I think I'm getting old.....

Saturday, 21 May 2016

At 32, I wouldn't class myself as "old", but I'm starting to wonder!



It all started in the supermarket yesterday.

I was talking to a lovely girl at the till and we were chatting about the football stickers I'd bought for Mikey. She then started talking about what she used to collect at school, so I mentioned Pogs and Tazos. She suddenly had a blank look on her face. She had no idea what I was talking about!



I didn't know when it happened, but after I thought about it, I think I've been spotting the signs for a while.

Music
I love music and like to think I'm quite good at recognising bands and songs, and although I can't beat my mum, I'm pretty good at Beat the Intro too!
However, I don't understand it anymore! It all starts to sound the same and I've found myself switching from my local radio station to Radio 2 more, and not just for Pop Master!


Going Out 
The idea of going out at night makes me so tired! When I was younger, I used to love going out to the pub or club with friends. As I got older, I used to go out for meals instead, but now, as it gets to 7pm, I no longer want to be out eating out. I want to putting my pjs on!


Fashion
What are kids wearing?! I'm sure this is something that people used to say when I was growing up. Platform trainers, crop tops and  (The Spice Girls had a lot to answer for!)

I've been thinking the same thing when I've been picking Mikey up from school. It's not the girls though. The older boys all wear skinny black trousers that are turned up with white socks. Very strange!


Drink
When someone asks if I want a drink, I don't think alcohol, I think tea! I've always liked tea, but I think my husband's love of it has rubbed off on me. I must drink about 3-4 cups of tea a day, if not more! There's nothing better than a cup of tea after a busy day :)



I'm sure there are many more signs, and I'm sure that some of it is because I'm a mum. I'm only 32, but if getting old means pyjamas and a cup of tea, I'm okay with it!

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

76 comments:

  1. hehehe! I remember Pogs and Tazos.
    I would rather sit at home in my pj's than go for a night out.

    ReplyDelete
  2. hehe I know what you mean about music and I remember tazos and pogs! in fact I have a photo somewhere where they all line a cork board in the background! im 35 and I feel super old. I feel grouchy, tired and I just cant cope anymore with noise haha. our neighbours had a party last night and they didn't shut up till gone half 3. ive been in a mood all day. #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Love it!
      Oh no! I'm the same with noise! Next door neighbours kids were playing on a trampoline one evening and I was moaning to hubby about the time of night and the noise. He pointed to the clock. It was only 6pm!
      Xx

      Delete
  3. lol - I have JUST heard (I don't know how) Justin bieber's 'sorry' well I mean I heard it but I didn't listen to it really and now I love it.. the girls were like "Mum, its 6 months old!!" whoops my bad!! haha - I hear ya! :) #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! I don't even know what that song is! I asked my son and he just rolled his eyes at me!
      Xx

      Delete
  4. Ha ha - I'm the same age as you and remember POGS and Tazos very well!
    Nothing wrong with Radio 2, I've been listening to it for years...Radio 1 is far too cool for me! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! I've only listened to Radio 1 a couple of times. It is definitely too cool for me! The music just seems like noise!
      Xx

      Delete
  5. I knew I was old the first time I chose to have tea with a meal instead of pop or alcohol! xD #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! I know what you mean! When someone asks if I want an alcoholic drink, it just makes me think about the headache it'll cause!
      Xx

      Delete
  6. Me too, I have decided I am too old for Top Shop when I went in there at the weekend. So many sequins and 'mom jeans' I can't even handle it. #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha! I know what you mean! I've not been in Top Shop for ages, but it was more because the music always seems so loud!
      Xx

      Delete
  7. I remember pogs and tazos! Good times haha #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great post but you're only 32 ;) I'm 38 and feeling many of the same things - can't imagine going to a late movie or staying up much past 10 pm anymore... #KCACOLS

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no, I couldn't stay up for a film.
      Staying up past 10? I hate being up past half 9!!
      Xx

      Delete
  9. Oh my I think I qualify for pretty much all of these as well. Although I am reminded every day how old I am because I work with teenagers as a full time job. I never have any idea what they are talking about. And they weren't around for most of the things that I make jokes about. I turn 30 this summer. Maybe that's the decade when it starts lol. #KCACOLS

    Thanks,

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh my goodness - you are a baby! This is just a phase because your children are little and you're tired. You wait, as they get a little older you start to change again to want to go out, shop for you instead of the children - it kind of does a full circle - trust me! Don't you be stressing about it because for now this is what you want to be doing! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  11. At 54, it IS pyjamas and a cup of tea! LOL!

