Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Getting Older Ain't for Sissies!!
Getting Older Ain't for Babies!! Well, it is, but not for Sissies!!
I have always had a love/hate relationship with myself. When I was young and had PERFECT skin, I worried about my tummy or thighs, or hair, or weight. I should have appreciated that skin!!! Now that I am Uh'hem, in my mid 40's I would love to have ANY of the things I hated years ago!! LOL! The only time I was really happy with myself was when I was pregnant. I felt beautiful. Well, when I wasn't trying to keep my hair out of the toilet while I was puking my guts out. Not too mention the body aftermath! Ugh!!
I have realized we don't just become older women, it seems we are turning into another species!! "Cougars" is the new term. However, I now have to watch for a hair that springs out of my chin, so "Billy Goat seems more appropriate!! I wasn't warned!!!
I have decided I want to be this type of grandma. Hair in a bun, emergency tissue shoved up the sleeve of my sweater, and the requisite half a stick of gum in my purse. Baking cookies and and screaming down the sidewalk with my far-in-the-future grandchildren. Think of a more controlled Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. I say WAY in the future since my oldest is only 18. I was originally hoping to be like the "CHEERS" show (for those of you who remember) Cliff the Mailman who still lived in the basement of his Mother's house. "HEY MA!!!!" I don't think the boys are going to co-operate. So on to plan B.
I will give everyone a word of warning though. One day I said, "Dear God, I wish I looked younger.".............I woke up the next day with a zit.