The aging process – When you only see someone once a year, you can see the difference. Aging looks much better on the young. Our two grade-school boys grew a foot taller and were sporting the latest in hair styles – shaved sides with a fluff on the top. Much better than the extra wrinkles all the post 60 folks were sporting.
Food changes – Who said less is more? More is…well…more…except at our reunions. I remember one where there wasn’t room for all the dishes on the counter and you really couldn’t try everything without needing a stomach pump. We are much more laid back these days (or is it more lazy?). We had more food than we needed but it didn’t look like the Sixth Fleet was coming for supper.
The games change – I haven’t seen beer pong in years. That was big when the kids were in their twenties. They are now 40+. No one is interested in badminton. No karaoke or crazy line dancing. Bean bags was the most active sport there. The rest include refilling your plate, getting another drink and waving to new arrivals.
Are there more adults? – There are some who would say that there aren’t any adults in our family. Not too far from the truth even though almost everyone is over 40, many over 60 and two over 90. Maybe adulthood is more a state of mind than an age. Hope I never quite get there.