1) you go into the store for Chapstick lip balm and the shopkeeper loads you up with free samples of ‘eye lifting serum’ and ‘anti-wrinkle cream’.
2) your dad starts sending you jokes that are ‘R rated’
3) your mom tells you how proud she is of you!
4) your dad starts sending you ‘you know you’re getting old when lists’
5) both your parents are in a sunny location during Christmas and if you’re lucky you may get a Skype call from them wishing you a “Happy Holiday”.
6) you finally realize that DIET is a four letter word.
7) elastic waistbands are your friends.
8) you whine about the unfairness of it all when you find out the soccer team you are playing against are old enough to be your children…in college!
9) above mentioned soccer team then slaughters you 6-1.
10) you get upset when someone tries to encroach on your Friday night plans to stay home with the cat.
11) hiking is a sport not an activity.
12) you’re thinking about what an adventure it would be to own a sewing machine even if you have no clue how to sew!
13) most of the photos on your iPad are of your cat or something you baked.
14) you start writing lists like this and you don’t get writer’s block 🙂