To Walter On His 40th Birthday

Husband! Today you are 40, yes, I know for all of you reading this and doing the math, I caught me a younger one! 

So here I’m going to impart some wisdom to you, my 40 year old young bokkie…. 

Walter BabyLife begins at 40! Well not life per se, but the life you want live begins at 40. The life where you’re comfortable in your own skin, have very low tolerance for fools, spitefulness, shallowness and any kind of “ness”. You reach the point where you can embrace who you are and not care what anyone else has to say about it. It’s your life after all.

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That midlife crisis…. it’s coming…. enjoy the ride! It’s so very much fun.

You’ll stop worrying about where you think you should be and start embracing exactly where you are. You didn’t get here by chance, you’re EXACTLY where you’re meant to be right now in your life.

You’re half way to 80 or dead? 

Weight starts getting harder to lose after 40.

Receding gum & hairlines lines start after 40.

Everything starts to sag, the bags under your eyes, your moobs and a little further south too! 

One tequila! You don’t need two or three before you hit the floor.

People will call you Oom and it will be a shock, because you’re like a mullet, except, not business in the front and party at the back, now it’s more like…. old age on the outside, young bokkie on the inside!

Your body will get tired…. you know that whole…. the mind is willing…. the flesh is weak… it’s actually more your bones and muscles and aaah… hell… you’ll just be tired! (not that that’s anything new for you)

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But more than anything else….. just rock on dude! Because life… it’s really for living and honestly, I can tell you, you truly can start to live authentically and unapologetic ally when you hit 40 and you gain the perspective and maturity to stop worrying about other people! 

Have a fabulous day my love and here’s a song dedication just for you, the song you said, if you had to choose your very best song of all time, it would be this one:

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And babe guess what…… It’s my turn to tell you, it’s time for a trade in. I’m trading you for a younger model, I think I’ll start with two twenty year olds, it will be hard work for an old bird like me, but I’d damn well like to try.

Happy 40th birthday my love! 



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  • Reply Tina Pieterse

    Receding gums Pahahahaha Cool post Happy birthday Walter

    March 23, 2016 at 6:35 am
  • Reply Sam

    Happy birthday to your (older) younger man 🙂

    March 23, 2016 at 8:47 am
  • Reply ailsaloudon

    I had a young one too. Yours was really cute when he was young – I suppose not too bad in his old age either lol. Hope you celebrate well. Happy Birthday to Walter.

    March 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm
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