Friday, April 8, 2011

A Different View

I wonder if this getting older thing will ever set in. It's so strange how it doesn't happen over night, but one day you wake up and things are just different. You feel different, you look different. You think about things differently.

I remember when I was a teenager my parents always teased me about the guys I liked. They were always these tiny scrawny guys that looked more like little boys then almost men. I hated facial hair and chest hair, anything that made a guy look over 14. I spent more time that I'd like to admit waiting in line for stupid boy band concerts, and spent more money that I'd like to admit on stupid boy band CDs. I guess that is part of the whole teenage experience.

I look at Justin Bieber, and I try to understand. I try to make myself go back 12 years ago when I was 15 and see what all the fuss is about. His songs are catchy, and he apparently is a rags to riches story which I love. But his looks. He looks like a little lesbian to me, and that is all I see. Not that there is anything wrong with lesbians (little ones included), but I just don't get the big fuss. Don't get me started on the swirly hair. I think maybe in 20 years he will be good looking.

While I'm married, I'm still a woman so if I see an attractive man go by he will probably catch my eye for a second. If a hot blond walks by when I'm with Jimmy I usually ask him if she is pretty. Not because I'm jealous, I'm just curious. And he was probably looking anyway. I’m not blind or stupid. Most times the girls he thinks are hot I don’t, and the girls that I think are super pretty he doesn't. To each his own I guess? It’s so weird how differently we look at people as men and women.

Anyway, somewhere a long the line I started looking at old guys instead of young guys. Guys with gray hair, guys with chest hair, guys with laugh lines around their eyes. Guys in their 40's (Gerard Butler anyone?). It's odd. When did this happen? I guess I could never be a cougar. One, I'm married. Two, I just don't like younger guys anymore.

Maybe that is why I honestly think my husband is much better looking now than he was 5 years ago. Not that I don't think he was good looking then. But he has filled out a bit thanks to Bank of America, and his face looks older. I love it. He looks his best at 30 and I think it will only get better from here, lucky me!

5 comments:

Megan said...

Amen.

Audrey Spence said...

Jimmy finally looks older than 12? That's so exciting! Hahahaha... I couldn't resist. It's funny how much we change. Chest hair used to gross me out but I don't mind on Scott. I used to hate facial hair on guys and I don't mind Scott's scruff. I've noticed that as I get older I have less patience with stupid teenagers and the petty things they freak out over. My sister probably gets sick of me saying it but I don't want her to stress over the things I did that mean nothing now. Oh if we knew then what we knew now... I guess we wouldn't have so many funny stories to tell though :)

racheyroy said...

Cory and I are the same on who we think is attractive or not. He cannot believe that I don't think certain guys are hott and some of the girls he things are good looking I just don't see anything attractive about. Weird.

racheyroy said...

Cory and I are the same on who we think is attractive or not. He cannot believe that I don't think certain guys are hott and some of the girls he things are good looking I just don't see anything attractive about. Weird.

racheyroy said...

Cory and I are the same on who we think is attractive or not. He cannot believe that I don't think certain guys are hott and some of the girls he things are good looking I just don't see anything attractive about. Weird.