In the early years of our parenting, we were either on the floor playing trucks, assembling Legos, changing diapers—daily life.
When children were almost asleep, we watched TV and our favorite shows. The actors were about our age we guessed, and I don’t know if their hands every touched a diaper, clean or whatever.
|Then and now|
They exuded everything we were not: glamorous, glittery, or bulgy muscles, and great haircuts.
Recently I discovered something called “Cake Watch” in the newspaper; it is a summation of birthdays of the celebrity clan.
Apparently while we were aging, so were they! Here are some examples:
In their 80s: Robert Conrad (Wild Wild West), Willard Scott, John Callum (Northern Exposure), Harry Belafonte, Sophia Loren, Maggie Smith, Sean Connery….
In their 70s: Roger Daltrey, Robert Redford, Patrick Stewart, Jane Fonda, Burt Reynolds, Shirley Maclaine, Chuck Norris, James Caan…
In their 60s: Goldie Hawn, Tom Selleck, Helen Mirren, Jaclyn Smith, Tommy Lee Jones…
This, somehow, reassures me. Oh, and Justin Bieber is 21.