Laugh with Lyndy: Perks of Getting Older

By Lyndy Phillips

Greetings and thanks for stopping by to read my weird take on life. I grew up in the Texas
Panhandle (Darrouzett, Texas) where I graduated 5th in my senior class…out of 8! I attended college in two terms…Reagan and Bush. I’ve been married to my sweetheart for 31 years and we have two grown children, Lezlie and Taylor. And because I still have the need to parent something…we have two wonderful new four-legged kids, Pepper and Zuzu!


I’m 51 (turning 52 in May) and I find getting older has many challenges, as well as perks. When asked about the challenges, I tell people each challenge is like a TV show, movie, etc. For instance, my eyes would be like the movie, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” My bones and muscles would be the game show, “Let’s Make a Deal.” My mind, “Where’s Waldo?” And my sleeping can be summed up as…well, “A River Runs Through.” (I’ve never had to pee at night so much in my life!)


There’s also a number of perks to getting older. In no particular order, they are as follows.
· Kidnappers aren’t very interested.
· In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
· No one expects you to run – anywhere.
· People call at 8:00 p.m. and ask, “Did I wake you?”
· People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
· There is nothing left to learn “the hard way.”
· Things you buy now probably won’t wear out.
· You can eat supper at 5:00 p.m. without judgement.
· Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.


Getting older is all about perspective, don’t you agree?


Until next laugh,


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