Monthly Archives: July 2015
Had one of those moments today when I realized that my conversations with my friends is starting to sound like we are getting older. I looked at the group of us and started to laugh.
We seriously sounded like a group of senior citizens (no offence to senior citizens!).
We were talking about our lumps and bumps and achy joints, fat rolls and wrinkles. We were all laughing about it and not taking any of it too seriously. But the conversation was happening.
Now it did happen to occur right after we had all swam out in the lake with all our teenage boys so bathing suits and a wee bit of fitness was involved. And its the start of the season, so always a bit more intimidating to put on the suit.
Then those same teenage boys had parties to go to, which meant parents had to drive them back into the city, so our party was done early. And while disappointed to have to leave, secretly every parent was kind of glad they had their teenage sons to “spoil the fun” cause now they could go home, put on their pjs and call it a day early.
We have truly become our parents. Or maybe not. Our parents were probably cooler than us.
And as I tell myself frequently – getting older is a blessing. I am proud to be getting older because there are many taken to soon in their lives and they don’t get to experience the highs and lows anymore.
So every ache and pain is just a reminder that we are lucky to be here, so enjoy them.
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