“These are the good old days,” my husband used to tell our two boys. They’d roll their eyes. Parents can be so lame.
A few months ago, my mother-in-law told my husband and me we were still young compared to her. Her energy and activities are greatly diminished; someday we’ll be her age so we should enjoy every moment of our comparative youth.
Over supper that night, I thought of the oldies hit sung by Carly Simon, and said to my husband, “These are the good old days.” And he nodded.
Did your parents ever pass on words of wisdom that seemed like nonsense at the time? Did your parents seem to grow wiser as you aged, as mine did? Or sometimes I found that what they’d taught me as a child was incorrect, and I needed to regroup and rethink.
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