The fun of being a senior

Yesterday my daughter emailed me again, asking me why I don’t do something more useful with my time.

“So, sitting around the pool and drinking wine is not a good thing?” I replied.

Lately though, her talking about my “doing something useful” has been her favourite topic of conversation.

She’s “only thinking of me”, she says, then makes the suggestion that I go down to the Senior Centre and hang out with the girls.

I must admit, I’m getting a bit fed up with her telling me that I’m wasting my time – my retirement time, so I’ve decided to play a prank on her. Today, I emailed her and told her that I’ve joined a parachute club. 

To which she replied, “Are you nuts? You are a 78-year-old and now you’re going to start jumping out of planes?”

I told her that I’ve even got a membership card and I emailed a copy to her.

She immediately telephoned me and yelled, “Good grief, Mum, that’s a membership to a prostitute club, not a parachute club.”

“Oh boy, now I’m in trouble,” I said. “What do I do now? I’ve signed up for five jumps a week!”

The line went quiet and her friend picked up the phone and said that my daughter had fainted.

Life as a senior citizen is not getting any easier, but sometimes it can be ever so much fun.

YourLifeChoices Writers
YourLifeChoices Writers
YourLifeChoices' team of writers specialise in content that helps Australian over-50s make better decisions about wealth, health, travel and life. It's all in the name. For 22 years, we've been helping older Australians live their best lives.
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