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I know I am getting really old when.......

(77 Posts)
annsixty Wed 24-Jul-19 09:44:52

My D is going through the menopause.

BlueSapphire Wed 24-Jul-19 09:49:54

Well I've decided I'm not going to be really old until I get to the age DM was when she passed on (93!).
But I knew I was getting older when I couldn't get up from the playground after getting down to tie a child's shoelace!

Pittcity Wed 24-Jul-19 09:53:14

We have reached the stage where DD, DM and I are all the same age wink

KatyK Wed 24-Jul-19 09:55:51

Our son-in-law reaching 50 this year made me realise I'm old!

EllanVannin Wed 24-Jul-19 09:58:54

When my eldest D will turn 60 in a year and a half ! Her husband is 60 towards the end of the year. They were only "kids" when they married.

A " pensioner " daughter. Unbelievable.

Nannylovesshopping Wed 24-Jul-19 09:59:17

When I realised I wanted to sit in the shade rather than basking in the sun☀️

humptydumpty Wed 24-Jul-19 10:34:46

When I actually appreciated being offered a seat on the Tube.

GabriellaG54 Wed 24-Jul-19 10:36:44

When I look in a mirror.

grizzlybear27 Wed 24-Jul-19 10:42:17

When I realised my grandson is 20!!!!

crazyH Wed 24-Jul-19 10:49:53

When I'm puffed out, running around with the grandkids .

Blinko Wed 24-Jul-19 10:56:43

When I realised that if my GKs ran off, I wouldn't be able to catch them.

shysal Wed 24-Jul-19 11:04:29

When I hear the Pelican crossing beeping from some distance away, I no longer run to cross, but hang back and wait for the next light change.

Oldandverygrey Wed 24-Jul-19 11:08:18

I know I am getting old when my granddaughter asks me what did I used to do in the olden days!

Grannybags Wed 24-Jul-19 11:08:25

When I prefer to go to bed with a good book rather than a night on the town!

Framilode Wed 24-Jul-19 12:02:21

I start to panic if I don't think I will get my afternoon nap.

lovebeigecardigans1955 Wed 24-Jul-19 12:29:07

I look at the fashions - mini-skirts, flared trousers, flicked up eyeliner and think that I wore them once - but never again as I don't want to repeat myself.

ninathenana Wed 24-Jul-19 12:34:14

When I think about going somewhere and the first thing I need to know is 'how close can I park'

Marmight Wed 24-Jul-19 15:32:00

When I spend the day out as recently, in London - an early start & a long day - and then have to 'recover' for the next few days, unable to commit to anything more taxing than a long lie down & a good book

grannyqueenie Wed 24-Jul-19 18:11:13

nina... and the 2nd question is “where’s the toilet?” wink

Septimia Wed 24-Jul-19 18:37:37

I went to my uncle's funeral and his granddaughters were looking at his photo albums., They were asking me who people in the photos were. I suddenly realised that I was the 'senior generation' of that branch of my family and was expected to know everything!

Lizzie4377 Wed 24-Jul-19 18:43:39

I’ve bought gold sandals for a River cruise.

Lizzie4377 Wed 24-Jul-19 18:43:51


dragonfly46 Wed 24-Jul-19 18:48:16

I still don’t feel old!

Deedaa Wed 24-Jul-19 19:40:31

My 90 year old aunt told me I would feel really old when my daughte was 60!

blondenana Wed 24-Jul-19 20:08:53

I don't feel my age either, but my eldest is 58, and oldest grandson is 35 ,it is the only thing that reminds me i am old --ish grin