I saw a preview on an entertainment show for TLC’s new Extreme Cougar Wives reality show (see a write up on Huffington Post here). And I have to say – as a woman who has long been labeled as a cougar – EWWWWW! Apparently I was in the minor leagues when it came to cougaring as the preview featured a 76 year old who was going after a 25 year old. Not only is this guy old enough to be her kid, he is old enough to be her grand kid. Did I already say EWWWWW!?
Okay, that did it for me. My days of cougaring are over. True, I have a boyfriend and he is a whopping four years younger than me – so, I have been outside the cougaring mode for awhile; but, I have seen the future my friends and it wasn’t pretty. Uff dah.
It is amazing how moments of clarity come to you. There was something about the 76 year old’s attitude that reminded me of myself and I recognized at that instant that I didn’t like what I was seeing. It was as if I was visited by the future Carol and given an opportunity to see where my current choices would take me.
Message received universe…message received.
Day one thousand two hundred and twenty-nine of the new forty – obla di obla da