Swapping nights at bars
For Tesco clubcards
Goodbye disco bopping
My weekend’s dedicated to shopping
Trawling the aisles and feeling that thrill
“3 for 10” she says at the till.
Wait as those points get added to your bill.
But when did I get old?
The joy that comes from a tidy house
And a happily fed spouse
Hair up in a bun
Swapping mornings in the sun
Just to get the washing done
“Great day for drying”
When did I become no fun?
Preparing lunches for the week
Getting a decent night’s sleep
Knowing grown up things like;
“Eggs are cheaper by the dozen”
Or the satisfaction of a spanking clean oven
At the end of the day when all is done
And there’s no clothes left to fold
And no one else to scold
Peer out the curtains at the noisy kids on the road
“Tut Tut…. so bold”
When did I get so old?