That title is true, but it’s not the whole truth. Getting old can be hard too, but maybe with the right perspective the hilarity can outweigh the challenges.
I’m not old enough to face the full onslaught of age, but the Dude has entered the “Dude, I’m old” stage.
Age is definitely a state of mind more than anything, but there are some realities that are unavoidable.
1. Concerts take on an entirely new perspective as a parent. I love music, and live music is amazing, but these days the Dude is happy to trade a great Pandora station for a live show. That just seems like a lot of work. 🙂
Questionable Skills does a great job capturing this.
2. The mid-30’s is an interesting stage. Not young, but not old.
Whoa! Did I just define myself as mid-life?!
Below is a comical video about the mid-30’s. The Dude’s peers. I’d like to think that I’m better off, but I can definitely relate. It’s interesting to see where people are in their mid-30’s.
Luckily, I fall into the “Parent Concert” category. And I couldn’t be happier to be here. Being young and dumb is fun. But it’s nothing compared to having fun as a parent. And the comparison to mid 30’s and looking for fun at an improve class isn’t even in the same universe.