The Lisas suspect that other people are having fuller and more enriching mid-life crises than we are. While pondering our main character’s response to her own crappy crisis, we googled about a bit. We discovered that we indeed are as one with many forty-something women around the nation.
Do we, deep in our hearts, increasingly question the value of the things we have achieved? Check.
Do we suffer from fatigue, boredom, irritability and self-doubt? Aren’t enough checks in the world to cover those, sister.
Do we spend more time daydreaming or fantasizing? Ha! We think we can get a book published; there is no end to our rich fantasy life.
Use alcohol and food more? We think “use” is such a harsh and judgmental term.
Just as we felt ourselves to be in total solidarity with our sad compatriots, we got to the last point in the article. Some women apparently get involved in relationships with men younger than themselves in an effort to feel more vibrant and deny their own aging. We can’t help but wonder:
Really?! Are there indeed a lot of young hunks out there with overwhelming interest in forty-something ladies? Do they like the gentle swell of burgeoning double chins? The pear-shaped torsos? Maybe it’s the wrinkled capris with the waistband sitting firmly where the waist once was. Combined with tennis shoes and ankle socks, and a nice cotton top from Sears, we think that’s a look that says, “Hey, baby.”
Do these youthful men yearn to trace the wrinkles extending in crow’s feet from our eyes? Or smooch on the lips which have deeply engraved lines extending in lip-stick filled trenches up to our nostrils? Do they long to find out just what happens when our gravity defying brassieres are removed?
Frankly, we think not. When we read this, we laughed so hard we almost lost our hard-earned bladder control. It’s not as though we even want to have adulterous affairs, but we don’t want to miss out on any aspect of our well-deserved mid-life crises. We are paying for them with insomnia, aforementioned bladder issues, and hair sprouting in places no hair has sprouted from before. We want them to be all they can be.
Note to Handsome and Youthful Men who feel Touched in their Hearts by our moving blog: The Lisas remain firmly committed to monogamy. If you are looking for a frisky relationship with a woman whose multiple pregnancies have left her abdomen loose enough that even gentle activity causes it to swing around like a separate entity with a life of its own, you will have to look elsewhere. Sorry.
P.S. TOL (The Other Lisa) speaks for herself – call me