You know you’re getting older when…

As we get older, the list of things that excite us tends to get larger and more novel. Simple things like going to bed early bring us just as much joy as a holiday (if not more).

I’ve taken the liberty of putting together said list, in response to “You know you’re getting older when”:

  • You start drinking herbal tea because “it’s good for digestion”
  • You can’t possibly be involved in any social activities from 3pm on Sundays because you need to get organised for the week
  • Your heart flutters at the prospect of going to bed before 9pm
  • You decide you need to “work on your core” and thus take-up pilates
  • You lay out your clothes for the next day the night before
  • You pat yourself on the back when you pre-prepare food on a Sunday
  • Your tupperware container:lid ratio exceeds 1:1
  • You start gifting people things that are ‘practical’ for their birthdays… “A soda-stream! Now I won’t have to buy the 80 cent bottles of sparkling water from the supermarket”
  • You make weird noises when bending over
  • You make weird noises when sitting down
  • You make weird noises when standing up
  • You make weird noises, period
  • You eat dinner at 6pm
  • You fall asleep on the couch and wake up feeling like you’re 76 years old
  • You call people by their name tag at the supermarket… “Thanks, Bethanie”
  • You don’t understand the purpose of the latest technology app/gadget
  • “Sorry, I’m tired” becomes a legitimate excuse for not socialising with your friends
  • You take up golf… for fun.
  • You start drinking Baileys… Or is this just me?
  • You’ve taken the time to consolidate your Superannuation
  • You spend 10min looking for your glasses before realising they are in fact, on your head
  • You have to “get ready” for bed… like it’s some sort of process
  • You get annoyed at how busy cafes are
  • Your latest friend’s name is Beryl, Mavis or Herb

What observations did I miss?! Let me know in the comments below 🙂

12 thoughts on “You know you’re getting older when…

  1. You get cross with the AFL for scheduling Thursday night games as the late finish results in being late to bed which results in less sleep which results in a less than sparkling Friday, particularly should the result of the match be disagreeable to you.

  2. Hi Pete,

    Great read!

    I found that I was getting old when I started getting excited about checking the rain gauge!? Make your list?

    PS. Assignment coming together 😄.
    PPS. also your initials! 😂

    1. Hahahaha I love this one Liana! I don’t have a rain gauge, but I think it’s a worthy addition! Glad to hear the assignment is coming together 🙂

  3. You save up to get a high quality vacuum, and invite your friends over to ‘take her for a spin’.

  4. When someone asks you what you did on the weekend, you immediately start discussing your sons’ three basketball games as your main/only social engagements for the weekend.
    And you start using terms like “social engagements.”

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