Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You Know You're An Older Parent

My friend Don got me to thinking about this with his latest post.

You Know You're An Older Parent When:

  • There’s a schedule conflict between Grandparent’s Day and Parent’s Day at school.
  • Your bedtime comes before theirs.
  • Playing on the floor involves you sitting on the couch.
  • All your lullaby tunes include a subtle mix of The Beatles.
  • You keep increasing your term life insurance.
  • The guardians named in your Will ask, “How are you doing?” And mean it.
  • You worry about losing your drivers license at the same time your child is worried about getting theirs.
  • When dining out you qualify for Kids Eat Free and the Senior Discount!
  • Strangers smile and ask how many grandchildren you have.
  • Your 3 year old is an Aunt.


Kelly And Allison said...

This is too funny! Love it!

Jboo said...

Funny and so sweet and true!!


Melissa said...

Boy-Ford & Al--so many of these fit you two!! haha
Love you both!!

xoxo from once again wet, wet, wet & drizzly & rainy Maine!

McNew Family said...

Oh, goodness - that is OH so true! We are in the same boat and wouldn't miss a second of it!

Cindy said...

Right there with you. Jaiden just became an aunt four weeks ago!!

Mama Duck said...

Our three-year-old is an aunt, too. Your list is hilarious!

Don and Be said...

Ford, You crack me up, man .....

How about

Your copy of the AARP bulletin arrives in the same mailing with New Baby Magazine.

You run out of milk for your cereal and substitute "Pediassure".

You drop a spoon on the floor, go down on hands and knees to pick it up and invite your toddler over for playtime while you're down there.

simply t said...

That was funny stuff! I love some good humor!

Diana said...

That was FUNNY!!!

Lisa and Tate said...

Funny.. I would have to add one thing very specific to my list... since I am 52 and a new momma. Nothing like being a new momma and having HOT FLASHES... all the time. New Baby, HOT Flashes, got to love it!


T n' W said...

You're a riot!:)

Mike and Rhonda said...

You are cracking me up. At first I tried to hide it, now....humor is the best way to handle it.

Christina said...

This had me in hysterics at my desk today!

Cupcakes and Hairbows said...

Now that is a funny list - I love it that AA is an aunt!!!

bbmomof2boys said...

heh...yeah - that's right on target! Little T is an aunt also. Her niece is a year old and they love playing together when they can.


Debz said...

OH CRAP! I'm not even 40 and half of these are true!!