Guest blogger Dani Klein Modisett: I'm not gonna lie. Three to four nights a week I fall asleep on the couch watching TV. The kids are finally asleep and I settle in for a little at-home entertainment. Less than half an hour later, I'm out cold. My husband usually nudges me and suggests I get in bed and get a decent night's sleep instead of courting a stiff neck.
I stumble to the bedroom and see the bathroom in my peripheral vision. "Gee, I should probably go wash and moisturize my face and brush my teeth ..." I keep walking and flop myself on the bed. Not a good choice. Because I'm seeing spots on my face lately. Not pimples ... age spots.
Because I'm aging.
But I have a reunion coming up, so I must fight this scourge -- without needles or surgery, because I'm a wimp. I decide to go to CVS in search of what my friend -- who's always been more "girly" than me -- calls a "skin regimen."
Uh oh. What's my skin type? Oily? Dry? Normal? And then I see the one word that describes my current condition: MATURE. "For Mature Skin" it says on the bottle.
Oh sh*t. There it is. I have "mature" skin? When did that happen? And when is the rest of me going to catch up? When am I going to keep track of my checks, for instance? Or make a grocery list? Or plan for my retirement? Or retire?
I stick the box under my armpit and slink to the register the same way I used to hide my diaphragm crème in college.
|Dani Klein Modisett is the mother of 1-year-old Gideon (pictured) and 5-year-old Gabriel. She is comedy writer/creator/producer of the show "Afterbirth...stories you won't read in Parents magazine." An anthology of stories from this show will be published by St. Martin's Press., in stores in May 2009.|