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Is It Me, Or Are Old Women Getting Younger?

Poise® Microliners and I want you to know that old women are getting younger, and this is a sponsored post for Socialstars. #LifesLittleLeaks

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When I was a kid, I couldn’t wait to get older. I really didn’t like having to get permission to do everything, and I counted down the days until I was a fully grown adult who could do what she wanted, when she wanted, and how she wanted. Surprisingly, though, now that I’m grown, that’s not even the best part of being an adult. You know what is, though? The lack of inhibition that I have all of a sudden. I remember being so embarrassed so easily about every little thing. There were some words that I wouldn’t even say because they made me feel uncomfortable. Fart? Nope. Poop? Not a chance. And don’t even get me started with genital parts. Now, however, I’m older and wiser, and it’s nothing for me to chat about things like, oh, say, light bladder leakage, with my friends. Oh yes. Maturity, honey. I gots it.

Alright, true story. I was talking on the phone the other day to one of my girlfriends who just had a baby. She was telling me how she was walking around a department store, looking for a new dress, when she felt a bit of a leak. She wasn’t sure what it was, but she knew it wasn’t pee. I told her about our dear friend, LBL, and she became concerned. It wasn’t about having the condition. She understood that it was just one of the casualties of motherhood. Her biggest concern was that she didn’t have any more room in her diaper bag, and an adult incontinence product just wouldn’t fit. What’s a mama to do? Fortunately, she’s friends with the Queen of Poise, so I shared all I know about Poise Microliners and their Super Absorbent Material (SAM) that keeps you dry all day. Needless to say, homegirl was impressed.

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Being an adult is a lot different than I thought it would be. I had no idea that my friends and I would still be having babies in our late thirties and early forties, and I definitely never imagined us having conversations about LBL and other (super normal) bodily functions. I thought for sure by this age, we’d all be retired and knitting or quilting, or whatever it is that I imagined “old” women do. It’s not like that at all, though. In fact, I think the perception of the little old lady who sits in a rocker watching life go on around her, is dead. Just about every single woman I know is active. Whether she’s chasing around her children, grandchildren, or her man (roar, honey!), she needs to be able to feel comfortable because she’s too busy to be embarrassed. Life’s little leaks are no match for the New Old Woman. She’s confident, and a little light bladder leakage ain’t gonna hold her back.

That’s right. Old women are getting younger, and we won’t stand for discomfort. We have no problem talking about light bladder leakage, having babies, or discussing genital parts. I think my younger self would be so proud!

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Saturday 20th of December 2014

I was thinking about how mature I felt because my generation is making the dinner at grandma's on Christmas eve. Then I realized that at 41 I should have felt mature a long time ago. I swear today's 40 year old is yesterday's 20 year old.


Sunday 21st of December 2014

Oh my gosh, Amy! I know! Every single day I think…wow…I drink COFFEE. I'm SUCH a grown up.