Signs I’m Getting Old

I can’t believe I have a son who will be 21 in a few months. I’m not old enough to have a son that old. With this new forty-something age I’ve become, I’ve noticed a few changes in my life that I’m not sure I like. It seems that just overnight I’ve become “older.” How do I know I’m getting old? Things like…

  • The print in my favorite bible is getting smaller all the time. The print used to be perfect, but now I can’t even read the verse numbers. So I’ve officially decided that my favorite translation is now LARGE print.
  • I like my music a little softer. After a lifetime of loud rock music, I’m now finding Jack Johnson & John Mayer more to my liking.
  • My bedtime is getting earlier each night.
  • Sleeping late on Saturday is never past 8 a.m.
  • The little reading glasses my friend bought me as a joke, are now pretty handy to have.
  • The grey hairs are beginning to outnumber the others.

Even though I may be getting a little older, I haven’t reached REALLY old. You’re REALLY old when you…

  • Feel a desire to give money to PBS.
  • Turn out the lights for economic reasons instead of romantic reasons.
  • Have a deep desire to drive a Buick.
  • Read the obituaries everyday.
  • The end of your tie doesn’t come anywhere near the top of your pants.
  • Wear socks with sandals.
  • Hear your favorite song on an elevator.
  • Your favorite channel is The Weather Channel.
  • When you’re comfortable talking about your bowel movements.

Do you ever feel old?

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Angie Cox says:

    Ha! The 20-something Tulia baseball coach you are about to wed to your Childress girl’s coach was wearing socks with his sandals last week. You should probably throw a line about that in the vows….’Til death or wearing socks with sandals do us part.

    And that early to bed early to rise thing is just really annoying, but so true. I never thought I see Eric up before 7:00 AM unless he had some place to be. Now it happens all the time….and I’m usually already up, even on a Saturday. So depressing.

  2. Glenna Garcia says:

    My dad said old is when your oldest child is old enough to get social security. (which by the way isn’t me). lol

  3. Jenny Close says:

    Old is when he tenderly hands you the blood pressure cuff and says, “Here, Honey. You take yours first.” We are so there!

  4. Carolyn Vela says:

    LOL@Jenny..that was hilarious! I’ve never felt I was getting old…I’ll be young in my heart forever. BUT it’s pretty sad when the music you grew up listening to(Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, etc..) is referred to as “Classic Rock”! I remember when I was younger, and Classic Rock was Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, etc..! With that said, you’re only as old as you feel, and I feel pretty darn YOUNG! :) As for you, Trey, you have your beautiful wife to make you feel 21 forever! GOD BLESS!

  5. Tim Archer says:

    My wife says that buying a bird identification book is a sure sign of growing old. I always tease her about getting her one for Mother’s Day, birthdays, etc.

    Grace and peace,
    Tim Archer

  6. Su says:

    I’m a bit worried about how many of those apply to me… and I’m still on the safe side of 35.

  7. Karin Johnson says:

    “Feel a desire to give money to PBS” Haha! That cracks me up. I love reading your blogs! Thanks for making me laugh out loud today.

  8. Savannah says:

    When I was 10 my favorite tv channel was the Weather Channel.

  9. Duane Scott says:


    Nice taste in music! Love those guys. You can add Joshua Radin to that list.

    And wait a minute! I’m wearing socks with my crocs today. Does that make me REALLY old or what? Don’t judge me. My toes got cold and my crocs are the easiest to slip into.

    Your son and I must be about the same age. I too will be turning 21 in a few months.

    Yep. I’m old.

    But not as old as you. 😀

  10. Maggie Beth says:

    I SO own the LARGE PRINT version of the Bible —

    I bought it several months ago. The BEST part?!? Lifeway had all these Bible’s on sale for $9.99 ~ I was TOTALLY! in!!!

    Then I discovered the SAME Bible styles in LARGE PRINT were NOT on sale ($39.99) ~ I told the guy, selling me the Bible, that I was being discriminated against because of my handicap! (He was SCARED very SCARD! I had to tell him twice I was joking!)…..

    Other than the eyes wanning ~ I know I am old because I consider more than 2 teen-agers together a “mob” and I will avoid at all costs! (SMILE)!

  11. Terry says:

    I’m not sure that you have to be old to be comfortable talking about your bowel movements. My son is only 7.

  12. Greg England says:

    As you grow older, you’re never quite sure if you are through urinating … so I’ve been told!

  13. jel says:

    U R still just a pup!

    now if you still wearing your pants up to your armpits, and start scooten and not walking you are getting there 😉

  14. Stachia Washington says:

    Just to set the record staight. I do not have or never have had the desire to drive a Buick, it was just the vehicle available to drive at the time. My Dad picked it out not me……htat should it explain why I didn’t get carded when the car was bought. I don’t know why anyone would want to drive it becasue it is very uncomfortable.

  15. vanilla says:

    {{{grins from ear to ear}}}

    You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

    —voice of experience.

  16. ~Brenda says:

    You know, you could be a little more encouraging with your posts. Now I feel old! :-))

  17. haley says:

    i love Jack Johnson, and I know I’m not old, so maybe that helps you out a little 😉

  18. Jeanne M. says:

    I feel so sorry for all you guys and gals. I will be 80 in August and I still don’t feel old, just a little worn around the edges. 😉 Grateful for good health, though, when I know so many younger people have problems I have never had to face.

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  • good list. Don't forget Nickelback, OJ, ISIS and beer-throwing Blue Jay fans.
  • He was pretty tough to listen to as well.
  • As crazy as it might sound, Chris Collinsworth just might be worse to listen to than the song Christmas Shoes.
  • Please remember that some Christmas music is incredibly offensive to people with grandmothers who actually were run over by reindeer.
  • Unfortunately, not a great night for "bobcats." :)

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