Monday, September 8, 2014

5 Signs I'm Getting Older (older, not old!)

#1 My oldest son told me he found a gray hair in his beard -_-

#2 Shopping for clothes (for myself) is more of an annoyance than a delight.

#3 Instead of an instant yes!, I find myself considering both yes and no when deciding whether or not to do fun activities (like water skiing or skating) with the kids.

#4 Getting up from a squatting position (most notably while doing yard work or putting air in my car tire) is not always as effortless as it used to be.

#5 And last but not least (and this is a doozey of a sign), my kids finish my stories (which means I've told them before). Last night I was telling one, and my daughter finished what I was going to say, word for word. She wasn't being rude, but it was def. an eye opener, and I laughed.

Ah well, can't fight it, it's going to happen. It's just interesting seeing the definitive signs making their presence known. ;)

Wishing you a happy Monday! 

88 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't have kids, but my wife and I can finish each other's stories.
And clothes shopping has always been an annoyance...

Manzanita said...

hahaha and all I can say is, "Welcome to the club."

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Rosey - I too don't have kids .. but often stop myself to question if I'm repeating myself .. I often do! But sadly things be creeping up, getting greyer, or creeping down ... depending!! Cheers Hilary

Pat Hatt said...

lmao the joys of age, I've had a few grey hairs since I was 24, oh well. Hate clothes shopping always

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Gray hair in his beard? Is he sure it's not just an albino one??

Rea T said...

ahahaha i laughed out loud at your number 5 rosey!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Well, hey, that means you tell memorable stories, which is a good thing!

Patrick weseman said...

I get the story thing a lot. Or when they can tell it better than you.

Launna said...

Hi Rosey... oh my goodness this is me.. lol

I don't squat for fear I may never get back up again... lol

Both my girls finish my stories... haha ;-)

Have a fun and happy week ahead ♡

Janine Huldie said...

Aww, Rosey you mad me smile, especially on that last one!! Happy Monday!! :)

alissa apel said...

You're certainly not old. :) I've had grey hair for quite some time. I don't dye it. I think that drives my mom batty. Maybe it makes her feel old that I have a ton of grey hair.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Rosey, my daughter and husband are always yelling at me speed it up when I'm telling a story! LOL! You really put a smile on my face and I'm right there with you about squatting position which I don't like to do too often either. Your kids must have you laughing all the time!
Julie

stevebethere said...

I agree with all that Rosey especially the squatting one because I can't even get down to squat in the first place LOL

And as for the finishing sentences I just don't wanna go there.

Have a....there I go again grrr :-) LOL

Robin said...

I started plucking white hairs out of my eyebrows. Worse, or maybe equally bad, white hairs are showing up at my hairline. I try to pluck them, but it is not easy. They are wispy and wily. It's funny that you write this, because I have been thinking a lot about cycles of life and getting older.

Almost Precious said...

Delightfully funny post and yet one that rings true for all of us. We can't fight time, it relentlessly marches on, so indeed we may grow older yet it doesn't mean we have to be "old". :)
I've a wonderful friend who is 90 years young, she lives in a retirement community that has access to assisted living, should she ever need it, though I honestly doubt she ever will. She takes classes in whatever arouses her interest . . . she also teaches a senior's exercise class, writes articles for a local newspaper and is just one of the nicest, sweetest ladies you could ever hope to meet. I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE HER WHEN I GROW UP. :D

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I smiled at your list. =)

Sandee said...

Today is my birthday and I'm 63 years young. I know all about these things you've mentioned. Yes indeed.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Carla said...

This made me smile. I have recently found 3 gray hairs on my own head, which makes me feel old, although that is funny in itself. My younger sister (by 2 years) and my husband (also younger by 2 years) have both had gray for years, and my husband is balding. My sister is about 15% gray already, and she isn't even 30 yet. It's funny that 3 made me feel old.

Masshole Mommy said...

LOLOLOLOLOL!!! The only reason I can do a squat and still get up at all is because we do them in zumba, so I have practice.

Lois Alter Mark said...

Welcome to my world! Getting up from a squat has become a feat in itself!

jaime said...

Oh to be young(er) again. I can relate to most of these items!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

#6 It's hard to get through the day without a nap. Or is that just this old broad *pointing at self*?

Krystal Butherus said...

