Monday, May 19, 2014

Signs I'm Not in My 20s Anymore

I have read that red heads don't go gray.  Instead, red heads maintain their color for much longer than blondes and brunettes before it  fades to a sandy shade and eventually turns white. So far it's proving true.  I'm almost 34 and no gray (or white!) hairs as of yet.

That being said, there are other signs I'm not in my 20s anymore.

  • I watch Jeopardy almost every night. With commercials for arthritis medication and dentures dominating the breaks, I'm guessing the audience generally skews older than 25.

  •  Brian and I used to be night owls, frequently staying up past midnight, but now we're in bed and asleep by 10:30.  I can blame it on the fact that several weeks ago we started getting up almost an hour earlier in the morning, but it still makes me feel old to want to go to bed so early.

  • My oldest child will start 7th grade in August.  How did that happen already?!

  • Given the choice, I choose staying home over going out on the weekend. Unless it means I don't have to cook. Then we can go out as long as we're back home before dark.

What about you?  Are you showing your age?


  1. How great that you'll never go gray :) With my genes, I have no luck there. Thankfully, I haven't had any yet (except for a random completely white hair my first year teaching (2005 - I blame my students). I also like to be in bed by 10 or 10:30 most nights.

    1. If not for my red hair, I'd probably have a lot of gray. My mom had a lot of gray by the time she was my age. My dad starting going gray early, too, and my brother has a fair amount and he is only 31.

  2. If those are the signs of no longer 20-something, I wonder what the signs are for no longer being 30-something. All of the above, plus... :D

  3. How about the signs for no longer being 40-something? Eek!!

    Actually, I can relate to each of your signs...except for the being-in-bed-by-10:30 one. I suppose I am an adolescent where bedtime is concerned. :)


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