Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Circus Freak

Last night was parent's orientation at the preschool. I got to go and meet all the new parents. The very young new parents. I laugh and joke a lot about being old to be Butterball's mom, but really it doesn't usually bother me. Until last night. I felt like a circus freak. Step right up. Pay a quarter to see the preschool's oldest mom. Please don't feed her. She is old and cranky and may bite. I came home and googled Botox, Restylane and Micro-Dermabrasion. Then I decided to find some pretty pictures to cheer me up.


I like pictures with pretty things and books. Yes, books are good.

A little stack here...

and here brings me joy and makes me happy.

Supposedly if you are happy, you look younger.


Books, flowers and butterflies..yes, I am feeling younger already.



I also made a decision....


No Botox. Yet. I have decided what I need is some new, cute shoes. Yes, shoes. That way everyone will look at my feet and not my face. For the record...Butterball will be turning 2 in November and I will be 45 in December. 45 really isn't that old, unless everyone else in the room is 30. My husband loves to remind me that I will be 50 when he enters 1st grade. Okay, I've admitted it, now we must never speak of this again.

P.S. I know I am very lucky to have Butterball. And I know there are moms out there older than I am. I know because I read about them in People magazine.

pictures from:
Todd Selby, Elle Decor, This is Glamorous, Walking Around

30 comments:

  1. you might be older than those other moms, but I know you are funnier! And you're not going to say it on your blog, so I will! You look like you're the same age as the young moms, and you always look like a million bucks. So bring on 45 and 50!

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  2. :) yes, you have me cracking up too... my mom was 42 when she had my little sister and now my sister is 12. i know she went through some of the same things & she's said she makes it a point to smile more because she thinks it makes her look younger/ nicer. :) it's become no thing for her now but i know in the beginning it was more of an issue in her mind. (and there are lots of other moms right around her age now that my sister's in a bigger school)

    I think we all have our own age insecurities too and sometimes mine's the other way around...

    xoxo,
    lauren

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  3. Don't be so hard on yourself! Shoes will definitely help :) In the meantime I am drooling over those pink hat boxes... very nice!

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  4. Oh you are just too funny! But why not laugh and make jokes...it's a whole lot better than crying right! Butterball will definitely keep you young no matter what the age.

    And yes, shoes and pretty clothes will definitely make you feel better!

    My best,
    Tricia

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  5. Stop it- you always look great! Remember Drew B was floored when we were 30 and he could not believe we were the same age? He said I looked like I had more miles on me! (Jerk)You always have looked younger than you are so don't sweat it!! And tell Bill to hush!

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  6. I agree with the first poster, I bet you are wittier and funnier than the other moms so they are feeling inadequate stacked up next to you.

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  7. One of the best things about having an older mom when I was a kid was that my mother was above all the catty, gossiping that went on among the mothers. That gossiping affected the girls and there were times when you could tell relationships between the kids were strained because the mothers were bickering.

    Now, as a result, I also didn't have a "cool" mom, but in retrospect, that was a good thing. By middle school, a lot of those moms were in denial about getting older and they were trying to wear the same clothes as their kids. It was kind of sad.

    Just wait...those 20 somethings are going to be coming to you for advice in no time. You'll be the sophisticated mom that knows more than all of them!

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  8. my mom was 43 when she had me. It's nice having older, more mature parents. They were a little more laid back..

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  9. Move to NYC and you will feel right at home! Seriously though, 45 is not old (Hello Courtney Cox and Demi Moore!), and even though I'm not a mom, I have feeling that you will enjoy being with the younger gals. You can all help keep each other young and current. :)

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  10. This post had me laughing out loud! My grandma was 41 when she had my mom, and when she passed away in 2005 she was over 100! Throughout her life, everyone always thought she was a minimum of ten years younger because she dressed so well and always wore age-appropriate makeup. Age ain't nuthin' but a number!

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  11. You crack me up! 45 is not THAT old. And it probably is a wise move to pass on the botox if you're planning on smiling more :) Love the pretty photos!

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  12. Honey, 45 is the new 30. So you look great (all of your friend say so), and you have stuff between your ears.
    In the meantime, shoes purchases should be soothing balm to any wounded vanity.

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  13. Well, I'm 59 with 10 year old twins--
    I'm well passed the comments about being the grandmother...I do get a huge chuckle out of the stress that these young parents put themselves and thier children through...
    if there's one thing I've learned- take a deep breath, and in the next second, things will change for the better.
    Go get the shoes.

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  14. Age is just a number! Of course, I might be singing a different tune when my number gets up there a bit :) But really. My granddad is 70+ and he could kick my butt in the gym on any given day (and has!).

    But yes, new shoes are good.

    Also, wish I could stack books on a chair in my house. It's just too tempting for a curious little dog!

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  15. Definitely get some gorgeous shoes! Everyone looks fabulous when they have great shoes!

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  16. Age is only a number! I think you're fresh and a lot of fun! Which is always important! I've been looking at some shoes lately as well :) Being preggers, it's the only shopping that's even close to being remotely fun.

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  17. Take the advice of one iconic beauty who aged with grace:

    "For attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, for a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone." -- Audrey Hepburn

    Have a beatiful day, Sissy!

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  18. Shoes solve everything (at least for the moment!)

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  19. ha! you're so funny. i am not the youngest mom in preschool either, turning 40 in december. but i damn sure know im the coolest. when in december is your bday?

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  20. For the record, I think your fabulous and let's not forget that half of the celebrity moms out there are over 40, including the fabulous SJP. I'm glad you found pretty pics to cheer you up.

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  21. stop it!! you know you aren't old and you certainly don't look it!

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  22. Being a young parent isn't all that glorious either. Most of the time you are broke from buying diapers and the latest Dora the Explorer toy. Just get some pink light bulbs for your house, it makes everyone look fabulous.

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  23. OMG, those built ins in that one pic. So gorg! And I'm sure you are just the age you meant to be to have your butterball!

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  24. You make me laugh! First, shoes really do make everything better! Second, you are so young! 40's look so good, look at Jennifer Anniston!

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  25. Sissy, you crack me up!!! You look at the oldest 35 :). Everyone thinks I'm still and high school and now I'm carrying around a 2 month old baby...sometimes I feel like a circus freak too. I can't believe butterball is starting school!

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  26. haha, you are too funny! I'm with everyone else, 45 is not old at all!! I bet you are way cooler than those little girls anyway, actually you ARE cooler than them!

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  27. Sissy- too funny. You are not old, at all! :) But yes... buy the shoes!

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  28. You're young & vibrant. At 43 I'm happier than I was 13 years ago. We know more & speak up.
    You rock!!
    And....
    The next time hubby reminds you in that joking smart ass way men do... say ya but at least I'll still have all my hair when he graduates.

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  29. Sissy--I am so glad I found your blog!! You're hilarious, talented and interesting. I just turned 48 last month (my son is 11) and it's great to be reading a blog that's written by someone close in age. I love that you do posts on your kids, fashion and home decor because I still love all that stuff and it's great that other women out there in my general age bracket (give or take a few years)are interested in the same thing.--Carolann

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