I just get annoyed shopping for myself! I'd rather just shop online!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I dont mind shopping for myself when I have money and can find sizes to fit me. I thrift shop a lot because its always fun to find a bargain. But, there isn't a whole lot in the plus size department so I usually end up depressed.

Debra Rutt said...

Ugh, I hear you. Getting up from sitting on the floor in my kids rooms makes my back ache! Getting older isn't fun (well at least some of the time!)

Shell said...

I hear you on that getting up one! I saw one of my former students last night and he's older than I was when I taught him! That made me feel old.

Melissa said...

Ha! I have to say that I've grown to despise clothes shopping for myself too. And the mall...don't even think about it! LOL

Elephant's Child said...

Clothes shopping? Bleah.
And the getting up from a squat thing. No grace, no stye.
Getting older beats the alternatives though. And I wouldn't be a teenager again if the choice came my way.

Brian Miller said...

ha. the sounds my body makes when i get up...
that is what def tells me i am not as young as i used to be...ha

Aimee Fauci said...

I have been getting gray since my 20's! I hate it.. you can't use that as a sign of age.. but if you feel young (mentally) then you are young.

debdenny said...

I am grinning. I have a problem with getting up from squat position.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Some positions I'd just rather not try

Anonymous said...

Sad, just plain sad, lol! We are older parents with a daughter turning 7 at the end of this month, and THAT makes us both feel old, because she tires us out, lol!

Maria said...

4 out of 5 isn't a great sign for me either. I loved number 5. Really, all of them are hilarious!!

Pam said...

Getting up from a squat has been getting more difficult for me over the years. I've started just not squatting, hah!

Ben Butler said...

I love this post. I'm not a fan of getting older. The gray hairs seem to multiply overnight, I have back hair, nose hair that's out of control, and yesterday, I noticed hair on my ears! Not cool!

Ben Butler said...

I'm 34, and the gray hair is definitely in full swing.

Ben Butler said...

They are either memorable or just repeated a lot. =D

Ben Butler said...

After working six years at the vet, getting up from a squatting position is murder on my knees. I can actually hear my knees screaming for help.

Carly said...

Such a funny list. I will definitely be feeling older when my daughter starts getting gray. ;)

Nicole said...

Bwahahahaha. I can totally relate to all of those except the first. I don't have a son and my daughters are too young for grey hair. Although we do joke about how old they are getting when they complain about their aches and pains.

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Yeah I totally feel that way as well. Aches and pains are coming for me. Amber N

Felicia Carter said...

I agree with the shopping for clothes! I can't stand it.

Joyce Lansky said...

I can agree with absolutely everything you mentioned , , , except it was my middle kid who found the gray hair.

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Katrina said...

lol this was cute!

Erica Brooks said...

LOL. Number 5 reminds me of my son. I can relate to number 4 as well. Squatting is not as easy as it used to be.

Lesley said...

You're getting wiser and older! Both really good things! I wish I had the energy I had when I was kid. It would be nice to get up a little easier.. lol

Candy said...

Aww. don't accept it! You are YOUNG! Ok.. you are only as young as you feel. Cheers to feeling 21 ;)

Cam said...

Ha! These are definitely all signs that time is passing. My son pointed out the "white strings" in my hair. That was fun.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Don't you love those little signs you are getting older? Here's mine. My daughter has surpassed me in height recently. Kinda makes punishments seem stupid when one practically towers over you lol.

Amanda McMahon said...

A natural part of life. Glad you are observant! It helps keep us all honest.

Trish said...

I'm already cycling through my stories. I better get some new ones!

slehan said...

I never have liked shopping. I've had gray hair for years. My knees don't work very well. I'm old.

slehan at juno dot com

Pam said...

I am way past the point of these type of subtle signs, LOL. Mine just come right out and slap me across the room most days. Sigh. I know what you mean about shopping. I do most of mine on line these days.

Jay CraftySpices said...

Time is without a doubt passing by even faster than what we really think. And to think that it seems it was yesterday that you had your kids right ?
It's incredible, and this is why we have to enjoy every second we get.

Anonymous said...

Life passes way too fast then it should. It's already September and I clearly recall that it was January just a blink away.
Like you said, we are getting 'older' but not old! :))

Kristen Campbell said...

