Getting Old is Comical

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. ­čÖé

Questionable Skills does a great job capturing this.

Questionable Skills - Concert for Parents

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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HWHXMBDs5U[/youtube]

The Dukes

Let me start by professing the Dude’s love for the Dukes of Hazard.

I was a HUGE Dukes fan as a young lad.

I can still recall the classic Sears picture hanging on the wall by the stairs in my childhood home of me in my “Sunday best.” Obviously my sky blue iron-on Dukes of Hazard t-shirt! Bo and Luke sitting on the hood of the General Lee. Classic 1980’s.

Not to mention my amazing General Lee replica with the roof that lifted so I could stuff Bo and Luke in their proper seats…it was just the right size for G.I. Joe’s by the way.

I bring this up because A. the Dude loves the Dukes, and B. Little Dude loves to put anything and everything in his mouth.

What do these have in common you wonder? The fantastic “Questionable Skills” blog I mentioned last week. Ted McCagg has done it again; he’s tickled my funny bone.

The Dukes of Choking Hazards

Dukes of Choking Hazards

Dukes of Choking Hazards