Tell me you’re getting old without actually telling me you’re getting old #SOL21

I am often amused at the “Tell me you’re ______ without actually telling me you’re _____” posts on Twitter.

Tell me you were born in the 90s without actually telling me you were born in the 90s.

Tell me you have a dog without actually telling me you have a dog.

Tell me you are a teacher without actually telling me you are a teacher.

Lately, I notice I’m aging. Instead of getting bitter or crotchety, it makes me chuckle. I’ve been creating a mental list of things I do that prove that I am getting old.

Tell me you’re getting old without actually telling me you’re getting old…

  • cheaters, of course
  • afternoon cup of coffee to make it through the day
  • Sensodyne, sounds like something my grandma would need
  • gel seat cushion for long road trips
  • early to bed, early to rise (We’re talking 9:30 and 5:00)
  • 60 minutes (I actually look forward to Sunday nights)
  • neck wrinkles (I’ve told all my younger friends to start prevention early!)
  • nightly puzzle time (see previous post)

Your turn…Tell me you’re getting old without actually telling me you’re getting old!

19 thoughts on “Tell me you’re getting old without actually telling me you’re getting old #SOL21

  1. Except for the neck wrinkles and nightly puzzles, why can I relate at not even thirty years old?? It sounds like you’re living the dream! πŸ˜‰

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  2. I love your challenge, though I haven’t yet achieved the early to bed, early to rise one
    –getting up in the middle of the night at least once, sometimes twice, to use the bathroom
    –having serious sleep disturbance after decades of being a champion sleeper
    –monitoring medications
    –after decades of oily skin, learning to use moisturizer
    –nightly puzzle time, here, too

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  3. Here we sit cross-legged, on the floor often, earlier it was something which happened naturally but now I make it a point to sit on the floor, cross-legged, while reading books. I have heard many say they are so used to sitting on chairs that they their legs won’t bend .
    Getting up from the ground without support is also very natural, but along the way we stop doing that and depend on support. I make it a point to get up from the floor without any support from my hands πŸ˜ƒ

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  4. This is fun. I accept the invite. Here goes: Missed pandemic teaching because retirement in 2019; aching hips; no clue what popular music is up for Grammy awards Sunday. I could go on, but…

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  5. This has been quite entertaining! I one of the oldest teachers in my building and my team teases me about it all the time.

    You know you’re old when…
    …the high school’s spirit days are your high school decade!
    …you sneeze and well, you know!
    …your girlfriend conversations move from cheaters to menopause and colonoscopies.

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