There is a name for my condition and I just found out what it is thanks to none other than the Reader’s Digest!
I learn a lot from those folks!
Who knew that there was a name for what my kids for so long have struggled in vain to explain to strangers? The reason for their mother’s ongoing weirdness and disturbing behavior.
The main characteristic of this disorder is that it only affects those over 30.
The symptoms include bursting out singing pop songs, from your teenage years, mine takes the form of “Girls just want to have fun”
It can include but is not limited to:
1.Trying desperately to be hip.( Is it still cool to say hip?)
2.Pretending you understand current technology.
3.Playing air guitar, air drums, air trumpets, and air harmonicas.
4.Dancing like no one is watching, while everyone is watching.
5.Dressing like you are 10-15 years younger.
6.Rolling down your window and cranking the car radio up every time a Police song comes on if you are an 80’s teen , Pink Floyd if you were a 70’s teen, The Beatles:”Come together” if you where a 60’s teen and after that I think the disorder is less prevalent.
7.Using slang terms no longer in vogue in a vain attempt to show you still got it.
8.Insisting you are fine after a night of partying with 20 somethings ,and then having to be taken home in an ambulance , because you legs finally gave out.(This one does not apply to me, but I have seen its effect on others-NOT PRETTY)
9.Listen to music you cannot understand or relate to,because it makes you appear younger.( At least that is the theory)
10.Saying you understand the new slang terms when you don’t and then rushing home to Google them.
What is this frightening disorder?
That is right you heard me, POTATO or People over thirty acting like they are twenty one!
So, do you act your age or like the old Bryan Adams song will you: “Never surrender.”?