Monday, November 17, 2008

The Sagging Truth

I was nearly 37 when Daughter was born. Depending on her time to enter "womanhood" and my time to gracefully exit said state, we could be gearing up to have major hormonal battles around these here parts in a couple of years. Who will win? A menopausal-raging, already loosely wound mother or a young teen with her whole life ahead of her?

Stay tuned. It could prove to be an interesting battle.

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What made this come to mind most recently is Daughter's desire for -- and, yikes!, true need for -- a real bra coupled with my desire to be free of such restraints. I hate wearing a bra. And, please, don't offer up any fitting advice or any such nonsense. The fact is that I just don't like the constraint. I never have. And the older I get -- and maybe the more I need it -- the less I'm putting up with it.

So while Daughter relishes in her new-found contraption...

...I relish in my own. Sagging truth be damned.

[Okay, any bets on what kind of odd searches find this post? Move along people, these photos can easily be found on Target and Banana Republic.]

8 comments:

Marcy said...

Being one of the former womanhood participants and having now been head of the hag movement for a few years, I'm betting on Mom winning. Enjoy the relative peace and quiet!!

the mama bird diaries said...

My girls as teenagers makes me terribly nervous. I was so wretched to my own mother.

Tara R. said...

I could not agree more with you on the whole bra torture. I HATE them, but as I get older, it is a kindness to the general public that I continue to wear one.

D... said...

Interesting twist. My daughter & I are the opposite. I had to buy her a new "real" one this weekend. You would have thought I was torturing her. I don't know if she hates them or if she's in denial about the need for them.

I, on the other hand, feel so much better with one on. I like the support for my busty self.

Janet said...

I know what you mean. I was 41 when the Queen was born, and we have often joked that I will hit menopause about the time she hits puberty. The Mountain Man and DeBoy will probably kick us both out of the house.

Bubba's Sis said...

I hate wearing a bra, too, and only do if absolutely necessary. And with my size, it's usually only necessary if I'm going out, and not always even then!

Daughter's bra is too big for me. Wondering where she got THOSE genes!

Tammy said...

I raised two hormonal teenagers on my own. We all were on the same hormonal clock. I knew when I survived that, ALS would not stand a chance. Good luck!

P.S. I hate bras. ;)

Beck said...

I love my bras! They keep my boobs from bugging my knees.

The Girl is YEARS away from needing a bra. Possibly a whole decade. That's just the way we roll.

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