May 13, 2004

The 60-something woman wannabe

I saw the cutest bunch of elderly ladies in a Geo Tracker today. Two in the front with the most amazing L'Oreal red hair and another, rather stooped, woman in the back seat.

Eating BIG cones from Dairy Queen. I bet they were larges, but they were pretty cut into by the time I pulled up next to them.

While smiling broadly at these obviously happy little ladies, I was struck by my situation as a young woman, and theirs. They get to eat big ice cream cones without the fear of fitting into that pair of jeans. Have you seen the comfy clothes they wear? Pants with elastic. Oversized shirts. Pre-matched suits. Flats without pinchy toes or high heels.

They don't have kids to take care of--just grandchildren to spoil--then give them back.

Many have time to give back to the community through organizations and church functions.

They are wiser.

I really wish I could do and be all of these things. Eat huge ice cream cones. Wear pajama-like clothes that are still acceptable by society. Spoil kids that aren't mine. Help out more. Be wise.

However, there are some drawbacks. Mortality. Wrinkles (Botox could fix that). I would think of more, but I am really liking this idea, so I won't undermine my argument anymore.

Amanda Cochran: a rocking chairing, ice cream eating, pajama-wearin' honest-to-goodness elderly woman wannabe. That is not to say that I don't like being young--I do. It's just that wouldn't it be fun to step out of yourself for just a little while and try something new without the restrictions society, family, you place upon yourself? Sure you would be stepping into another realm of barriers, but also an entire set of freedoms you never experienced before.

Did I mention the ice cream?

Posted by Amanda Cochran at May 13, 2004 11:25 PM

Cute. I think we'll be those old ladies some day, dear. Chowing down on icecream and laughing while we drive from a grandchild's birthday party. You'll be Great Auntie Amanda to my kid's kids. They'll know you as well as they'll know me. ;^)

And if their houses really are made of metal, we'll make 'em get shingles the old-fashioned way, haha.

Posted by: Karissa at May 18, 2004 8:43 AM

And we won't need a script then. haha

Posted by: Amanda at May 18, 2004 3:14 PM
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