Thursday, September 23, 2010


At lunch today I caught Brian looking at me with a furrowed brow.  (Believe me, no one in the world has more expressive eyebrows than Brian - it's a gift.)  "What is it?" I said.

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"Did you used to be taller?" he asked me.

"No!  How could I have gotten shorter?"

"Don't old people shrink?"

Whaddaya know? 45 is the new 75.  Now pardon me while I set and knit a spell in my rocking chair...that is, if the ol' rheumatism lets me.


  1. I have actually gotten taller--I'm pretty sure it's a posture thing.

  2. I think it's safe to blame it on the stinkbugs.

    At least you like knitting....

    (Aren't expressive eyebrows wonderful? My son MM has them, too.)

  3. Oh lordy, 28 must be the new 75, too, then. I've already lost almost an inch since I was in eighth grade. May I join you in the knitting?

  4. My nine year old asked me yesterday if it was hard to be old.


  5. Those darn boys keep growing on us. My baby boy recently sprouted up to five eleven and a quarter, (topping his big brother by that quarter inch) and I just can't get over it.

  6. I realize this is a long shot...but is it remotely possible that Brian used to be shorter?

  7. Right there with you. My girlie asks me all the time if I'm old enough she needs to worry about me dying.

  8. My middle child and I were reading about some men dying at 72. "Wow," says my sweet Q, "That's really young." I just looked at him and said, "You know, I'm only 35 and you tell me that I'm old."

    "Well, 35 is old but 72! That's young."

    So apparently humans really do age backwards. By 80 I should be comparable to a newborn babe!

  9. Please don't tell myself that. I had finally convinced myself that 40 was the new 30. Guess I've only got a few years to enjoy it!

  10. I keep telling my children that I'm 30, however, some of them are confused about me being 30 for the last 3 years. (I won't even tell you how many years I was 29)
    I've decided that the ones who love me believe that I'm 30.
    Did Brian recently go through a growth spurt?
    My oldest has very expressive eyebrows too. He can actually move them individually.

    Sow how tall are you anyway?

  11. Maybe you should have said "yes" and then explained how it was his fault... ;)

  12. I went to the doctor yesterday and was measured and told that I was 5'7"! A half inch taller than I've always thought! So that shrinking thing is baloney.