Monday, June 30, 2008

This Isn't What I Signed Up For!

Ok, we all know that as we age things change. Our bodies fall victim to gravity, the hair starts to thin and so many other things happen. When I was a preteen running around junior high (Yeah it was called junior high back then NOT middle school so shut up!! lol) I never thought that one day I would be considered…..dare I even say it…..MIDDLE AGED! UGH!!!

One day, my mother and I were in the midst of extreme errrand running. Oh its a sport my friend..trust me. I parked my car at our first stop of the day and reached up above my head to pull down the sun visor and gave myself a once over to make sure I looked presentable before getting out of the car. As I looked I noticed something I wasn't too happy about. I moved in closer to get a better look. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing! I had…oh goodness…I had BAGS under my eyes!!!

I shrieked, “MOM!!!! I have bags under my eyes!!! I’m getting old!!!

She just ever so calmly looks over at me and says, “Your grandmother had them too.”

*blank stare*

Is there a state in this country where murdering mothers is legal. *sigh*

30 People saying stuff:

Jeni said...

When I was little, people often told me I had eyes like my Dad's family. Nice, I thought then. As I grew up, I could never really seem to pinpoint which side of my ancestry I resembled -not earth shattering exactly, but gee I wondered about this anyway. Recently, a friend and former neighbor frequently tells me that everytime she sees me she thinks how much I now look like my grandmother. And I think to myself, my goodness, am I THAT old already? Guess I am, huh?

Smilf said...

AHH!! No she didn't say that! I think my big thing is I am spotting wrinkles now that weren't there just a couple of years ago. Getting older just sucks I think. Period.

charmcitygirl said...

I am so with you.

For me, the reality of being middle age came when I was out shopping with my teenage daughters and noticed that the guys were all looking at my daughter and not noticing me anymore at all. What a blow to the ego!

Days like These! said...

They give too much time for taking out ya moms. Ask me how I know! ;)

LOL

:::::kidding::::

durtymo said...

LOL@ THAT!!!!

hahahahahahah! Po thang..get more sleep and drink more water. You'll be fine.

dc_speaks said...

uh oh...

Thanks for the birthday well wishings.

I have to agree with DurtyMo. Follow that and you will be just fine.

WomensDaily said...

Bags under the eyes= evil

Sandi McBride said...

sorry, the answer is no...murdering mothers is matricide no matter where you live. And be careful flying, the freaking airlines will be charging you for bringing THEM aboard next!
Sandi

Suze's Sass said...

Let me know if there is as my mom reminded me that my ass was getting bigger!

SSC said...

When I gain weight I get bags under my eyes. However my mother tells me that its heredity. She has them as well.

Diva your so funny, I bet your a stunning. From what my mother tells me and I find it true, we get better with age. Kind of like really good wine!!!

restaurantrefugee said...

a few random thoughts...
extreme errand running is a sport in the same way that cocktailing is a sport - every amatuer thinks they can do it but they really should leave it to the professionals.
older women are almost always more interesting than hair-twirlling, gum-chewing, flibidigibits, in flipflops.

KT said...

ugh i'm getting wrinkles all up the wazoo. lol. i hate it.

Melissa said...

Well, I had to giggle when I read this because it sounds like my entire family. My right ankle has been hurting when I wake up in the morning, not at night when I've been on my feet all day, but in the morning after sleeping, makes no sense to me.

My Mom says, "Well, I started getting arthritis when I around your age." I have given the evil Mother stare many times.

Eb the Celeb said...

hahahah... dont you just love your mother... my mom referred to me today as almost being 30 as a reason for me not being able to do something... I completely forget what it was since that totally threw me off... I just turned 27 last month... that is NOT almost 30.. yeah... mothers are so non supportive and insensitive when it comes to talking about age

Mizrepresent said...

lol, bags under the eyes just means you are tired, not getting old. Girl, we and i say a big WE are not getting old, we are getting better, believe that and just keep pampering yourself when the need arises an of course before then and believe me you will be fine!

Trixie said...

I'm sure if looks could kill, she would have been dead! lol!

Terri said...

yeah I know the feeling. At 37, just this past year I noticed all kinds of wrong going on with me. I'm not happy about it, but what can you do? :o)

TravelDiva said...

LMBAO! That is a riot!

lisa q. said...

Oh God! The bags under my eyes scare the crap out of little children! And hey, if you find that legal mother murdering state let me know! ;)

minijonb said...

she means well. really. and when the contract killer takes her out, make sure he tells her that. just so there's no hard feelings, ya know? j/k

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Gotta love Moms! No really.....you have to....you get NO CHOICE! :)

1/3 of what I used to be said...

Lol Im sure you still look good for your age. I have bags under my eyes from lack of sleep so dont feel bad lol

*~*Cece*~* said...

Yeah I realized I was hitting middle aged when I began coloring my hair every month/month & half. That wasn't due to the fact that I wanted to go from light to dark or anything, no, it was to cover up the few gray's that I noticed have began multiplying like fricken Gremlins!

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

extrem errand running sounds like a sport in x games lol

Cat said...

I am so paranoid about the whole wrinkle bit, dark circles, bags. I'm still in my twentie and trying to be all preventative with my skin care program. Nothing beats having your dad ask you if you do light facial peels (I quickly then rushed to Sephora for some maintence-did I look that bad?) geez

Ann(ie) said...

I have bags under me eyes, grey hairs and a muffin top. feh. Aging sucks and I'm due for spa weekend in a bad way!

Don said...

with myself headed towards the dreaded middle age i can definitely co-sign this post. now, after enjoying your read, i think it's time i came to grips with getting older.

i see you've changed your blog furniture around. welcome to the dark side. LOL.

and thanks for your continued read. i appreciate you.

CarmenSinCity said...

heheheheheh - that's too funny!! I am noticing a lot more wrinkles and I'm just really not enjoying this getting old process - it totally sucks.

Claudia said...

Wow. Your mom zinged you lol!

MysTery said...

Don't kill your mom! lol