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Monday, April 15, 2013

Age ain't nuthin' but an ever growing number

I was talking age with a friend of mine. I've been feeling like I'm a billion years, and when a frisky 20-something hit on me the other day I gave him the "Don't you see how old I am?! I'm married!" angry eyes. My friend laughed at this. Apparently you look silly if you are indignant with would-be suitors when in fact you don't have your wedding ring on and bought your clothes in the Target junior section because you like bright things and you're too lazy to walk to the back of the store.

My friend Ro elucidated the problem like this: I'm mentally 15 years older than my physical age, but I look years younger. Husband-cat looks young, too, especially now that he's at his pre-baby weight -- it's nothing but push-ups and posing around here. Hell, he just got carded buying wine.

I used to love that we both look younger than our ages. When the Hub was trying on tuxedos for our wedding the salesclerk asked us which prom we getting ready for. I laughed so hard I had to leave the store to collect myself. 30-year-old Husband-cat basked in the glory.
Yes, I'm the Prom King. (image via Graphics Fairy)
But I guess that's age. One way or another how you feel and look is going to be disconnected. I remember pushing Grandma Madness' wheelchair around her nursing home so she could ogle the young physical therapists. She enjoyed the view in silence a bit and then sighed. "That part never really shuts off, you know. No matter how different--" she motioned at the wheelchair --"you look." All we can do is appreciate where we are now and not miss it.

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4 comments:

  1. I too look very young for my age. Goo genetics in that way. And what will keep me there no matter? Laughter. And we've got that in spades Ms. Ish.
    Love,
    Shalagh

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    1. That and pots of coffee!

      Smile lines are a hell of a lot more youthful than rage dents. :)

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  2. What I want to know is why all the men my age look like they are 15 years older than their age... ugh.

    Oh, maybe it is just albuquerque...

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    1. The sun! The sun and wind aging them all prematurely! That and men don't use lotion. They really need to use lotion...

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