Throwback Thursday ~ How You Know You Have Reached Forty Something

This was originally posted in May of 2015 but it’s my pick for this weeks Throwback Thursday!

Oh the dreadful “over the hill”.  Somedays I feel like I am already buried in the hill but here is a list of just a few things that remind me I have reached the age of 40 something.

  • When riding in the car and you turn the station to “Hair Nation” ((don’t judge me)) and your kids look at you like you have just turned on a foreign language.  Along with your husband who is five years younger can’t stop making fun of you for listening to such a station.
  • When you wake up but it takes you 30 minutes for the “overnight kinks” to get the hell out of your body.
  • When the first cup of coffee is only for the flavor….it takes 3 or 4 more to actually wake you up.


over the hill 40 something aging getting older

  • Your nipples are just about headed south for the winter…well actually for the rest of your life unless you get a boob job.
  • Your menstrual cycle is no longer referred to as a period,  it’s now more like a huge freudian ink blot.
  • You can no longer be friends with hard liquor.  The hangovers that used to take a day to recover from now take no less then a week.
  • You walk into rooms forgetting what the fuck you came in there for…oh wait that’s been something I’ve done most of my life…I blamed pot before…now I just blame it on being over 40.
  • A “wild” night consists of being out until midnight.
  • The “little black dress” now goes past the knees and half way to the ankles.


over the hill 40 something aging getting older

  • Your hair brush looks like a small furry animal.
  • It’s time for the dreadful squashing of the boobs in which is referred to as a mammogram…is someone sending my boobs a note?
  • You’ve replaced movies like “91/2 Weeks” with watching “The Food Network”.
  • It’s time to start worrying about retirement money that doesn’t exist.
  • You value your sleep.  Sleep has suddenly become the most prized possession.
  • In high school you could eat a salad and work out to lose 10 pounds…now you would literally have to go on an episode of “Naked And Afraid” to lose any substantial amount of weight.
  • You purchase alcohol, and you break into your rendition of “the happy dance”, if the cashier asks you for your ID.
  • Every time you look in the mirror you notice another patch of gray hair not just a single hair here and there.  There’s also a new laugh line even though you don’t laugh much these days.

Turning 40 #overthehill #aging #gettingolder

  • Your mood swings have become more like large capsules of time.
  • You squint at everything forgetting that your glasses are sitting on top of your head.

I am sure there are many more but at 40 something I can’t remember.


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45 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday ~ How You Know You Have Reached Forty Something”

  1. LOL!! These are hilarious! I’m not 40 yet, but I can relate to so many of these! Two months ago, I found my first gray hair, and ever since then, I’ve noticed that my hair just doesn’t have that shine to it anymore! It’s dull– it’s old person hair! I’ve got the furry animal brush! I’m over it now, but gosh– time sure creeps up fast!

    I LOL’d at the Food Network mention because I recently became addicted to it. I’ve got 3 shows set on my DVR because I seriously can’t miss them! Oh gosh…what happened to the days of MTV and VH1? 🙂 xx

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  2. Oh Trista, it’s all ahead of me. LOL A lot of these can apply to the 30’s as well. You are hilarious as always my friend. I don’t know the last time I was asked for ID, although the drinking age is 18 here. I’ll use that as the reason. 😉 #momsterlink

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    1. I have actually loved my 40’s so far. I’m very confident in who I am and really don’t worry about what others think of me anymore. I can go somewhere without make-up on or feel comfortable wearing my workout clothes all day. Thanks for linking up lady. I know you are busy and truly appreciate having you!💌Trista

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  3. I’m 34 and I can already relate to a fair few of these! Guess I’ve got the rest to look forward to lol 🙂 Thanks for hosting the #momsterslink

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    1. Yes I think I started noticing a real change in me after 35 …especially having 3 babies at 36, 38, and 39. Just messed up a lot in me. But my wisdom is nothing anyone can challenge me to. At 30 people finally take you seriously and by 40 they want to know how you get there. Thanks for linking up Debbie!


  4. Ive always been an old soul, so things like loving my sleep and not being able to drink suit me well. The aches and pains are a bit harder to deal with, as it the odd unexpected leak when I laugh too hard!! #momsterlink

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    1. I have not experienced the unexpected leak yet. I had my kids via c section so my who ha is still all in tact. But I think the aches and pains are the worst …especially after a hard day of working out and not sitting still. The moment I do sit still it’s all over. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  5. Oh yes, this rings very true with me. I broke out into a cold sweat at the weekend when I was asked to go to a nightclub, my first thought was “but that is after my bedtime” – oh dear!

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    1. My hubby and I decided it would somehow be fun to stay out until 3am the other night …granted we had a blast…but when 6am rolled around and we had to get 4 kids up and ready for school I was feeling twice my age and mumbling something like “I’m never doing that again” lol until the next time because somehow we forget that oh so shitty feeling a few months later.

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  6. Oh me oh my, I’m 31 and am nodding my head to a lot of these lol! Guess it’s time to start exercising…or napping…yes napping. I’m new to the linky! Thanks for a great party.

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    1. Welcome Heather! I love newbies! 31 is a great age because people actually start taking you seriously. All joking aside I love my 40’s and all the wisdom I’ve gathered along the way. Thank you for linking up and hope you return! 💌Trista


  7. SLEEP…..I say with the same respect for Donuts. But as for the rest, I am sorry, Trista but I could not relate to anything that you have written as I am still 24! Is my nose growing longer NOW? Ok ok, put my name down to all you have written and hey, I’m still ALIVE! And I still remember my children’s names. So that should be good for another ten years, yes? #momsterlink

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    1. I always aim to make people giggle 🙂 oh 27 I miss my 20’s …I was kidless, had a career, carefree, traveled, but I wouldn’t trade my family I’ve built for anything. Except maybe more time…I NEED MORE TIME! Lol💌Trista


  8. Ha ha oh babe I love this post. Def relate to retirement bit (but would you believe it’s actually my kids who choose the food network when I let them watch tv after homework!). The grey hair thing is really bothering me cos my hair’s always been my thing. My friends can’t see it and think I’m mad but my damned hubs and kids keep pointing it out!

    But um…how do I put this…when you and I meet, I’m so keeping you out past midnight, you’re only allowed 2 days for hangover recuperation and you WILL show your knees 😃😉😎#MomstersLink

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    1. Well when I’m all skinny and fit I’ll be shopping at the 20 something store lol and I am happy to stay out until midnight it’s just getting up and functioning with kids that’s the problem. Like let’s take today for instance…I was up until 2am…and woke up on my bathroom floor 😳 moonshine cherries didn’t agree too well with me


  9. Ha ha oh hon this is great 🙂 I had no idea from your picture I thought you were in your mid thirties! So thats good right :). Good point about the weight loss although that seemed to start at 35 for me! Thanks for hosting #Momsterslink I am sorry I am late and missed a week – going to blame it on being pregnant and huge workload on top of blogging! xx

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