I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed the comments received from you peeps after my post yesterday, and I hope you do not mind me re posting some today.
Rainbowchild, you had me in stitches with your story:-
I mentioned the other day at work that I was hot, to which, a young lad said "oh that will be a flush, my nan gets them, it's your age" - I'm not even 40(yet)!
It may not be justifiable homicide, but you might get away with a Temporary Insanity plea...
Upon reading your replies, it seems to me that middle age is about 4/5 years ahead of our age at the moment...
I suppose middle age changes from generation and era. In the the 1500s, I may be considered old at 36 and probably would have been a grandmother by now. shudder shudder.
Datacreata really intrigued me with her post:-
I would point out that in my mind, middle age is not quite the hysteria inducing era I used to consider it to be. Life expectation and advances in medicine mean that i hope to live well into my 80s, and die after an active life, surrounded by family and friends
I have decided that the following list will define the moment when I consider myself to be middle aged, sod the amount of years I have lived on this earth as a factor.
1) I make the same meal on each evening of the week e.g. Friday it must be steak and chips
2) Trainers are bought with velcro fastenings
3) I no longer own any knickers which match a bra
4) I actually buy something out of the colour supplement which comes with the Sunday papers. e.g. a phone with extra large buttons
5) I buy a beige car
6) I sit and watch either"Songs of Praise" or "Coast"
7) I am strangely drawn to Aled Jones
8) I wear trousers with elasticated waists
In the meantime, I may not know any current inhabitants of the Top Ten, but I do at 36 know my own mind, can hold an fairly intelligent conversation about politics and know everything when it comes to picking a good mortgage.
Perhaps life isn't so crap after all.
But I have to ask, what indicators do you think would prove you were middle aged?