You know your getting old...

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Registered: 09-19-2006
You know your getting old...
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Fri, 09-21-2012 - 7:33am
Went to back to school night at the middle school last night. Dd's social studies teacher is about 30 years old and he asked us parents a "trick" question about history. Which President rose to the office from the Vice Presidency but was not elected to the Vice Presidency?". Actually I did not even hear the whole question because I rose my hand before he even got half way through the question as did several other parents. The teacher was stunned we all knew the answer. I told him " we are not smart, we are just old". Kind of like that Bill Murray line from groundhog day "maybe god isn't omnipotent, he's just been around so long he knows everyone".
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Fri, 09-21-2012 - 3:20pm

Funny--yeah, it's not really "history" when you've lived through it.  I went to back to school night also & was thinking a couple (ok about 1/2) of my son's teachers looked like kids to me since I was 38 when I gave birth to him, I'm on the "older" parent side.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Fri, 09-21-2012 - 4:48pm
I have really been on both ends of the spectrum for parental age. I married my husband when my step daughter was 11 and I was 27. I shudder to think about how young I looked at those back to school nights. In addition to being young I always looked a lot younger than I was. When we would go out to the movies as a family they would always ask my husband, "2 kids, 1 adult?". He hated that. Now I am on the old side since my daughter was born when I was 35. My poor mom had me at 43 in the day when it was very unusual to have kids that late. I remember that even as a kid I thought she looked so much older than the other mothers. Robin
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Sat, 09-22-2012 - 8:28am
One of the guys I work with said he had never heard of Janis Joplin made me feel old when he said when did she sing the 60's?