I just turned 29. I learned this week that when you say you’re 29, people think you’re lying. They think you are in your 30’s but still hanging on to your twenties. I resent having to convince a woman last week that I, indeed, just turned 29. This brings me to the concept of anti-aging.
Here’s the deal. The moment my darling son made his appearance, I looked 10 years older. At first we attributed it to a very difficult delivery (understatement alert), then to baby weight, then exhaustion, and now…exhaustion? I don’t know what it is now, except that I used to have the time to work a little harder on me. It sounds vain, but you ladies know what I mean. Even an extra 20 minutes in the bathroom can do wonders. And I am ALWAYS in speed racer mode now. There is either a toddler banging on the shower door (or worse, he’s not-so where is he?) or napping and I have a million other things to do before he wakes. Shaving my legs is simply a luxury I can’t afford. 🙂
Anti-aging is what happens to some women after their kids (all of them) get through that exhausting infant/toddler time and they finally can take some care of themselves. You see them drop weight, get regular haircuts, cute clothes, lose the eye-baggage, and magically even seem more tan and glowy (I’m pretty sure the simple concept of sleep contributes to this look). This doesn’t happen to all women, but I definitely have seen this phenomenon in several women in my life. I actually heard the term on Jon and Kate plus 8, when in one of the interviews, Jon told Kate she was anti-aging. Let me tell you, Kate is the epitome of anti-aging!! Those who have seen the videos of Kate in the days when she had 6 infants know that she was tired. And who wouldn’t be?? Now that her kids are older, and they obviously can afford to have some help, the woman is slammin’. And I met her in person, the camera doesn’t do her justice, she was stunning. (wow, girl crush much?).
As much as I love being a mother and look forward to doing it again, I have come to terms with the fact that I have to get through ALL the baby stuff before I can move on. It’s scientific fact people.
My point is this, I’m looking forward to my 30’s. I plan to finish having children (ask Stu for the synopsis of his “I want lots of babies speech”-Oh, never mind, that sums it up), enjoy them, shave my legs, and begin anti-aging. Kate, call me.