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I blinked! then suddenly my DD was 40!!

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bikergran Fri 23-Sep-22 11:54:36

My younger dd will be 40 on Wednesday shock (we are off to the Spa) not the shop! lol

But I just thought "heck" 40!

So............. what happened when you "Blinked"

MrsKen33 Fri 23-Sep-22 11:57:47

I was old !

Witzend Fri 23-Sep-22 12:03:39

I know what you mean - mine are 42 and 45, and when I blinked again, my elder little Gdd was suddenly 7.
Not to mention myself - how can I possibly be 73? How on earth did that happen?

ExDancer Fri 23-Sep-22 12:05:20

Gawd! Mine are in their 60s, I must have blinked twice!

CraftyGranny Fri 23-Sep-22 12:25:42

When my first son was 50, I told him he was adopted, as I couldn't possibly have a child that OLD!!

Hellogirl1 Fri 23-Sep-22 12:29:13

I blinked last year and found my youngest was 50! Even worse, the eldest was 58.

Lexisgranny Fri 23-Sep-22 12:32:47

My lightbulb moment was when all my grandchildren were driving their own cars - it made me wonder whether I should be driving mine and I’m considering having a ‘refresher’ course.

muse Fri 23-Sep-22 12:35:42


Gawd! Mine are in their 60s, I must have blinked twice!

? ?

Yammy Fri 23-Sep-22 12:35:51

I blinked and aquired another nephew.

Fleurpepper Fri 23-Sep-22 13:19:09

50 next year for my oldest. I remember my own mother being truly shocked when I reached 50! Unbelievable.

Rosina Fri 23-Sep-22 13:26:46

I struggle to realise that my DC are in their forties - my own fortieth birthday seems about five years ago. However, I have almost had that number of years again!

Auntieflo Fri 23-Sep-22 13:37:30

I blinked and we had been married for 60 years last September.

I was 80 this year, NO! surely not, but yes, I am now old(er)

mayisay Fri 23-Sep-22 13:38:17

What about when your daughters start going through the menopause. That felt really wierd!

sodapop Fri 23-Sep-22 13:40:00

I blinked and my grandchildren were in their twenties and thirties.shock

Callistemon21 Fri 23-Sep-22 14:16:18


Gawd! Mine are in their 60s, I must have blinked twice!

Or three times ???

Callistemon21 Fri 23-Sep-22 14:18:00

I remember thinking I was far too young to be a great-aunt because I had a young baby myself.

Now I'm a great-great aunt several times over.

Daddima Fri 23-Sep-22 14:19:56


What about when your daughters start going through the menopause. That felt really wierd!

I was looking at my wedding photographs and realised that when I got married, my father was five years younger than my son is now.
All in the blink of an eye.

Norah Fri 23-Sep-22 14:24:06

I blinked, been married 61 years, have a 60 yr old daughter and 3 younger, over 40 yr old GD and 7 younger, 4 GGC with another soon.

Maybe I blinked often.

Aveline Fri 23-Sep-22 14:27:46

I'm propping my eyes open but I don't think it's working. Somehow my baby girl is 40. Must stop blinking!!

Dottydots Fri 23-Sep-22 14:33:51

I blinked and a sad old 80 year old looked at me from the mirror.

Calendargirl Fri 23-Sep-22 15:38:21

Glad I’m not the only one who feels like this.

Today is our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

To me, my DH is still that handsome young 21 year old, if I ignore the grey hair, hearing aids, blood pressure medication…..

I, of course, have not changed one bit!


silverlining48 Fri 23-Sep-22 15:41:45

Congratulations Calendargirl. [cake]

silverlining48 Fri 23-Sep-22 15:42:09


mayisay Fri 23-Sep-22 15:44:20

Congratulations Calendargirl!

TwiceAsNice Fri 23-Sep-22 15:55:15

My oldest daughter is currently starting menopause symptoms my youngest will be 40 next year.

Granddaughters are teenagers, where did the tiny girls go!

If I’d actually married a nice man I’d have my golden wedding in Oct. Unfortunately I didn’t so am divorced.