So, I couldn't leave it alone, could I? I had to take it one step further, didn't I? I had to ask -- "do I seem old to you"? Her answer was -- "no -- well, yes, sometimes". Hmmmm.......I think I need further clarification from her. Is it my appearance? Well, I am sure I look my age -- well, maybe not QUITE my age but not far from. Is it my clothes? Well, we do tend to differ in clothing styles. Is it my attitude -- ok, every once in a while I open my mouth and my mother pops out -- I will agree but my mother had those attitudes when she was far younger than my age.
I don't think I have "old" habits or mannerisms (and I absolutely loathe the color lavender). I read a lot of the same books as my daughter and I still listen to rock and roll music -- current stuff as well as "oldies" (there is that word again), we watch the same movies and I am pretty current on pop culture -- I mean if those Kardashian girls were mine they would be so grounded! I will admit to complaining about my joints hurting but then, they hurt when I was younger than my daughter is now.
So, what makes us appear a certain way to other people? Is it just because she knows my age or maybe if she feels older then I must be much older. I don't know. I look at people like Stevie Nicks, who is a couple of years older than me, and yes, she has aged very well in spite of herself. In person I am not sure what she would look like but on television she looks pretty darn good. I can't even comment on the recent media flurry of Christie Brinkley's appearance. So, does this mean I should cut my hair so I don't look so much like a bag lady or maybe make it blond? More makeup? Yuck.
I think I need to have more conversation with my daughter. Or should I? Hmmm...slippery slope, there, slippery slope.