Originally Posted by Half Baked
I'm in the 46-55 yo group. I have an extra year in my life because I thought I was 53 last year but I wasn't....I turned 53 this year!
Right, Half Baked. My mother-in-law was 53 for at least 3 years in a row.
Just kidding you...but MIL #2 really did do that. I teased her about it, but she never did back down.
I'm going to have my 60th birthday in February. I don't know where the time went. I remember thinking as a child, that if I lived to see the year 2000, I'd be really old.
I've always thought young and looked young (except as a teenager, when I wanted to look older), but have also always had friends in all age groups, including older people.
I still have friends of all ages, but now I'm in the older group, and it's pretty cool.
*For one thing, I'm no longer weird...I'm eccentric.
*I can call young handsome men "honey" and get away with it.
*I often get hugs & kisses from those young men (it's OK to hug grandma).
*I have a cleaning lady and a yard man.
*We raised our kids, and then a grandson, and they are finally all gone from home.
*Kim is going to retire at the first of the year.
Those are some of the perks of getting older. Of course, the biggest perk is that getting older sure beats the alternative!