I have 2 kids. One that is five and the other is one. My 5-year-old son has no idea how strong he is. I have bruises in places I prefer not to mention. I have been doubled over in pain, had my ribs/feet/hands crushed and been head butted. You name it, I've suffered it. My daughter, on the other hand, is small and gentle.

But last night, I pulled a muscle in a place I didn't know that I could pull a muscle.

She dropped her teddy bear and I leaned over the side of my chair to pick it up and I came back up with this excruciating pain. I have since been looking for a bruise. (nothing, yet).

So "smart me" decided to do what everyone else would do: post it on Facebook, which turned out to be a bad idea since I have less-than-sympathetic friends.

The following came to me from one of my (so-called) friends.

15 Ways to Know That You are Getting Old


  1. Feeling stiff.
  2. Groaning when you bend down.
  3. Saying, "It wasn't like that when I was young."
  4. Saying, "Back in my day."
  5. Losing your hair.
  6. Not recognizing any songs in the Top 10.
  7. Hairy ears, bushy eyebrows, and extra nose and facial hair.
  8. Hating noisy bars and restaurants.
  9. Talking a lot about your joints, or your day-to-day aches and pains.
  10. Forgetting people's names.
  11. Choosing clothes and shoes for comfort over style.
  12. Thinking cops, teachers, and doctors look young.
  13. Falling asleep in front of the TV.
  14. Needing an afternoon nap.
  15. Finding you have no idea what young people are talking about.