I spy with my little eye … Me! Eek!
It has happened. That next age leap acknowledgement.
You know how other people notice more when someones child has grown, but the parents are pretty much oblivious to the minute changes as they see them on a daily basis? It’s really not until a photo jolts you into acknowledging it, or you just suddenly catch sight of them in a different light.
It happened to me today. But it wasn’t my son.
I was suddenly OLD! Well, old-er anyway. I saw myself, not as some photos tell me I look, but as I really must look.
There’s a HUGE mirror on the wall right before I turn left into my office. I glanced up deep in thought and caught sight of me – as, well … me!
The videos on my ‘Debauchery in the Soup Aisle’ post were weird enough for me to watch, but to see ‘Amanda in her 40’s’ was quite sobering. (And that’s saying a LOT considering I don’t drink).
I went from this:
To this: (I’m the one on the very right)
To this: (That’s my best friend on the left by the way – she’ll be dragged into the blog at a later date ;p)
To THIS today! (At 43 1/2)
Have to admit, my hair is looking cute LOL! Loving the tendrils.
Now, I don’t spend a lot of time looking in the mirror, so the experience was jarring to say the least.
But! As my mom has always answered to “what do you want to be when you grow up?”
“A very old lady!”
Sure beats the alternative!!
Guess I really should rethink the whole waiting a while before entertaining the thought of finding a soul mate … before I prune completely away!
Posted on November 14, 2012, in Humor, Motherhood and tagged do I really look like that?, getting older, I spy with my little eye, mirror. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.
You were a cheerleader? That explains A LOT… 😀
LOL! WHAT does that explain? The fact that I am willing to embarrass myself in public? 😉
Sure…that’s it… 😉
ha ha ha nice pic story but old part is sign of negativity you know 😀
reality creeping in … not a spring chicken anymore LOL!
but it will take time and you are welcoming it so early, rock your life baby 😉
I’m just noticing it’s happening. I was just merrily going along and BOOM. 😉
women are always difficult, watch Ted 🙂 and tell me that how I can earn some money online. Also I’ve an idea to sell pics of Pakistani animals, birds and other natural things. Photo blog would be awesome.
This is hilllarious!!! Totally can relate.Im 53, and look younger now than 10 years ago, ’cause I gained 20 pounds. Shoot. Cant win.LOL
Thanks. LOL! It just happens so suddenly! 😉