Of a Certain Age

25 Feb

“It happens to women ‘of a certain age,'” I used to hear my mother say, without any idea what it meant. I think I’ve finally figured it out.

When I see kids walking around without coats or hats even on nice days like today, I think “where is your mother?”

I only allow even myself dessert if I’ve eaten my veggies.

When I see kids going up the slide on the playground I look around for the adult in charge.

I add layers to Mister when I’M cold.

Oh no. It happened. I’ve reached the age of…MOTHER.

What age have you reached? What certain age is your writing? Your characters?


Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Character, Process


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2 responses to “Of a Certain Age

  1. salsanpeeps

    February 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I think I turned into my mother also… I don’t know why I reached that conclusion recently, but I did.

    • cocoanqueso

      March 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

      I’m not sure I can reply to this without offending you or your mother (my mother-in-law) so I’m going to let this one go…


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