Jan 30, 2010

Don't make me come out there, Children!!! ...how to make your olders parents feel young!

 MAXINEMaxine at her best!!!

LESSON FOR THE DAY...hang out with people that make you look good.  :})

I bought a birthday card for a friend the other day.  He will be 76 years old.  Much, much older than me...well maybe not that much!!  Anyway the card has a picture of Maxine on the front and she is saying: 
The only way for me to look younger is to stand next to someone that looks worse than me.
(inside the card)
So get the hell away from me!
Happy Birthday!
Maxine always tells the truth, even if it hurts.  Truly, living young IS all about who you hang out with.  I am finding that I feel much younger when I snowbird the winters away in Arizona.  We live in a 55+ community and our park model is situated across the street from pickle ball courts and the tennis court.  We can see horse shoe throwing pits and bocci ball courts from our windows. 

If young people only realized how annoying their condescending attitude was, they would stop talking to us like we are two!  Thank heavens my children have to be reminded that we cannot climb mountains anymore.  They expect that my husband and I will be able to do anything.  That is the way we like it.  The trick is to ask us if we want to climb...then we can turn them down and say we are busy.  Where is the harm in that?  We are all happy!

My favorite saying is a quote by Phoebe Buffay of the TV show, Friends..."I would really like to do that but I don't want to."  It doesn't make a lot of sense (nothing Phoebe said made sense) but it has let me say NO hundreds of times and gotten a laugh to boot.

Just a Saturday rant.  Have a wonderful day.

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