I Felt Old Age Creeping Up On Me

I look forward to Christmas. hm… am I getting old?

I used to look forward to Christmas as a kid. Then there was a huge period of time where Christmas was just a commercial hype, stretched from a Christmas Pageant in November and jolly tunes in Americanized department stores for so long leading up to Christmas, it made the experience just a little, teeny bit, painful 😉

When I lived in Europe, and in a society that was much less americana, Christmas came as a real treat. It was a season that some people saw as a religious time – and others to be with family or just get lots of presents!

But now, I am really looking forward to Christmas. Not in the way of the previous 14 years; because of the kids, but because I actually look forward to it for myself! I can’t remember last time I looked forward to an occasion for “me”!

So, the conclusion is evident. I am clearly entering a second childhood..

Today, when I was out walking, a pensioner was walking behind me. I felt “old age creeping up on me”. To think it was actually me, and my reborn passion for Christmas – Wow! (pardon the pun)

It’s clearly an early onset of age. It’s time to welcome the grey hairs and enjoy the pleasures of being a kid again. Here are some of the great things I can enjoy as a child, and an old fart, at the same time:

  • With memory loss, I get to hide my own Easter Eggs. No need for anyone else to do that for me!
  • I can dress in any way I like, without caring too much what others think of my fashion sense (came to think of it, I don’t have much fashion sense in the first place…)
  • I can open my presents at Christmas and throw a tantrum if I don’t like them (rather than being polite after opening presents stuffed with sock & jocks).
  • When teenagers call me “random”, I’ll actually know what on earth they mean…
  • I can sing along to Kevin Bloody Wilson and not be concerned about non-pc jokes and putting noses out of joint.
  • I can spend 14 hours a day on computer games, rather than climb trees (far too dangerous to do real life stuff as a kid).
  • I get to wear a hat whilst driving my car in the overtaking lane – doing 60km in a 110 zone – living happily in lala land.

And I can just write totally irrelevant blog posts; just like this one. And if anyone complains in the comment section, I get to call them random 🙂

I’m starting to like this second childhood.

Oh yeah, and Happy Christmas to you and yours!

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2012

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.


  1. Hi Sean, You are just saying all this in your imagination! Wait untill ypu get to my age when it is all real!!!!
    Well, I really enjoy Christmas! To see the expressions on the faces of my Grandchildren when they open their (expensive IT) presents – I know we need our “heads read!”- and having our extended family invading the home and sharing a meal with us , makes us realize all over again how fortunate we are.
    My best wishes to Cherie, Yourself and the boys for a blessed Christmasnand the best New Year yet .

  2. Happy Christmas to you and your family Sean, one day I too will be able to write irrelevant blog posts like this! 🙂

  3. Ah the joys of the “Golden Years”. You’re lucky that old age is “creeping up” on you. As you advance in years you’ll find that it begins to approach like a runaway train. 🙂

    However, being an “old fart” can be enjoyable as you pointed out in your list. I’d add to it if I could remember what I was just talking about….

  4. Happy christmas to you

  5. Sometimes you just have to throw caution to the winds, write whatever you want, and not worry about relevance. A Happy New Year to you and yours.

  6. Cherie Rasmussen says:

    Great article and made me laugh. Especially with the “dress sense” admission as socks and sandals sure is a sign of old age creeping up on you. lol. 🙂

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