They walked slowly and with apparent effort and their gait actually reminded me of the way I walk right now, pregnant sick and slightly crippled. They made me think about how similar many of my symptoms are to the symptoms of old age, the indigestion, the swelling, the upset stomach, the painful joints and general discomfort. “At least my pain has a timeline,” I thought. 9 months of this and my body will start to bounce back.
Older women experience symptoms equal to or worse than I’m experiencing but their due date is never or at least not in this life. Maybe they’ve earned the right to be cranky. I’m so glad that so many of them don’t take advantage of the excuse. I can’t say as much about myself.
Read more about my encounters with old ladies at [Parenting.com]