What Happens When You Turn 40?
Birthdays with a zero at the end of them are usually thought of as life-stage benchmarks, especially when you hit 30, 40, 50 and 60. Someone I work with–who may or may not be named Polly Wogg–recently turned 40 and probably experienced a few of the following.
Here are a few samples from a long CafeMom.com list.
–You sort of stop caring about the grays. You convince yourself they are cool.
–Five years ago felt like yesterday.
–You can’t drink as much booze. Well, you can. But you pay for it dearly the next day.
–When some fool asks for your ID it’s the best day of the year and you tell everyone you know that you got carded.
–Country music starts to sound cooler.
–Strange and very long hairs suddenly appear on your chin. And in other weird areas.
–You realize 40 isn’t THAT old.