Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Old mama ayounge

Permit me to rant about people I call "old mama ayounge". She is 42 but sees a 17 year old when she looks in the mirror. A mommy that refuses to leave the arena for the younger ones. Chopping life to her grave. Oshey mama mi, ori yin wa nibe. Ori mama e senpe. Lol! Afmag Yoruba taught me those. Iyabo Oko and Lola Idije things.

Everyone should have fun, age definitely isn't a barrier but reasonable healthy fun. A grandmom lost her home because she was addicted to picking asoebi, painting her face and turning up any where turnable to the family's detriment. Isn't that rather shameful? No she isn't ashamed. She is still painting the town red.

Mummy Tope, at age 44, excited about Thursday Ladies Night at Club Enigma? You, sef, are talking turn up. Please roll down and sleep, turn up to work in the morning. Even 20year olds reminisce about their clubbing days.
Why is 35 year old Aunty Christie looking for low waist pants? And 63year old, Grandma to 4, Mrs Ita, have her boobs all out like that?  Shouldn't you be correcting the younger ones? It can't only be boredom, lack of self esteem, priority, life goals? Kindly enlighten us.

You're not expected to look shabby. You should age gracefully, dress, carry yourself and talk appropriately. Age appropriately. So because a 12year old is wearing a crop top, you think you can do same and offend our senses? Please stop it. Are you going to have Mickey Mouse and the Jonas brothers at your birthday too? Would you be pleased if you adult child acts like a teenager? I hope not.

You're not 16, get a life! A decent respectable one. You should be embarrassed your girl is doing that. Your involvement is utterly disgraceful. Leave all silliness and childishness in the university. If you're still living the life you were living years away, on the fast lane, there is a problem. Life is in stages, don't carry over the youthful exorberance of the past stages into the new one. Otherwise you can go back to having milk and baby food. You don't have to be 30 to be responsible. If you're 18, you can go to jail, you can get married, get a job, drink, smoke, drop traces of childishness. Of course, you're not expected to be stuck up and act 40 but you also can not act 12.

Many ways to have fun vacation, road trip, support a cause, join a dance class, head to the movies, beach, lunch/dinner with your girlfriends, join a unit in church, adopt a hobby. Maybe you should look at Woman's weekly and Woman's own magazine, they put up lovely age appropriate outfits for all ages.

Thank you for reading. Since we're talking turn up and some friends have been asking about my birthday. We be turning up to a Holy Ghost filled vigil on Friday night. Evangelism by God's grace on Saturday. Finally, a power filled  revival service on Sunday. It's going to be so much fun.  LOL!

N.B. I never said wearing crop tops, clubbing, drinking and smoking are good. Thank you.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice piece. And keep up the good work..

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Anu has done justice to this topic, we should dress & act our age while also acknowledging d fact that some clothes ain't age selective but d way we wear 'em is what makes it an issue. There are many ways a grown ass man/woman can have fun reasonably too without going to dance to 'ukwu' in a club.

Anonymous said...

Anu has done justice to this topic, we should dress & act our age while also acknowledging d fact that some clothes ain't age selective but d way we wear 'em is what makes it an issue. There are many ways a grown ass man/woman can have fun reasonably too without going to dance to 'ukwu' in a club.

Esquire said...

Pls, what about old mama ayounge that is a single mother still looking for husband. lol. She dresses decently sha but for occasions like picnics, dance classes and road trips, is it ok for her to wear bum shorts or tights? and during swimming engages her sexy two piece bikini?

Anuoluwapo said...

Thank you

Anuoluwapo said...

Sure, if that's what is appropriate at dance class. She has alternatives for picnics and road trips.
She doesn't have to wear sexy two-piece. There are decent swimwears now

Esquire said...

ok thank you ma

Mum Ini said...

Abeg Anu, what's a crop top?

Anuoluwapo said...

A top that reveals the midriff ma