"Ha ha, kids, I know I'm old but technically, I'm not a Boomer, I'm actually Generation X . . . "
Five ways I'm feeling old lately that actually have nothing to do with the above oft-repeated conversation:
1. I cannot fathom why on Earth my child would want to spend his screen time watching other people play Minecraft on YouTube. This is a thing that makes sense to kids and makes those of us of a certain age interrupt their watching with, "But WHY???"
2.This makes me cringe so hard:
|"Oh my god, Mom, this is how you wear them."
3. I like a lot of pop music my kids listen to. I know this should make me feel young instead of old, but when I was actually young I despised the idea of liking what was popular with my peers so much that when everyone in school was going crazy for U2's Joshua Tree I would not even give it a chance. That's right, wouldn't listen to U2 then but now I'm singing along to that ugly guy with the tattoos on his face and the terrible lyrics (and whose name I can't remember, probably because I'm old.)
4. Recently I have had to get rid of two pairs of shoes because they make me feet hurt when I wear them. Only one of them has a (teeny-tiny half inch) heel, the other one was completely flat but apparently just not comfortable enough for my old lady feet.
5. I don't know if my family is getting worse at using the dishwasher efficiently or if my patience for bad loading has run out . . . but something about spending a portion of my time each day reloading an already-loaded dishwasher makes me feel like a crotchety old lady. So as I pick up dirty bowls and put them back down in a more orderly fashion, I quietly comfort myself with, "Okay, Generation X-er."
|This is a stock photo. If our dishwasher ever looked like this I'd probably just check myself into a nursing home.