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Jillypops Sun 18-Feb-24 14:31:06

OMG at what age are your grown children allowed to utter these words โ€˜ you have to be careful at your ageโ€™

LOUISA1523 Sun 18-Feb-24 14:40:51

My DD does this ...I'm 59

Gwyllt Sun 18-Feb-24 14:45:55

Iโ€™ve never hear either of them say it
They would get the look though both are very helpful and caring

tanith Sun 18-Feb-24 15:16:13

One of my GSs who is in his 30s is fond of telling heโ€™s searching for a suitable care home when I have a forgetful moment. We always laugh together about it.

Georgesgran Sun 18-Feb-24 15:24:44

My DDs tell me theyโ€™ve put my name down for Shady Pines!

Baggs Sun 18-Feb-24 15:34:44

It's true though, whether anyone says it or not.

Fell (after ice skids, for example) or got knocked off my bike multiple times and was fine apart from a bruise or scratch or two. Nowadays I'd break a bone. Never broke anything till I was over 60 in spite of tumbles on rocky hillsides, etc.

Couple of days ago DD2 and I went for a beach walk. We thought we'd climb back up the sea wall on a boat ramp. She did it carefully with trainers on. I tried with hiking boots and immediately slipped even when trying to jam my feet into crevices. Having fractured each wrist and one shoulder in the last seven years, I decided to walk further along the beach till I found some steps.

In an emergency โ€“ tide coming in fast โ€“ I'd have swarmed up the ramp on my belly and gone green from the algae in the process, but it wasn't an emergency. Worth "being careful at my age" (68) though.

MissAdventure Sun 18-Feb-24 15:45:26

I take mo notice.
I mean, what can they possibly know at their ages?

ronib Sun 18-Feb-24 15:45:31

I was taken aback when a doctor told me that she would not dream of running about after her grandson at the age of 75. She looked about 45 so it set me aback. Surely exercise is good at any age and it beats going to the gym?

MissAdventure Sun 18-Feb-24 15:46:12

I'd rather do the gym, frankly.

ronib Sun 18-Feb-24 15:51:37

MissAdventure what a pity!

Oreo Sun 18-Feb-24 15:54:00

MissAdventure

I'd rather do the gym, frankly.

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MissAdventure Sun 18-Feb-24 15:55:20

wink

Redhead56 Sun 18-Feb-24 16:14:08

Our DD and DS tell us if we have to go in a home they will make sure there's a chiller for our wine!

Oldnproud Sun 18-Feb-24 20:22:35

Jillypops

OMG at what age are your grown children allowed to utter this words โ€˜ you have to be careful at your ageโ€™

One of my adult sons almost said that yesterday, but worded it in a slightly more subtle way.
We were out walking, and seeing so many flooded fields I repeated something that I have been saying for the last 40 years, about how I always long for such areas to freeze so I could skate on them. He tactfully said that "it probably wouldn't get worth the riskq", and very sadly I do agree with him. sad.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 18-Feb-24 20:54:39

Ours say jokingly be nice, remember we will be choosing your care home ๐Ÿคฃ

crazyH Sun 18-Feb-24 21:32:10

This is so funny - I know some of you may not like to open links and I understand x
www.facebook.com/share/r/t5WocLJcuSKjx6zy/?mibextid=UalRPS

crazyH Sun 18-Feb-24 21:41:53

๐Ÿ‘†itโ€™s an elderly mum and her son discussing her future (not actors, but real life)

PamelaJ1 Mon 19-Feb-24 04:31:48

I keep hoping that my children will realise that Iโ€™m in my dotage. They seem to think Iโ€™m still 25 and capable of anything!

Curtaintwitcher Mon 19-Feb-24 06:54:13

I don't think my children see me as an old woman....I'm still just 'mum' and expected to be there when they need me, not the other way round.

DaisyL Mon 19-Feb-24 11:26:33

Just had my 80th birthday but don't really feel old - managed to climb over a five barred gate a few weeks ago. My DS and DIL say they worry about me taking my dogs for long walks on my own and they have a tracker on my 'phone (I have one on theirs as well!) but so far they trust me to look after myself!

Callistemon21 Mon 19-Feb-24 11:27:25

MissAdventure

I'd rather do the gym, frankly.

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mimismo Mon 19-Feb-24 11:45:33

I was called a geriatric first- time mother when I had my son at 45. It's been downhill since thengrin especially when he used to be asked if he was travelling with his grandma.

cc Mon 19-Feb-24 12:13:09

No-one has said this to me yet (I'm 72) but yesterday my daughter rushed over when my husband and I were moving a heavy trunk and took over from me. My husband is 77 and if anything is less fit than me, but I got the special treatment for which I was very grateful!

cc Mon 19-Feb-24 12:13:50

mimismo

I was called a geriatric first- time mother when I had my son at 45. It's been downhill since thengrin especially when he used to be asked if he was travelling with his grandma.

I was called a geriatric first time mother at 23, I think it might start at 12?

cc Mon 19-Feb-24 12:14:08

Sorry, meant to say 21 not 12!