Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cue the Vultures.

Hey, feeling old? You find that it’s getting harder to think of ways to put a positive spin on just how tall your kids are getting and all that implies about your mortality? No? Just me? Yeah right. Anyway, it was just a few weeks ago that I realized that my oldest boy is as tall as me now, and I’ve gotta say it was a little more disconcerting than I thought it would be. Not life altering by any means, but still, humbling on the same sort of level as the first time you’re unpleasantly surprised by a birthday. Or the first day you catch yourself consciously thinking: “Easy now, don’t slip getting out of the tub.”

I guess it’s nothing more than a low-level, first skirmish with mortality though; so I suppose the positive spin here is that I still have time to save up for that mid-life-crisis-Corvette I’ll be wanting. Phew.

( "consciously thinking"?= Yeah, whatever.)


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Super Mega Dad said...

That's too funny! Mine are still only up to my waist, but the longer their legs get, the older I feel. My sweet little angel was able to hopsctoch on her own today without holding my hand and I just felt SO old. Time flys, man, time flys.