So, this week should only be about celebrating that Harper is one year old,
but I discovered my first gray hair this week and while initial thought was it’s because I’m old, I would rather blame surviving a year with a puppy at this age.
I tried the Harper excuse for old age on my niece, but she was still to busy laughing over the fact that I had just told her I was excited about the new Ben & Jerry’s Netflix & Chill’d ice cream and that I was too old to have any idea that chill has a new meaning. I asked her who had the half baked idea
to change the meaning of chill (relax) and she told me that before I go desperately asking every store clerk for Netflix & Chill I should google the phrase. I reminded her that maybe I’m too old to know how to use the google. I was ready to respond with some unpleasant comment about millennials, but before I could speak she told me not to throw any shade her way (maybe a splash of very cold water will help clear all this confusion).
I actually did not have to look up “throw shade,” but OMG (I hope that means what I think it means) what other nuances have I missed in my recent decline into old age because of Harper (is it possible that one of Harper’s gray hairs actually floated in the wind and landed in my hair???).
Due to my FOMO (I could really have fun with that one) I may need to put my researcher skills to work and spend a day researching all the other millennial changes that have occurred while falling into old age. This actually might explain why Harper and I are having communication problems during our dogversations
because she’s a new generation of dog and has a different interpretation of what I’m saying throughout the day and constantly refuses to understand the meaning of please look at the camera.
I thought I was doing fine adjusting to middle age, which had a much better vibe before the gray hair, but since I’m too slow to catch Harper as she races through the house with my niece laughing in the background, maybe it’s time to face I’m old and in need of a drink and ice cream (might explain the additional photo this week).
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