Yesterday my daughter asked (again) why I didn’t do something useful with my time. Talking about my “doing something useful” seemed to be her favourite topic of conversation at the moment. She was “only thinking of me” and suggested I go down to the senior centre and socialize with the other seniors and play games, do crafts, play cards or bowl, and have lunch.
I did this a few times and when I got home last night, I decided to teach her a lesson about staying out of my business.
I told her that I had a great time and met one of the volunteers there who signed me up for a parachute club.
She said, “Are you nuts? You’re over 85 years old and you’re going to start jumping out of air-planes ?”
I proudly showed her that I even got a membership card.
She said to me, “Good grief, where are your glasses! This is a membership to a Prostitute Club, not a Parachute Club.”
“Well then I’m in trouble twice… I signed up for five jumps a week,” I told her.
Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it really can be fun…..
Nancy, this is like something I would do! It made me giggle!
Brilliant…just loved it…I dedicate this to all daughters!
Padmini, I once played a trick like that on Elly, it certainly made her think, nowadays she is never sure whether I am teasing or telling the truth!
PS: Sorry I missed your call this morning. I was outside at the time.
That’s too funny. I’m always suggesting to my Mom that she find something to do with her time. Maybe I should ease up a bit.
We mothers may have added years, but are capable of making our own fun! 😉
In all fairness, I think that you should have given special mention to someone we know who is already a member of quite a few such clubs.
Which ‘someone we know’ would that be?
Ah, if amnesia is the excuse, let me not spoil the fun.
Oh GM, you made my day … again. Thank you.
blessings ~ maxi
Maxi, don’t you go getting ideas, Dear! 😉 😆
I read this to David and we are still laughing. Sometimes I feel guilty about doing nothing. this helps. Dianne
PS you sure don’t look 85.
My turn to roar with laughter, I have a few years before I hit 85!!
This belongs in the”gotcha” Hall of Fame! Hilarious, Marie. You made my morning.
Glad to be of service, Sir!
Oh my gosh, you made me laugh. I thought it was actually you and wondered why you did not look 85. Lol.
No not me this time, though I have been known to play games on Elly in the past.
Sounds like you liked it. Nancy L is always good for a story or three!
Too funny! 😀 Our “youngsters” should only worry when/if we lose our sense of humor! Yours is good to go until you’re at least 85. I hope I’m around then.
A bit behind with blog reading but this is so funny – thanks, I needed a bit of laugh…
A laugh a day helps us work, rest and play!!