next ten bring. Non of us like to think of our mortality but it is inevitable and time waits for noone.

Akelamalu said...

I've almost reached it! I'm scared! :(

Mom Knows Everything said...

That's too funny!

Misty DawnS said...

This is SO, SO true! (and hilarious)