My parents once remarked that they knew they were old when all of their kids stayed up later than they did. Of course, it didn't take long for us to achieve that. They're very much the "early to bed and ridiculously early to rise" type.
My kids' bedtime is around 6:30, so although I won't be using that measure for some time, RaggedyDad and I have definitely hit a degree of fogey-dom. I was asleep well before the ball dropped about ten miles from here.
Today, I turned to RaggedyDad and said, "Happy New Year!"
To which he replied, "You have pain in your ear?!"
For a moment, I forgot all about it being January 1, and thought, "One second, maybe my ear does kind of hurt."
I don't think I'll ever hear someone say "Happy New Year" without laughing to myself inside, or being tempted to ask them if they have "pain in their ear."
Is it that we're getting over the hill (even though we're babies!) or is it just another chapter of life with a foreigner?
I can't wait to see what other kooky mix-ups transpire in 2007.