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Parenting, Rope-worthy

Time to act my age

You know how kids say the darndest, cutest things?

Teenagers don’t.

We’re going to a dinner dance Friday night to support breast cancer research and I need to wear something pink (natch).

Casting around in my mind for options, I remembered a cute pale-pink sheath dress Catherine bought a while back for a party. At the dinner table last night, I asked if I might wear it.

“NO!” she said.

When I pressed her for a reason she said: “Because you’re 46.”

Well.

OK then.

Good thing she didn’t tell me how she really feels.

The dress I’m too old to wear. Being worn by its rightful owner.

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “Time to act my age

  1. Wow! Love this show of love and solidarity! Thanks, ladies!

    Posted by Terri S. Vanech | September 17, 2012, 12:36 pm
  2. You’d look fabulous in it!

    Posted by Karen Waggoner | September 17, 2012, 12:32 pm
  3. You can absolutely wear that dress!!!! She should be proud her mother likes her clothes and appreciates her good taste.

    Posted by Mary | September 17, 2012, 12:23 pm
  4. I know you can carry off that cute pink dress. What does the back look like? Change up the shoes and it will have a completely different look. Catherine is underestimating the power of YOU, don’t buy into her ageism 🙂

    Posted by Kathy | September 17, 2012, 8:35 am
  5. Tell her that her cousin would be very disappointed. Laura let me wear a dress that she had from homecoming and even helped me do my make-up! She should celebrate the fact that you look so good!

    Posted by Jacquie | September 17, 2012, 8:06 am

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