Friday 5: 5 Signs You Are Getting Old(er)!FRIDAY 5 | Nirasha Jaganath | October 30, 2009 at 8:46 pm
That time of the week again, yup the one you have been waiting for. As usual I am late so maybe you may be reading this over Saturday morning’s coffee, if so take it slow. This week’s chapter of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series is (unfortunately) dedicated to an aging Mommy Niri. Somehow there is nothing like the addition of family to make one realize one’s age, or maybe that is just me.
- You seem to forget your exact age and actually have to think and calculate when (officially) asked. Firstly, other than some important medical reason, it is NEVER ok to ask someone for their age, especially a women, and I mean NEVER! It was just some time back where I was in the emergency room waiting for some stitches and even in my pain was shocked when I glanced at my wristband and nearly fainted when I saw my age. Somehow mentally I thought I was younger. Oh, well.
- It seems you know way too many people who have died. I remember when I was little and there was some funeral never knowing who the person was but somehow it feels like more and more often people I have long memories with have passed on.
- You actually start sounding like your mother (or father) and don’t mind one bit. Amazing that while being a kid you just thought a lot of things were nonsense but now with one (or more) fledglings of your own the perspective is quite changes. You end up uttering statements like “Wear your jacket!”, “Eat your veggies!” and “Share!”
- You are checking in the next box on forms. You know the one I mean, with the list of age categories, and now the check box is a bit of a shocker. Well it is freaky when you realize the upper limit on that checkbox is pretty high, and you can’t help but stare at it thinking old fogies in that upper category are ticking off that same box.
- The songs you once loved are now listed in the “oldies” section. You know those songs that were the latest thing at the hippest birthday party and now is played in the “remember the time” slot and you start to bop and sing away while your kids look at you like you lost it.