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10 Reasons I Can’t Wait To Be A Senior Citizen

I can't wait to be a senior citizenKaty can be found sharing her exploits and imperfections on Experienced Bad Mom. This post was originally featured there. 

Before going to a rock concert recently, I realized I would be staying up waaaaay past my usual bedtime of 10:30. To prepare, I tried to eat healthily the day of the concert, drink lots of water, nap, and… oh, who am I kidding?

I drank a giant soft drink, wished for the best, went to the concert, and spent the next day in a tired haze.

Which got me thinking.

Now that I’m in my 40s, I realize that there are many things I already do or enjoy that will make me the *perfect* senior citizen. Indeed. So here you have my anticipation of my later years.

10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to be a Senior Citizen:

1. Embroidered sweatshirts. I would totally wear a cozy sweatshirt with birds embroidered on it if I could. A scene of birds in the snow, no less.

2. Bird watching. Speaking of birds, I really enjoy watching and listening to them in my backyard. I’m only a bird feeder or four away from becoming the crazy Bird Lady.

3. Early dinner time. I could eat dinner at 4:30 pm every day. Actually, I could eat dinner any time.

4. Light blue cars. In my opinion, light blue cars are so pretty. But have you ever noticed that a good 75% of people who drive light blue car are senior citizens?

5. People watching. I enjoy a good sit-down on my stoop to watch the happenings in my neighborhood. The older I get, the more I’m considering putting lawn chairs in the garage next to a cooler for a more comfortable and luxurious people-watching set-up.

6. Talking about the good old days. I love to talk about the good old days. You know, the 70s and 80s.

7. An aversion to technology. I’m already way behind on technology. Look, if I didn’t blog, I probably wouldn’t even be on the Twitter. And what the heck is Reddit? Or StumbleUpon? And why did all the Millennials abandon Facebook for Instagram anyway?

8. Elastic waist pants. Enough said.

9. No filter. If I don’t like it, then I can say so!

10. Cats. I like cats and I like to read mysteries about cats. When I become a senior citizen, those things will make me the coolest dame on the assisted living block.

There you have it, the 10 Reasons I Can’t Wait to be a Senior Citizen. I’d like to give a shout out to my grandma and her friends for being some of the coolest elderly people I know. And no, Mom and Dad, I don’t consider you senior citizens even if you are old enough to get the senior discount everywhere you go.

Ooo! The discount. That’s the eleventh reason I can’t wait to be a senior citizen.

What about you? Anything about growing older (way older) that you are looking forward to?


Saturday 2nd of July 2016

I can't wait to turn 65 and get Medicare! I figure it will save me about $1,000.00 per month on health insurance premiums.

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

Sunday 10th of July 2016

Excellent reason, Haralee! Alas, I think everything will be bust when I'm ready to use it, even though I've paid into it my whole career.

Carol Graham

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Oh my goodness. I was surprised by your post. I am 70 and getting younger every day. I launched my new career at 67 and live on the road as a motivational speaker about 2 weeks a month, run 3 on-line business, two brick and mortar businesses, and much more,

I have never felt old or wanted to do "old people stuff." Most people half my age can't keep up with me and I have no desire to slow down anytime soon. Nothing on your list appealed to me.

Isn't it funny how we are all so different? Thanks for making me feel even younger than I already feel.

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

Sunday 10th of July 2016

I'm glad you feel younger after reading my post! You know I am just being silly. Thank you for your inspiring comment. I hope I'm still kicking butt and taking names, thriving and enjoying what I'm doing, for a long, long time.

Melissa Janisin

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

I am so with you on this - I am envisioning lots of sparkly things such as reading glasses - and blanket-style clothing - and perhaps a golf cart for some reason :-)

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Those are excellent things to look forward to! The blanket-style clothing is very appealing right now. ;)

Gilly Maddison

Monday 27th of June 2016

Being able to start sentences with 'In my day we...' I'm already there but as the UK government moved the senior citizen goal post, I don't get a pension. So technically, I am not a senior citizen for another 6 years. What a rip off! In my day, women looked forward to retiring at 60.

Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

Sunday 10th of July 2016

That is a rip off! In my day...classic. One day I'll be saying, "In my day I paid into social security and medicaid and then in my day when I wanted to retire, they were gone." Then I'll say "As we used to say in the day, LOL".

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