Getting Old, Sam-I-Am?
Here we have a cute little ditty by every family's favourite storyteller, Dr Seuss.
Although probably not totally appropriate for kids, I think it perfectly sums up how most of us feel about the annoying but inevitable process of ageing. The terror that our body parts, one by one, will slowly grind to a halt, the wrinkles will take over and hip-hip-horray... we have officially become ELDERLY.
Short and sweet but told in that uniquely wacka-doodle Dr Seuss style that we know and love... it also offers a nice slap in the face as we realise that one day, we will be old too.
I especially love the defiant twist at the end meant to bring it all into context and make us snort out loud!
I wish I could not get old in a House,
I wish I would not get old with a Mouse
I'm not getting old in a tatty grey Coat,
And Im not getting old riding shot-gun on a Goat
I do not like getting old Here or There,
I will not be getting old ANY-BLOODY-WHERE!