While getting older is a natural part of life, it somehow manages to take us all by surprise. More than just another candle on the birthday cake, each passing year brings wisdom, experience, memories, and maybe a few wrinkles, creaks, and groans.
If you ask the Twitterverse, getting older also brings the funny. Take a look at the truths of aging as told by Twitter!
1. Sleep is all it takes.
KID: *falls out of tree* I'm fine
ADULT: *sleeps on neck a little strangely* I have to turn my whole body to look at you for the next week
— batkaren (@batkaren) December 17, 2015
2. So. many. coupons.
What they don't tell you about adulthood is how many bed bath and beyond coupons you'll accumulate
— Maya (@mayaa113) May 7, 2017
3. Oh, our aching bones.
— Leslie A. (@_L_A_84) May 13, 2017
4. Maturity is a treasure.
when hitting up garage sales sounds like a fun saturday activity… #gettingold
— jordane (@jjjjordane) May 12, 2017
5. The ultimate burn.
It's always grounding to get the friendly reminder from your 3yr old that "mom, one day…You're gonna turn SIXTY."
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) January 15, 2017
6. Glad someone’s on that.
Bringing back the fanny pack, one vacation at a time.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) May 17, 2017
7. What’s old is new again!
Best part about getting older is I can't remember anything so I can rewatch series and it's almost like new. Rewatching Sopranos now.
— kelkun (@kelkun) May 6, 2017
8. My back has been voted off.
So You Think You Can Move That Heavy Piece of Furniture Without Hurting Your Back.
-a reality show in your 40s
— Beckaboo (@thebeckyard) May 12, 2017
9. So fresh and clean!
We got a new sponge in the church kitchen and that brightened my day a little… being an adult is stupid.
— Back Row Baptist (@BackRowBaptist) May 18, 2017
10. Get off my lawn.
Just overheard two kids discussing what floppy disks may have looked like. No, they weren't ten inches wide. #GettingOld
— Colin T. Campbell (@CallingCampbell) May 12, 2017
11. Flavor worth the flare.
Felt a bit depressed this morning. My Solution, ordered a breakfast sandwich I know for certain will flare my arthritis.
— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) May 10, 2017
12. Having a senior moment.
I wanted to tweet something….but I forgot what it was #gettingold
— ЅHΨΔI (@Shyainista) May 11, 2017
13. With old age, comes new hobbies.
i'm about to make the most epic chicken salad good god i used to be so different
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 20, 2017
14. *Googles “Do bladders shrink as we get older?”*
Wow, it's 1am and I'm up having to pee. When did I turn 50? #oldman
— Alex Ehredt (@AlexEhredt) May 4, 2017
I'm, held my breath every time Fonzie jumped his motorcycle, years old.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) May 10, 2017
16. *Breaks out the Bengay.*
Sneezed into my elbow and pulled a muscle in my back. Lay off, Lady Time. #oldlady
— Kateri Anne (@Kateri_StL) May 5, 2017
17. If I have to ask, the answer is probably no.
Just listened to an older song & they used the term "going steady." Is that phrase still a thing? Lol. #ImOld
— Janelle (@Miss_Janelle24) May 18, 2017
18. Can we pre-order that?
I need a book entitled "Why Does That Hurt?: How To Tell If You Are Dying Or Just Getting Old."
— TW: Dave (@Dave_Blogger) May 12, 2017
19. Priorities, people.
— Elizabeth Sellars (@LizzieSellars) April 30, 2017
20. Now that’s something to smile about!
You know you're old when you're online shopping for an electric toothbrush for your birthday present..
— Reagan Rice (@reag_rice) May 9, 2017
21. We ran out of fingers and toes to count on.
I'm "my heating pad accidentally comes with me when I get off the couch" years old.
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) May 9, 2017
22. Youth is wasted on the young.
Isn't fun how getting older just means realizing that younger you had no idea what being tired really meant.
— thewittystepmother (@thewittystepmom) May 6, 2017
23. Eye am still young!
#midlifecrisis YESTERDAY Flying high b/c eye doctor told me I had picture-perfect eyes for my age. Not bragging, it's just what he said. /1
— Liz w/ 1R1E2Ns1E1R (@lizinoma) May 4, 2017
24. Tough guy.
Her: What's wrong with your knee?
*remembering sitting on the couch with my legs crossed for too long
Me: Old football injury
— Böb Vader Jr. Jänke (@Bob_Janke) May 15, 2017
25. “Dance, dance, we’re falling apart to half time.”
Getting older gives "twist and shout" a whole new meaning.
— pauline (@pauline_mcd) May 6, 2017
26. Design for the ages.
me at age 10: why do adults like HGTV me 10 years later: tile floors? with THOSE cabinets?? ugh, you're killing me, deborah!!!
— Best Tumblr Posts (@RelatabIeTumblr) May 8, 2017
27. Who knew basic living could be so dangerous?
Getting older is just finding new and exciting ways to injure yourself by doing the same things that you have always done
— Ethan Edgar (@EthanEdgar91) May 6, 2017
28. Honestly, we’re just lucky to be here.
I shouldn't complain about getting old. There are plenty of worse places.
— Gen (@GensPlace) May 6, 2017
29. Just. so. tired.
Being an adult is pretty easy, you just feel tired all the time and tell people about how tired you are and they tell you how tired they are
— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) August 1, 2016