Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Top Ten Signs that I'm Middle-Aged

  1. I need to wear glasses now when on the PC or watching TV. I used to only need them driving at night, but lo and behold, when I started doing what my optometrist and using my glasses more often, I stopped getting so many terrible headaches!
  2. The more current music on Glee is annoying (except for "Billionaire"). Last night's episode, featuring songs from A Chorus Line and a duet originally done by Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland, was my absolute favorite so far this season!
  3. Doing more than one thing a day sounds like way too much. Which is why I'm thrilled that for the first time since before Sylvia had rehearsals for Willy Wonka, we've gotten to stay home every night this week.
  4. Independent movies don't sound as interesting to me as they used to. I just want to be entertained. In fact, most movies are less appealing. Two hours just seems too long to commit. 
  5. I need hand lotion more frequently than I used to. 
  6. I have friends on FaceBook that I knew 25 years ago, when I was the same age Sylvia is now.
  7. My girls are weeks away from being 10 and 13, and will be graduating from elementary school and middle school this year.
  8. I've been a single mom longer than I was a married mom. (Well, coupled, really, since we didn't officially get married until I was pregnant with Riley.)
  9. Let's not even discuss the gray hairs. 
  10. I had another, but I forgot.


Erica said...

#10 - nice.

Penelope said...

Haha, I was going to say the same thing as Erica! Great list. :)

diariesofamadwhitewoman said...

Oh, this so hit way too close to "home"! Choice!!

Tara R. said...

This whole list had me laughing. 'yep, yes, that one too, yeah"

Welcome to the club!

BigLittleWolf said...

Number 4 (especially) cracked me up!

(But methinks you don't quite qualify yet... Be happy about that! Kick up your heels! OK. Or pour a glass of wine and stay in. Be sure to slather with lotion on after.)

Florinda said...

#4, #5, #6...Yeah, I'm definitely there too. But chronologically, I've been there for a while already anyway. It's actually not ALL bad :-).

singlemama_cc said...

HA! Love this!! I too have been a single mama longer than I was a married mama!
Regardless of your age, you're still one damn fine mama

Anonymous said...

I can definitely relate to a few of these!

#4 especially.. I just wait until stuff comes out on DVD. And 3D movies? Forget it! I went to one last November, and felt like I needed to hurl.

MindyMom said...

I can relate! The grays are what really bother me though. Grrr.

Danielle said...

I did a post like this a while back. And that was before I turned 40. I could add a few more now!