Friday, April 13, 2007

Mid-life

I got this in an email and thought it was fantastic and had to share it. Unfortunately I can relate to a lot of it lol.


I've seen two shows lately that went on and on about how mid-life is a great time for women. Just last week Oprah had a whole show on how great menopause will be... Puhleeeeeeeze! I've had a few thoughts of my own and would like to share them with you. Whether you are pushing 40, 50, 60 (or maybe even just pushing your luck) you'll probably relate.Mid-life is when the growth of hair on our legs slows down. This gives us plenty of time to care for our newly acquired mustache. In mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wing spans. We are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.Mid-life is when you can stand naked in front of a mirror and you can see your rear without turning around.Mid-life is when you go for a mammogram and you realize that this is the only time someone will ask you to appear topless.

Life is when you want to grab every firm young lovely in a tube top and scream, "Listen honey, even the Roman empire fell and those will too."

Mid-life brings wisdom to know that life throws us curves and we're sitting on our biggest ones.Mid-life is when you look at your-know-it-all, beeper-wearing teenager and think: "For this I have stretch marks?"In mid-life your memory starts to go. In fact the only thing we can retain is water.Mid-life means that your Body By Jake now includes Legs By Rand McNally --more red and blue lines than an accurately scaled map of Wisconsin.

Mid-life means that you become more reflective...You start pondering the "big" questions. What is life? Why am I here? How much Healthy choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?But mid-life also brings with it an appreciation for what is important. We realize that breasts sag, hips expand and chins double, but our loved ones make the journey worthwhile. Would any of you trade the knowledge that you have now, for the body you had way back when? Maybe our bodies simply have to expand to hold all the wisdom and love we've acquired. That's my philosophy and I'm sticking to it!

4 comments:

Ruth.... said...

Well put, Kathie...mmmm I don't mind clicking up to the ol' middle age thing..especially if it means no more nappies!! hehe Mind you, I so hate it when you see adds in the magazines and on telly and the close ups of butts and thighs are obviously of 17 year olds. It gives our girls wierd ideas of what's 'normal' and impossible goals to attempt to obtain. Grrrrr (pass another Tim Tam)

Kerry said...

Lol that was a good one!
That reminds me I am due for a moustache wax.

Little Miss Kylie said...

Y'know way back when I was a teenager, I was one of those girls who could eat anything she liked and not gain an ounce.

Yet, I still refused to go swimming without wearing a tshirt over my togs.

I was so insecure that I failed to realise I had a great body.

Now that I'm in my mid-thirties, I just don't give a damn. Yes, smack bang on my thirtieth birthday my metabolism changed and I started to gain weight.

The funny thing is, I'm more secure as a person and more comfortable in my own skin. What's more, I wouldn't trade the knowledge I've acquired for the body I used to have.

I even love my stretch marks.

Little Miss Kylie said...

So, there's no email to contact you on for your interview. I'll just have to do it here.

(Remember to include the instructions)

1. Leave me a comment saying "Interview me."

2. I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the
questions.

3. You will update your weblog with the answers to the
questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to
interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will
ask them five questions.

Okay, here are your questions:

1. If you knew in advance you would be stranded on a desert island for six months and you could only take three things with you, what would they be and why?

2. What is your all time top favourite book and why?

3. Do you still think you'll be blogging in ten years from now?

4. If you could change one thing (and only one) about the world we live in, what would it be and why?

5. Is there any one event that you think has shaped your life and if so, what was it?

There are your questions Kathie... remember to follow the instructions.