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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The bad thing

A few years ago I asked Eden (about 7 at the time?) and HopeAnne (about 5?) to tell me what was bad about being little. These were their responses:

Eden: The bad thing about being little is that when you have jeans on, the pockets aren't very big. They're not as big as Dad's. When you're seeing a show, and there are adults in front of you, you can't see very well.

HopeAnne: The bad thing about being little is that when you go on rides, you can't go on the big kid rides.

So I decided to add my own:

The bad thing about being [my age] is that your clothes start to not fit so well, and not because you're growing taller.

The bad thing about [my age] is that when you go on rides, you get much dizzier than you used to.

The bad thing about [my age] is that I still can't see if there is a large (or even average sized) person in front of me and there is no hope of growing taller.

The bad thing about [my age] is that my eyesight is getting worse.

The bad thing about [my age] is that my kids think I don't know anything.



4 comments:

  1. I can relate Cindy to many your "bad things" ;-) I'm sure I could think of quite a few more!

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  2. I love the different perspectives in this piece. No matter how old we are, the grass is always greener, isn't it?

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  3. I love hearing what your kids consider the "bad things." I think one of the worst things about getting older is no longer celebrating the arrival of the mail. As a child I thrilled to see my name on an envelope. Now I know it's just another bill. Sigh.

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  4. The bad thing about being 57 is that I'm beginning to have little abnormalities in my yearly blood tests. I don't like failing test of any kind.

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