Have you ever noticed in middle age to older couples that the women seem to look older than the man? True to my introvert ways, I find myself people watching and have noticed the same thing. Even now in my thirties people have always thought that my husband was younger than myself. He is two years older than me, so quite honestly I get a little peeved when people make the comment ” how much younger is your husband than you?”, okay i get outright pissed! I mean really, you might as well say I am an old lady, who looks like crap! So… If you have ever wondered why do woman look older than men? Then today is your lucky day, because I am here to explain it to you!
For starters, in my house last night for example, The one year old decided all day that he was no way not napping no matter how hard you try! Silly me, for thinking that he might actually sleep last night. Well, The teething monster has kicked in to high gear and you guessed it, my poor buddy boy decided that at 11:30, he was waking up! Finally after over an hour I was able to get him back to sleep! YAY! now it’s mommy’s turn. Yep, no such luck. Mini me started crying, and was not having it. We have recently developed a fear of the dark that can only be cured by laying next to mommy in mommy’s bed! Well, now that is settled mommy can sleep! Ha! Six year sassy was awaken by mini me’s outburst so now she wants water! ,ugh! It’s now three a.m. and still no sleep for mommy! So I climb in to bed and fall asleep, only to be awaken every thirty minutes to the gentle and sometimes not so gentle kicks,punches and thrashing around of mini me in her sleep! Finally I look over at my husband who yep, you guessed it, Is sleeping peacefully the entire time! I mean really, a freight train wouldn’t wake this man up! So now it’s 6a.m. and one year old buddy is ready to wake up for the day! Everyone else is sound asleep, so up I arise! Now don’t get me wrong, The hubby definitely helps out with the kiddies. But as I evaluate our relationships with our children, I Begin to realize, Dad’s get to have all of the fun! They don’t have to get the morning sickness, carrying a little human being and then delivering that very big baby in nine months! They get to play with the kids, throw them in the air, give in to their whining “yes, you can have that toy you want” and be the hero! But let’s face it. the mom’s are the rule makers and disciplinarians. We have to hold our grounds while cleaning, cooking, helping with homework, and making sure all the bills have been paid. It’s just how it is, and has been for hundreds of years.
So now as sit here and type, with the dark circles under my eyes that no amount of lotion, potion or makeup will ever be able to hide. I ask without any scientific research to validate , do you really have to ask the question why woman look older than the men in their life?