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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.”


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.

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.


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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