me: I'm coming up the ladder behind you.ouch.
child: No, this is just for kids.
me: But I'm a kid (at heart).
child: No, you're a grown up.
Then today I went to get my eyes checked because it seems to be getting harder to read - particularly a few weeks ago trying to read to the same (no longer so small) child.
Dr: Your eyes are fine. Your prescription has not changed. Try taking your glasses off to read... and maybe find a brighter light.There were also phrases such as "2-5 years before bifocals" and "normal for your age"
Translation: you are just starting to get old.
Mom just laughed.