I had this conversation a few weeks ago with the mother of Honeyman's best friend.
It was his( the friend) 40th birthday and we were discussing how you just never really think that someday you are going to be your parent's age.
It's just out there and not really something that is ever gonna happen.
And I have decided that I am not turning 40.
Kiddo says I have to. That come October, I have no choice.
I do so.
I choose 39 part deux.
And this is my ten reasons that I am staying 39 forever.
1. At 40, I turn old.
Kiddo says 40 is old. And I am not going to be old. I refuse!
2. No mammograms.
I had my baseline at 35 and that was enough. No more! And I really love how the lady with the flattest chest in the world tells me it doesn't hurt. Well, of course it doesn't hurt HER. She has nothing to stick in that vice.
3. I don't want my body to fall apart.
My mil keeps saying once you are 40 your body starts falling apart. Like taking meds and having surgeries. Maybe that's just her but I am not taking any chances.
4. I don't want bifocals.
My optometrists says once I hit 40, I will soon be in them. That is the magic age for most people. Not me. Never turning 40. Ain't happening.
5.No body sag.
So far exercise works for me in the butt area. But in the end gravity and age will win. So, I must prevent the age part.
Kiddo already tells me my boobs are longer than hers. They don't sag that much. I hope.
6. I never want grey hair.
I know. Who does? I have two sisters older than me. One no grey. The other with plenty of it. It all depends which side of the family I would take after.
That is- if I turned 40. Which I am not doing.
7. No crow's feet for this chick.
Or other wrinkles. I might not look 25 anymore, but I don't have wrinkles and I'd like to keep it that way.
8. Don't age spots come at 40 or somewhere around there?
Those lovely brown spots. I already have major permanent dishpan hands. I don't need age spots to go with them.
9. 40 means I am old enough to be a grandma.
And no. Don't tell me I am now. La La La- I can't hear you.
10. I don't want the weight shift.
I heard a famous person one time say that when you reach your 40s you lose inches one place and gain it in the waist.
People, it was a famous person. So, of course that has to be what happens.
I don't want that to happen. I can't have that happen.
So, I'm staying put.
I must say that I do have much wisdom that comes with age.
But, that age will be ...