Most mornings YA and I share our schedules with each other. Not specific details down to the hour but general “what I have on my plate for the day” schedules. On Saturday morning, YA told me she was going to the gym and running a couple of errands.
I was finishing up cookies and after about an hour I realized that not only had she not left the house, but that I could hear the hair dryer running upstairs. I was a little surprised as I would never shower and do my hair and makeup (not that I ever wear makeup) before going to work out at the gym. I always save the shower for AFTER the workout. I shook my head at what the younger generation gets up to.
It occurred to me that every generation shakes its head at the younger one but then I thought about my mother. When I was growing up, my mother’s standard lipstick color was flaming red. If she ever wore another color back then, I wasn’t aware. And she did not go out in public without it. I have a very clear memory (probably because it happened so often) of her applying a fresh layer of lipstick in the rearview mirror of the car before getting out to run whatever errand was on her agenda.
So here am I, stuck between the rearview mirror lipstick application and the showering before the gym generations. I’m guessing that YA probably has a long list of my actions that she just doesn’t understand.
Any habits of yours that another generation just doesn’t get?