-I find out that I've been calling one of Will's friends moms "Elaine." She is also the room mom for their class. I got a notice home from school about the end-of-year class gift and wondered "Who the hell is Eileen??"
-Last week on the bus stop the kids and another mom were oohing and ahhing over an animal swimming in the reservoir across the street. I looked around, scanning for the dog swimming. I couldn't find it. Oh my goodness.....is the dog ok? Dogs are good swimmers, right? I HOPE I DIDN'T JUST WITNESS A DOGGIE DROWNING. Yeah......it was a duck, not a dog. You can imagine the bewildered looks I got when I voiced my concern. Guess who ran out of the house without her hearing aids?
How I know that I'm old:
-When relaying the first example to Brian, I finished with "Elaine and Eileen are pretty similar, you know. Even hearing folks make that mistake." Hearing folks. Sheesh. Come to think of it, I've also started referring to going shopping as "heading to the Walmart." It's a downward slide from here, my friends!