    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm 35, and I've never heard of Pogs and Tazos either! That said, I did spend some of my childhood in Germany so maybe that's why! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love this and totally agree! #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  14. I chuckled along with this - and could completely relate to it! I am totally with you on fashion! WTAH are they all wearing?!
    3-4 cups of tea! You need to try harder with that one ;) 6-7 is far more the sort of level you should be aiming for to be a real certified old lady like me (33). You have one year to make this happen - you can do it!
    x Alice
    #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  15. 32 is a good age, although you clearly don't drink nearly enough tea. I think my music is current but it emerges that my definition of recent is about twelve years old #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh, pogs! Those things were fantastic, but also the source of many arguements at school because some of the kids insisted we were playing "for keeps". It is jarring to mention something from our childhood, only to have the other person stare blankly at you not knowing what you're on about. #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  17. Haha, it happens to the best of us. I too have switched from Radio 1 to Radio 2. I just love it though for the breakfast show so I am going to embrace geting older. I also remember Pogs :-) #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am with you on the nights out. I would much rather be at home in my pjs drinking tea snuggled on the sofa lol.
    Pogs and Tazos were the best, I had loads lol.
    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  19. Music! I looked at an article earlier today listing the top 10 spotify tracks of the week. I only knew one of them. Its all changing so fast. I'm surprised that you make it to 7 pm, usually as soon as 5pm rolls around I'm in my PJs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've just looked at that article. I didn't know any!
      I would put my pjs on after the kids have had tea, but I have to wait until hubby is home. That way, if someone needs to nip out, I can send him!
      Xx

      Delete
  20. Forgot to say: Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  21. I turned 33 in February and I'm with you, I feel old too, lol. I was in the Boots the other day and the girl behind the counter (who looked 25) said "Have a nice day, Madame!" I was like "I wonder who she's talking to?" "Oh me?" Doh! :)

    Thanks for co-hosting #KCACOLS

    Nadia - ScandiMummy x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh no! How awful!
      That reminds me about the first time I wasn't asked for ID. I'm ashamed to say that I asked them if they wanted to see it!!
      Xx

      Delete
  22. I agree with all of those, except the eating one. If someone asks me out to eat, then I'm in - whatever time! ;-)
    Agree with the drinking one though, I can always go a cup of tea.
    Amanda. #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  23. I feel the same way in terms of going out, I prefer to be in pj's and of course a cup of tea while settling for the night. I think having kids make us feel older, although at age 38 I feel really old, lol. Lovely post! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  24. Haha - I can so relate to this! I can never wait to get into my pjs and snuggle down on the sofa! I am hoping that I might have a mid life crisis at some point and enjoy going clubbing and staying out to the early hours again lol! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  25. your not that old!! I collected pigs and I'm 27!! however i hate when kids (early 20s) do something and I'm like uh really. then i think omg lisa that was you pre Holly hahaha!
    Great Post
    Lx
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com
    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh bless you! I do the same when I see the local college kids hanging out at the park. I roll my eyes and tut, but that was me once upon a time!
      Xx

      Delete
  26. This post made me smile! I also switched to Radio 2 some time ago, the others give me a headache! Ah fetch me my slippers!

    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hah! I'm with you and I'm in my 40s! I love a cup of tea and can easily drink 8 - 10 cups a day! #KCACOLS x

    ReplyDelete
  28. yeah...i'm a bit too titchy so have no idea what pogs and tazos are! I'm sure my parents would know! having said that i'm not really into my generations style... the clothes are a bit too odd and skinny jeans are just too much effort. i don't like music and the idea of going out both excites but exhausts me to the point where i'll huddle in my blanket for the next 3 days. im not much of a tea drinker - never have been but i won't say no to hot chocolate! great post see you next week #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  29. I'm totally embracing my new sedate elderly self. I think part of it is being able to do all the kids' stuff again. Piglet and I went to a summer fayre today, and if I didn't have him, the only thing I would have really been able to do, as an adult, was drink the free prosecco (not that there's anything wrong with that), but now, I get to do that (in moderation) but also enjoy face painting, fairground rides and circus skills, so in a way, I have got old, but I have also regressed because I am always doing kids' stuff! #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  30. You sound like my kind of friend! I turn 31 in June so I definitely think this is an age thing (not an old thing!) everything in this post sounds very familiar! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  31. Blimey now you're making me feel super old!!#KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  32. Blimey now you're making me feel super old!!#KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm *coughs* years old. I remember Victoria Wood's definition of old age 'Seeing Scholl Sandals in a shop window and thinking 'Hmmm, they look comfy.''

