Katy 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?