Oh dear...I don't want to think about getting older! I guess I'll just have to make the most of today :)

Jeanine said...

haha! What a great post, getting older is okay! The signs are interesting.... I know I'm getting older because my kids are so quick to point out all MY WHITE hairs (not even gray! oops)

BrettBMartin said...

hahahaha i do the story thing too. i prefer to view it as my awesome shining through...not my aging. and of course, while i do that, i stand up and things crack because i am aging...

Rena McDaniel said...

I see those signs and more everyday and wonder and worry how to fight time. It is an impossible battle but one I will keep fighting forever I suppose. It's no fun realizing that you are definitely getting "older"!

Mariana said...

I feel you on the getting up from squatting position thing. I hear squeaking when I do that, haha! In my knees. My kids think it's so weird.

Mariana said...

I feel you on the getting up from squatting position thing. I hear squeaking when I do that, haha! In my knees. My kids think it's so weird.

Anonymous said...

I think we've all had those moments. At least you can rest easy knowing that we are all experiencing this together:P

Christie C said...

#5 is hilarious! Ah the joys of getting up in years

Liz Mays said...

I know what you mean about getting up. Since when is it necessary to push up from the floor instead of using our own power?

Ann B said...

Things just don't seem to be as easy as they once were. I notice when i pick something up off the floor it is not as easy. Things we just have to accept i guess.

Maria said...

this made me smile!
i am finding more and more gray hairs. number five made laugh!! too cute! my mom and her friends always repeat themselves! LOL! me too. steve's always like - "maria, you just told me that!!" hahaha!

Lori Gunn said...

Return the favor! I always tell Mary's friends about her constant comment to any friends going somewhere with us: "Every part of this trip will be a learning experience, so be prepared." Where does the time go! How did my kids manage to grow older than me? Fun post; thanks very much.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Lol. The last one certainly applies to me. Maybe it just means I yap too much

Savory Experiments said...

This made me giggle. I'm in my mid thirties and just starting seeing crows feet. I probably have gray hair, but I've gotten it colored for so long and so often, God only knows what my "natural hair" is like!

The Positive MOM said...

I haven't found the gray hair yet but I can see that I am not as energetic and up for "fun things" like I used to 10 years ago. Thanks for the giggle!

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Welcome to the club is right. Lol. I remember when my brain was as sharp as a tack. I can barely remember my kids names these days :-)

Lisa Collins said...

Number 3 is me for sure! Oh to be young again and feel invisible lol!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Oh I hear ya! However I now rock at trivia games with my "years of knowledge" so always look on the bright side :)

Ashley B. said...

I'm right there with ya! I do a lot of those things everyday. All I can do is laugh at this point. Such is life!

Kathy said...

My hairs are more white than grey. I know that is making me feel old!

The Mommy-Files said...

I love this list! I find grey hairs in my fiancé's beard all the time - lol!

The Lucky Wife said...

So what did he do with the gray hair, leave it? I keep pulling out gray hairs here and there that I find but I keep thinking I can't see the ones coming in in the back and eventually I will not be able to keep up with them.

And #2 .... oh, my, trying on clothes after having a baby just ... and my weight is back to pre-pregnancy but the changes to your body! I told my husband it feels like it takes 50 items to find 1 that looks good. :(

Binky said...

Getting older isn't a lot of fun, but it's better than the alternative.

Elizabeth said...

#1 made me laugh-- my hubby just told his mom the same thing

Chatty Crone said...

You are sooooo funny - Yes those might be a few signs of aging - but you are so young!

LifeAsAConvert said...

What a fun post. I can't imagine my kids getting grey hairs. I've just begun getting my own!

Growing Up Madison said...

LOL Happy Monday. Guess all those signs pertain to me too, well except for the gray hair but I'm sure I may have 1 myself :)

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

Haha! I think the number 1 is something most could relate with

Melissa Coleman said...

These all happen to me except the number 1. It is me finding the gray hairs now. lol

Colette S said...

Oh girl. I have a few too.

I didn't think I'd live this long, but it's a blessing.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

Hahahahaha... well all I can say is have fun while you can. When my Granddaughter was younger, I mentioned in a conversation with her mother that I was getting old. She said, You'll never be old Grandma.

~ Noelle said...

HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I feel you...
I volunteered at the school library.. and after re-shelving all the books, my legs were killing me the next day, I could not figure out why until it hit me I was squatting for EVER putting books on those short shelves :)