Gentle Reminders That I'm Getting Older

Today I was reminded that I'm getting older by...

- Taking my soon-to-be freshmen daughter to her new high school to meet with counselor to discuss class schedule etc.

- Spending about an hour outdoors today cleaning my side yard. It's going to take about 3 hours in my air-conditioned house to recover.

- Talking to my neighbor who recently suffered a stroke and had heart surgery...he's only about 10 years older than me.

- Grumbling under my breath as my son decided to trade a bunch of his video games etc. in at Game Stop to get a PSP. His other stuff is perfectly good and they don't fetch much value in trade-in (I hear my dad's voice in my head as i type!).

- Talking to a guy who is about to run a half marathon and realizing I couldn't even run a 1/10th marathon!


John the Red Wonder said...

Dude, you could totally run a half-marathon! My youth thought you were in your 20's :). Thanks again! Talking on the way home i could tell you really connected with my youth.

Larry and Jennifer Darnell said...

Kurt, I am reminded every day how much older I get. I have an 18 year old, a 9 year old and a 7 year old...all girls. When my wife and I go out with the 9 and 7 year old, we get the Grandparents with grandkids thing.

I am 43. My wife is 44 but I have people at church inviting to the 55 and over get-togethers. I might look over 50 and feel like it but I am not an AARP member yet...hang on to your youth with all you have.