Thursday, August 18, 2011

How to Tell You are Turning 50

You know you’re turning 50 years old when...

... you are thrilled to find cheap reading glasses in the proper magnification... because you are tired of forgetting where in the house you left your 1.75x reading glasses, but you really don’t want to have to go up from 1.75x to 2.00x on your birthday.

... you are okay with the fact that the new reading glasses are called “Sensibles.”

... you are ecstatic to find that someone manufactures reading-sunglasses.    

... you are happy to give your daughter the car keys so she can go buy her own boxes for her college move-in day.

... you are pleased to receive an overnight package on your birthday, even when the package contains the papers that will enable you to manage your aging relative’s finances. 

... the two previous items signal your true entry into the Sandwich Generation.

... thinking about the Sandwich Generation makes you think of Oreos, not turkey & swiss on wheat.

... you are fine with spending your birthday evening at the marching band Parent’s Night.

.. the one thing you really want to do on your birthday is take a nap.

3 comments:

Angie said...

Just wait till the invitations to AARP start showing up in your mailbox. Welcome to the club!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Well, many happy returns of the day! Funny how life switches to sensible after a fashion.

Renee said...

Happy Birthday! A nap sounds good. :-)