This post was selected for BlogAdda’s Spicy Saturday Picks – Feb. 13, ‘10

  • Teenagers you meet are confused whether to call you Didi or Aunty
  • Every person you meet wonders why you are not married yet
  • Every family member has only one question when you meet them after marriage,“When are we getting the good news”
  • You look at all your friends who are parents and wonder if you’ve passed your age of becoming a parent
  • You cannot fathom how school kids these days join “I hate XYZ teacher groups on Facebook”, and dare to abuse the teachers publicly! Whatever happened to “Guru Sakshat Parambrahma”(Teacher is also a form of Lord himself) that you were taught when in school
  • You are the one person most sought after by your nieces and nephews for advice rather than their parents
  • Your nieces become your fashion consultants
  • You begin to detest your mirror cause it keeps showing the grey strands in your hair which multiply by the million every day
  • You are one of the people responsible for duties on family occasions and no longer the one helping out
  • You begin to prefer quiet nights at home vis-à-vis dinners/parties outside
  • You begin to re-assess your life and what can be done next
  • You wonder how most members in the Indian cricket team are younger to you
  • You begin worrying with the news of retirement of your favourite sports players – the ones who you grew up watching
  • You realize you have weight issues and wonder where did everyone disappear who told you that you were skinny and thin
  • You wish you had today’s wisdom to make the career choices yesterday
  • You struggle juggling the mobile, blackberry, laptop, netbook, PS3 and the known techie gadgets while your 7-year old nephew whizzes past them in a jiffy as if he has been handling them for years
  • You avoid adding your aunts or friends’ parents on your FB list not realizing the kids are doing the same to you since you are a friend/relative of their parents
  • You find it odd that kids these days spend their play hours watching TV or playing video games while all you did when you were a kid was avoid entering the house until absolutely necessary
  • You are surprised that the expletives you learnt when you were 18 are mouthed off by kids one-third your age
  • You realize you still have a lot of things to achieve that you had planned to by the time you would be 30
  • You start listing realization lists such as these and expect people to acknowledge the same
  • You finally accept you are getting old and decide that instead of brooding you are going to welcome this inevitable change in your life with a blast!