By Meredith Leigh Knight
Note: I chose women because men don’t really have this problem. I mean, come on, if they are gray, they look distinguished, if they are losing their hair, they can shave their heads and look cool, and if they are overweight, they can buy a sports car. Really, it’s just not fair.
[Disclaimer: Any resemblance to the author is purely coincidental as none of the following apply]
All of your children’s teachers, including the principal, are young enough to be your daughter, and they remind you of that fact by calling you ma’am. (Click here to read my post on how I became a ma'am)
You’re in the doctor’s office and find a great magazine. You can relate to all of the articles; you like the actresses who are profiled; the topics are relevant. You flip to the front and see that it’s a magazine for women over 40 (not saying 40 is old, mind you, and on the bright side, it could have been AARP magazine).
You have had a discussion at some point about the possibility of having to shave hair off of your face.
You can’t wait for menopause.
You quit drinking alcohol and switched to milk because you are worried about osteoporosis. And drinking gives you a headache anyway.
Your son asks why your hair turns gray and then turns back to “normal.”
And if you aren’t gray yet, you scrutinize every hair that comes out of your head in the sunlight to see if it’s “the one.”
Your parents are starting to have health problems or worse. L
You have to ask your eleven-year-old how to do things on the computer.
You show up at your reunion and think you are in the wrong place because you don’t recognize any of these old people.Your college-aged child’s sorority has 80s night in which they play “oldies” from the 80s, which happens to be when you graduated.
You cannot part with your curling iron and straightening irons remain a mystery.
You do not understand a word your teenager says.
When dealing with your kids, you feel a terrible sense of deja vu as you suddenly realize how your mom felt.Have any more to add? I would love to hear them.