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Post: #48718 Milims
Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:56 pm

This is really worrying - Last night Chris massaged my shoulders - with Vic - because he has a cold and it would help his blocked nose when he snuggled in - the best bit is - I thought this was entirely sensible and let him!!!
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Post: #49211 Jarmara
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:32 pm

i got in from work fed pets cooked dinner put child to bed sent teen to bed baked bread /cakes sorted laundry then made my self a nice pot of tea and and went to bed with BBC radio 4 so i think i am offically on the down hill slope near 37 and im finding a political discussion on the radio and a pot of tea a nice way of spending the evenong :pale: :shock: :pale:
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Post: #49226 the.fee.fairy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:38 pm

Funnily enough - i got an email on this exact subject the other day:
Can't be bithered to renumber it...

1. You leave clubs before the end to "beat the rush".

2. You get more excited about having a roast on a Sunday than going clubbing the night before.

3. You stop dreaming of becoming a professional footballer and start dreaming of having a son who might instead.

4. Before throwing the local paper away, you look through the property section.

5. All of a sudden, middle aged people are not 46, they are only 46.

6. Before going out anywhere, you ask whether there is anywhere to park.

7. Rather than throw a knackered pair of trainers out, you keep them because they'll be all right for the DIY or in the garden.

8. You buy T-shirts without anything written on them.

9. Instead of laughing at the innovations catalogue that falls out of the newspaper, you suddenly see both the benefit and money saving properties of most of the things that are in it.

10. You start to worry about your parents' health.

11. You have more disposable income, but everything you want or need to buy costs between 200 and 500 quid.

12. You don't get funny looks when you buy a Disney video or a Wallace And Gromit bubble bath, as the sales assistant assumes they are for your children.

13. Pop music all starts to sound the same.

14. You opt for Pizza Express over Pizza Hut because they do a really nice half-bottle of house red.

15. You always have enough milk in.

16. To compensate for the fact that you have little desire to go clubbing, you instead frequent trendy bars and restaurants in the mistaken belief that you have not turned into your parents.

17. While flicking through the TV channels, you happen upon C4's Time Team with Tony Robinson. You get drawn in.

18. The benefits of a pension scheme become clear.

19. You go out of your way to pick up a colour chart from B&Q.

20. You wish you had a shed.

21. You have a shed.

22. You actually find yourself saying "They don't make 'em like that anymore" and "I remember when there were only 4 TV channels" and "Not in my day...."

23. Radio 2 play more songs you know than Radio 1 - and Jeremy Vine has some really interesting guests on.

24. Instead of tutting at old people who take ages to get off the bus,You tut at rowdy school children.

25. When sitting outside a pub you admire their hanging baskets.

26.You find yourself saying "is it cold in here or is it just me"

I'm not 25 yet, and according to most of this thread, i'm getting old!!
I love Time team...

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You know you are getting older when....

Post: #49234 Karen_Grace
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:39 pm

You stop dying your hair brown and start using honey blonde because the roots blend in better
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Post: #49243 Paddy's mum
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:30 pm

When, all of a sudden, the words of Jenny Josephs 'Purple' poem make perfect sense and you plan to emulate!!! Scary stuff, innit?!!!

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Post: #49728 9ball
Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:33 pm

Hey Fee, 24-25ish, near Hatfield Forest. You didn't go to Helena Romanes School did you? If you did I probably know ya.

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Post: #49808 the.fee.fairy
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:49 pm

Just got your PM and you're right, you did know me.

You've got the right Fee there.

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Post: #49939 Millymollymandy
Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:51 pm

When you find out that some of the Ishers didn't leave school until 1998! :cry: :cry: :cry: :lol:

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Post: #49944 Annpan
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

...or when people who didn't leave school until 1998 think that they are getting old....

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Post: #49982 Tay
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:27 pm

I left school in '97 and feel very, very old!
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Post: #49986 red
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:45 pm

you look round and one day your baby is a teenager..... I'm not old enough to be the mother of a teenager! oh damn.. i am ....
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Post: #50009 Wombat
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:33 am

I left school in '73 :mrgreen:
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Post: #50016 chadspad
Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:59 am

When your trying to decide whether youre still young enough to wear a bikini on your holiday or a swimsuit to hide all the extra bits! :cry:
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Post: #50046 Boots
Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:50 pm

You know you're getting older when...

...you start urging people to communicate their needs instead of just giving them the finger.

... you spend a week planning/discussing/deciding which day you are going to go shopping.

... you tell girls to tuck their boobs in and boys to 'stop swearing in front of the girls'.

... you respond to a toddler tantrum with "Grrr. Stop that rot now." under your breath in a scary bear voice that their young mothers can't hear.

... you respond to a teenage tantrum by running away and ringing the police.

... you respond to an adult tantrum with "Well, that's your opinion.", and then go and tell at least 3 other people just how ridiculous that other person must be, every day for at least a week, or until you encounter another adult tantrum.

... You have to stop and pack before you get in the car.

... You have to stop and pack before you go away for a night.

... You have to stop and pack before you enter the bathroom.

... You have a favourite seat (that looks identical to at least one other seat in the room, but that doesn't matter)

... Your kids pinch your clothes, and after seeing them wearing them, you are just not game to ask for them back, because you just KNOW they will never look good on you, in any mirror.

... When someone visits you greet them with, "Excuse the mess" even if you have just spent the whole morning playing Sadie.

... you finally find someone who understands you, and accepts you as you are, and don't mind one little bit that they have four legs or feathers.

... you make lists.

... you leave lists on the kitchen table, and say "Bugger, and I wrote a list too..."

... the idea of putting a new toilet seat on the toilet makes you think twice, because this one is so comfortable...

... your tattoos fade and if you look carefully you can see secret messages in them...

... you buy nice knickers and the checkout chick asks if they are a gift...

... Dr Phil makes so much sense... and is quite right to publicly humiliate troubled people who have come to him for help...

... you have footstools in your lounge room and you no longer sit on them.

... you let the dog have the beanbag...

... and your laughter lines are just wrinkles. No point pretending.
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Post: #50264 Wombat
Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:48 am

Boots wrote:You know you're getting older when...
... Your kids pinch your clothes, and after seeing them wearing them, you are just not game to ask for them back, because you just KNOW they will never look good on you, in any mirror.



Well if either of my daughter started wearing my clothes i would be most upset too! :wink:

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