    I remember Pod shoes, Farrah trousers, Ra-Ra skirts, Batwing jumpers, LPs, tapes, Sinclair Spectrum Computers, The A-Team, Knight Rider....Old! Old! Old! BUt a fine vintage ;)

    Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This made me laugh!
      I have already started to opt for comfy clothes rather than fashionable, however not quite got to Scholl Sandals!
      Xx

      Delete
  34. I'm too old for pogs!!! Now I feel very elderly indeed!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh gosh I remember pogs! I'm 33, and I'm exactly the same. What will be be saying/thinking in 10/20 years' time?! Maybe instead of tea it'll be Horlicks... ;-) Loved reading this - even if I do feel old! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  36. My best friend is 8 years younger, we made the mistake of going out one night with them and wanted to die, while they were still going strong. It took us days to recover, now we limit ourselves to picnics with them, just can't hang with that younger crowd anymore! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  37. I'm 30 and I feel the same! It's crazy, but I feel weird staying out past 9 pm like I'm doing something wrong LOL

    ReplyDelete
  38. Ha ha - I'm 32 too and I'm totally with you on the nights out, music and playground collectibles! However, I think I'll always want a drink ;-) #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  39. I don't think you're old at all!
    Honestly, I think people are more immature today than in previous generations. While I may not remember pogs and tazos, I can definitely relate with many things. I may only be 23, but I like spending a night in as well! So yes, if old is pajamas and tea-I'm definitely there! I think it's the kids that do it to us (;
    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  40. HAHA! I love this! I always feel old when I talk about toys I played with as a kid and others give you the blank stare. Yesterday at work co workers were talking about "footloose" and one my age looked at me and whispered, Kevin Bacon? I said, I think there is a new one..lol we felt old! Thank you for this! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  41. Hehe Iv been think about this a lot recently, Iv noticed a few subtle changes which have all added up to me feeling old, and I'm. It even old! Being a mum has certainly taken its toll lately! #KCACOLS xx

    ReplyDelete
  42. haha I'm so with you on every point! Especially the tea and going out in an evening - I can't wait to get on the sofa with a brew! Oh pogs - I was obsessed with collecting those! And I'm such a radio 2 listener now xx #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'm with you there. I can't listen to today's music. I've completely switched to audio books in my car heh.
    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  44. Used to love my Fila platform trainers! And yes I too have switched from Radio 1 to 2. I think I realised I was old when I first remembered the original song coming out when a re-release is on the radio! (Latest was the remix of ace of bases I saw the sign! Can't remember who rehashed it though!) #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  45. POGS there's a blast from the past! great post xx #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  46. I'm already there and I am coming to terms with my old age, it was the grey hairs that done it for me! #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  47. I remember poggs and definately don't know about modern music really. I will join you X #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh I used to LOVE playing POGS! Great list that unfortunately I can relate to a lot. Another one would be technology - I'm only 27 but have no clue what SnapChat, FaceTime or Tinder is! Lol I'll just have to wait until my kids grow up a bit older so they can teach me!
    #KCACOLS
    Tori
    www.themamanurse.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  50. Age is just a number... it's how you feel that matters and if you feel fab in your pj's and a nice cuppa, then that's how you feel! #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  51. haha i feel like im 35 going on 85 at the mo! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  52. Haha sounds like me! As soon as my kids are in bed i am straight into my pj's unless i'm at the gym but i am always home by 8.30 lol! when i see people coming into the gym when i'm leaving i always think blimey your out late lol! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  53. It happens! It doesn't matter how cool or 'with it' we think we are, we just cannot help not wanting or liking many of the things that we see on the catwalk, for our nights out and just generally. It makes me smile. #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  54. haha! This made me laugh! I remember pogs and tazo's...but I think my younger brother and sister were more into those than me! That makes me feel even older! Arghhh! #KCACOLS xx

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'll raise a cup of tea to that ;) At 36 I've come to terms with the fact that I am now old. PJs rock! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  56. omg I am so there with the pj's on. I prefer comfy cozy above just about everything. I'm in my forties now and started late with my kids and most of my mum friends are 10 or more years younger, my school mum friends are all amazing but a whole different generation! It makes it interesting on nights out when they happen, some people, even the mums stay out till the early hours, oh how I remember those days.........:)

    mainy

    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  57. Me too. I definitely remember possible and tacos and I haven't been drunk since 2011. Really an early night is my idea of a great Friday now 😂 #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  58. Me too. I definitely remember possible and tacos and I haven't been drunk since 2011. Really an early night is my idea of a great Friday now 😂 #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  59. I remember Pogs! I used to be huge collecter. I am 33 so I can relate!

    #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  60. I could have written this! I remember Pogs. What really did it for me was moving away from listening to Kiss to Radio 1 and now it's Absolute Radio!! That's a big sign there that I am getting old! lol #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  61. I had this in New York a couple of years ago. I mentioned Sister Sister (the TV show) and the girl was like "what's that?" I picked up my zimmer frame on the way out... #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
  62. I had so many pogs! I still listen to music I loved when I was 17, no interest in 'modern' stuff. I am getting old both in my tastes and in my face #kcacols

    ReplyDelete
  63. Haha,I'm 33 and have just embraced this stage in my life! The one that gets me is all the slang the kids use these days, where on earth did 'on fleek' come from?! x #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! What is "on fleek"? I've never heard of it!
      Xx

      Delete
  64. Haha! I'm evidently getting old too! #KCACOLS

    ReplyDelete

POPULAR POSTS

DESIGNED BY ECLAIR DESIGNS