Monday, 9 February 2009

What makes you feel old?

Normally, I don't worry about age. I just get on with life and try to enjoy whatever age I am, BUT.............................. do you know what is making me feel old at the moment?

Turning 40 this year?

Nope

Policemen getting younger?

Nope

Teaching children who were born in 1997?

Nope


It's this:

Whenever I have to fill in my date of birth on a website I now have to scroll down to find 1969!!!

20 comments:

family affairs said...

I know the feeling - me too - it's really depressing that scrolling Lx

gigi said...

TRY 1957, NOW THAT'S OLD!

Maggie May said...

Oh...... come on you are still a juvenile compared to me!
Each age has its good & bad points! I personally thought my forties were the best! Luckily I didn't have a computer then to scroll down.

auntiegwen said...

Just wait till you have to tick the box age 41-50 !

Catharine Withenay said...

Being thought of as my daughter's grandmother was what upset me...

GoneBackSouth said...

Yep, I'm 2 years further down. I'm coming to terms with 40-something though, I'm even on the verge of starting to like it (I think).

The Dotterel said...

Oh, come now. 1969 is as yesterday compared to 1965 - which also, incidentally, feels like yesterday.

Mothership said...

Relinquishing youth is always difficult, but the compensation is wisdom, hopefully. For the rest, there is botox ;))
I went through a similar thing a couple of weeks ago and wrote a post on it - you're not alone!

cheshire wife said...

I am sure that you will enjoy being 40. Isn't that when life is supposed to begin?

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Yes, scrolling down to 1963; hearing songs that sound like they come from yesterday, until I calculate that it was 33 years ago; and the fact that Grizz just turned 17 - Yikes!!!

halfmarathongirl said...

I'm hoping that having an older husband will help me fight the feelings of aging for a while to come. That, and having told the children that Daddy was a boy in the olden days which has made them believe that Mummy was a girl in the 'medium-sized days'!

Thanks also for the advice re: when to admit to blogging. Will have to pick my moment...!

Nixdminx said...

I went out in Notting Hill and went to all my old haunts only to find it was me doing the haunting! I've never felt the need for Botox until then - oh unless you fill out forms online and have to fill in an age grouping, only to find you have moved into an older group - hey ho!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

l'm with gigi,how d'ya feel about 1958!!ykes..

youll be fine..it happens, life sucks..we aint dead!!

sallymandy said...

What makes me feel old is looking behind me timewise and trying to "hang on" to what I don't have anymore. Now that I'm 45 I'm starting to look ahead at the cool role models there are for older women. They all say it's a very liberating time. I can't wait! I didn't get on here to advertise this but I have a new blog about ideas like this, how to navigate the transition between 40 and 50.

Thanks! I really like your blog.

sallymandy from faraway Montana (and also mom of single daughter)

rosiero said...

It gets worse, believe me.

Moannie said...

Try 1934 darling girl.

Suburbia said...

You think that's bad? Try 1964!!

Mean Mom said...

40 is still young. 50-55 isn't too bad, but I'm 56 this year and that's heading too close towards 60for my liking. I'm not too keen. Aches and pains make me feel old and not being able to read without my glasses!

Dusty Spider said...

Me too - takes forever to get to 1946!! xxx Never mind eh! xxx

Pam said...

That's funny - 1954 is waaaay down there! In only one more year I will qualify for a "senior discount" at some stores near me. Remember when 40 and 50 seemed so old? Now it's quite young. Yes, 50 is the new 30!!!