Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Where are my specs? and the truth about being in your 40s.

Do you remember when tiredness was a result of partying not restless toddlers? When you had loads of energy? And when a night in on the sofa was the most boring thing you could think of instead of a bit of treat?

Perhaps that's still you and you're thinking that you will never, ever get to the point where a nice cup of tea is the high point of a day. I've got news for you. One day in your 40s you'll suddenly find yourself uttering some of the following phrases and you won't have the slightest idea how it came to this. 
  • Where are my specs? 
  • What is this music all about, I can't hear what they're singing?
  • Does her mother know she's out in that outfit?
  • Shhh, not now, it's The Archers.
  • Ooh, a cup of tea, lovely.
  • These shoes are so comfortable.
  • A nightclub? No thanks.
  • You must give me the recipe...
  • You're a doctor, how can you be so young? (probably not said out loud, but nontheless)
  • Can you cover up the gray please?
  • Oh an early night, lovely. Now where's my book
  • Hmmm. I wonder how long that hair's been there.
  • What did I come upstairs for?
  • I'm sure I know you from somewhere, what's your name?
  • What am I on Google for?
  • Shhhh. That's a bit loud. Turn it down. 
  • Oh, heck. I know the word, I just can't remember it.
  • And the killer - is it me, or is it hot in here?
Take heart though. It's not all bad news. You'll find that a cup of tea and a quite evening on the sofa really is rather lovely... if only you could remember what it was that you were planning to watch.


  1. Oh dear. Think I have early onset. I'm 35 and already say/do all those things. The Archers one I've been doing for a decade!!

  2. Crumbsandpegs, Don't tell anyone, but I've been in Ambridge for years. In fact, I'm just wondering when Helen will start a mummy blog...

  3. Love you Ellen - what a funny read for the morning. Now..while coxsackieboy makes tower, coffee.. Xxx

  4. Yes to all, apart from the last one. I guess now it's only a matter of time until that one starts. Had me chuckling into my nice cup of tea :-)

  5. Thanks Jaana, hope T is better soon.

    Sandy, I don't think I've actually started that one, but I'm quite aware of it. I do some work in an office with an erratic heating system and lots of people who are younger than me. I hesitate to comment on the temperature in case they give me 'that' look.

  6. Great list! Can tick most of those, including the last one, unfortunately. Am forever doing the 'what have I come upstairs for' thing and my inability to remember words, names etc is so bad that I never seem to finish a sen.....

  7. Trish, Thanks. Now what were you commenting on?

  8. Just wait till you get to your 50s! Things don't get any better!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  9. Well ... there's always the exception!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger


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