Monday, March 10, 2008

Recognizing when you've reached THAT age - a handy guide

There's a really easy way to tell when you've achieved that certain level of maturity...

It's not when 20-somethings start calling you ma'am.

It's not when you start getting grey hairs. Nor yet when you start wondering when hell skirts got so short. Not even when you think that a night of dancing and vodka & Red Bulls is just too much work.

Its not when you look at a cute guy and your first thought is not 'rowr!' but 'good lord, comb your hair', not when you slam on your brakes and your arm insinctively flies out to protect the passenger, not even when your idea of being hot has more to do with flashes...

None of it.

What DOES tell you that you are now of THAT age, ready to ake your matronly place in the Halls of Maturity?

Its when your MOTHER now views you as peer and forwards raunchy sex jokes to you, to your dad's utter horror. And THEN calls to ask if you got it.

Please pass the Clorox and the qtips, I have some grey matter to santitize.


Mommy Brain said...

Ewwwwwwww! Although, that's good news because so far I've been called ma'am, have grey hair, think skirts are awfully short these days, etc. But I, thankfully, have yet to get a rauchy forward from my MIL or Stepmom. Whew!

Betsey Booms said...

How will I know? My mother has ALWAYS done that. :(

queenrandom said...

Well in that case, I am well older than you, cuz my mom started that stuff when I was a teen. But my mom's definitions of too much information are wildly different from the rest of the world :P

Alpha Dude 1.5 said...

Okay, now THAT's funny!
Glad to have you back.


my4kids said...

Fortunatly my mother is way to proper to send those! My dad sends them to my husband though....bad enough.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Ma'am - check
grey hair - check (a few)
skirt length triple takes - check
grooming tips to the young - check
momma arm - check

hot flashes - not yet, hopefully not for awhile

Mother sending raunchy jokes my way - not yet, hopefully never

:) Very funny post!!!

Curiosity Killer said...

Mwaaa haa ha ha ha ha ha!!! That is funny!!