Dear Aging Process,

I don’t know exactly when you 1st became visible in my life, but I’m beginning to see you more and more frequently.  I see you in the mirror as I apply makeup to cover you up.  I see you in the tiny laugh lines around my husband’s eyes when he smiles.  I see you when cashiers at Wal-Mart call me ma’am and then fail to card me for a bottle of wine.  I see you as friends gear up to celebrate their 40th birthdays.  And most recently, I see you when the baby-sitter comes over, and despite the fact that I feel as if it wasn’t so long ago that I was as young and carefree as she is, I just realized she’s closer in age to my son than she is to me.

I never thought I’d be the type of person who would be bothered by you.  I thought I’d gracefully accept the wrinkles and the grey hairs and chalk them up to a life well lived.  Although I have yet to see a grey hair on my head or noticeable wrinkles, and I have over a half a decade before I’ll be joining my friends in their 40’s, I have suddenly begun feeling OLD.  And I have a feeling I’m not going to be so gracefully accepting of you as you continue to make yourself more visible.
So Aging Process, could you please slow down a little bit?  I may be young at heart, but that doesn’t make the age defying moisturizers any cheaper.

Wife on the RC

10 Comments on Dear Aging Process

  1. Love this! I am now at a point where I can totally relate. It seemd to have happened overnight!

    I look somewhat younger than my real age. The other night, I told the babysitter just how old I was and she about choked. Then she said "Wow, I just thought you were a young mom!" I felt my age at that point!


  2. Oh my word. I just posted about the fact that Asians don't age (until menopause)!

    If it's any help, I offer a 15% military discount for Mary Kay. đŸ™‚

  3. I blame the whole aging thing on my kiddos. I was young before they came along making me feel old. My oldest is a high school freshman. The nerve of that kiddo, making me feel older than I need to be.

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