Friday, 17 March 2017

I'm too old for that sh!t: Ten things I am just too damn old for

I'm too old for that sh!t

So if you're on the internet, you may have seen that Nordstrom is currently selling some very confusing jeans, with see-through, plastic knees. You can buy them here


Or not, because they're bloody ridiculous.

Why not team them with the lovely shoes pictured above, complete with hole in the heels? These are, apparently, also in fashion and you can buy them for just under £500 care of one Alexander Wang.

Don't laugh, that's his actual name*.

Having not seen them on a foot, I can't work out how they work, or why anyone would want shoes that look broken. Which is, I have come to accept, exactly what my dear old dad would say.

This realisation puts me in mind of the times when I was a teen, and made questionable choices, and my parents would either raise their eyebrows or just mock relentlessly ("Why would you pay for holes in your jeans?"), in the way that parents are supposed to.

Back in the 60s, so my mum tells me, she had a crimplene blouse as a teen which my grandmother ironed. Parents just don't understand. So it's inevitable right? I am a parent, and I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

Fashion? I'm TOO OLD FOR THAT SHIT.

I am also too old for this shit too:


1) Listening to music in the charts

Honestly, what the f*ck is up with half of it? I don't understand. It's just noise. I am definitely too old for Radio One; possibly even too old for Radio Two. Radio Four is where it's at, or maybe Radio Three if I'm trying to stay cool in a traffic jam.


2) Drinking shots

Seems like a great idea at the time; is not a great idea. Is never a great idea.

3) Wearing clothes that don't cover my knees

No one needs to see that. (I was referring here primarily to short skirts, but the trousers above are also pretty awful)

4) Flicky eyeliner

I can barely be bothered with makeup any more but I have come to the conclusion that this, which was the staple look of my teen years, makes me look like Liza Minnelli, and not a young Liza Minnelli. Don't even get me started on contouring.

5) Using words like On Fleek

I don't know what this means, but it sounds bloody ridiculous. Apparently it has something to do with eyebrows, and for the record, I am also too old to understand why eyebrows need to be quite that big these days. I am guessing it's the 2017 equivalent of blue mascara or heather shimmer lipstick and they will be thoroughly ashamed come 2030.

6) Watching Hollyoaks

Or anything else which makes me roll my eyes right out of my head involuntarily.

7) Accepting invitations to places I don't want to go

The kids, handily, provide a convenient excuse. Usually a real one, sometimes not.

8) Staying up late

I am ALWAYS TIRED. Staying up past my bedtime is unwise at best. I still do it, almost perpetually, and regret it - but I'm talking 11pm; staying up until 2am chatting about nothing in particular is a thing of the past.

9) Wearing high heels

If it's possible for feet to wince, that's what mine do when they see people in impossibly high heels. OUCH. Boots are so much kinder and as luck would have it, I can still fall over in them.

10) Caring too much what other people think

Whilst also taking care not to be a prick, of course; I don't mean having no regard for anyone else. But judgy stares from random strangers in the supermarket because one of my children is having a moment?  Big fat don't care. It's very freeing. Try it.

Goodness, that was cathartic. What shit are you too old for?

*I'm not too old to laugh at tenuous penis jokes, evidently.

This article, or one very similar, first appeared on The Motherload.

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8 comments:

  1. Oh God Fran, I feel really old now because I agree with every single one of these! And seriously, where did 'on fleek' come from?! x

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    1. Hahaha thank you, I am glad to meet a fellow bah humbug! And I have NO IDEA.

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  2. Those jeans are just odd...lol
    I agree with nearly all of these but I am a fan of Hollyoaks x

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    1. I'll forgive you... IF you are a long term fan ;)

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  3. I realised that I was getting too old when I started asking where people's coats were on a night out, or where the rest of their outfit was and so it is a relief to read this and know I'm not alone - well with all except Hollyoaks. I have no idea while I still watch it, maybe trying to hold on to some kind of youth?

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  4. I have never worn heels. Not once. I was too old before I was 20. Also never worn a bikinI, nor sat through an entire episode of Hollyoaks - although apparently I've met half the cast :D
    I am a big fan of XFM - or Radio X or whatever it's called now. It's got a bit more life than radio 4 - but there are a few godawful DJ's, so I apologise if you catch one of them.

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  5. Haha, love this post. Too old to give a shit? That's me too! Also too old to watch a film more than once or read a book more than once (even if I had time to do it). I happened to talk to a MAC makeup artist the other day and apparently the flick is no more....Phew ;)

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  6. Haha! 😆 brilliant

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