SNARLOTTA WROTE: …Lo and behold there was a picture of him on his university’s web site. and i immediately thought, ooh, hot older guy!…and then i saw in his CV that he graduated from college a year after I did.
JULI WROTE: I’ve had more advice from women my age to color, saying “We’re too young to go gray.” Um, no we are not. We are coloring BECAUSE we are gray.
CHRIS WROTE: I got an email and picture from a former classmate and almost went into cardiac arrest! This person looked “old”. The white hair, wrinkles, the whole enchilada as they say!! No No, this can’t be.
JULIE WROTE: My 87-yr-old mother in law reminds me that compared to her I am young and beautiful so “shut up and enjoy it!!!”
AMY WROTE: Waiting in line with all the 21-year-olds who were dressed up in 80s clothes–they were BORN the year I graduated from high school! There is no way I am wearing 80s clothes again- I did that. I lived it and loved it, and to them it is just this retro trendy kitsch thing. Good lord, I could be their MOM!
LEANNE WROTE: This “hot” thing can make a complete circle. I devote a lot of time to myself because I can now, in my 40s. And when the compliments start, it’s hard to go back.
HEIDI WROTE: I commented to my husband that I was going to be 41 this summer which was just fine by me. He reminded me that the year is 2009 and that I will actually be 42. Now, THAT seemed rather old!
LAURA WROTE: I turned 32 this week, and am no longer officially young (thanks to Asher Roth’s MILF age qualifier of being at least 32 – I don’t even have KIDS, and I’m officially a frigging MILF?). When did I cross the line from Miss to Ma’am?
MS. BENTLEY WROTE: I knew I was a Formerly when I walked into my father-in-law’s house (for a family dinner) sporting my new short and (I thought) hip hair style. The first thing that flew out my (younger) brother in law’s mouth was, “wow, you got a new hair-do! It’s so *mom-ish*.” Yikes! All I could hear were the words echoing in my head…*mom-ish*…*mom-ish*…*MOM-ISH*!!! Not the look I was going for.