This past weekend I attended the stage production of "Menopause-The Musical" with a group of women I know from my kid's school. It was an eclectic group, which is always fun to mix it up a bit in the social department. I have to be truly honest and say that I really wasn't up to attending this production on this particular night, but since I paid for the ticket- I felt compelled to get my money's worth.
When I arrived at the theater, I was struck that there were so many middle aged and older women there. Now, I'm sure that sounds kind of funny coming from me, considering that I'm 43- but I truly believe in my heart of hearts- that this doesn't apply to me. For goodness sakes, I still feel like I'm a 21 year old college girl- having the time of my life! Sadly- when I look in the mirror- I'm reminded by the crows feet that are ever growing around my eyes- that perhaps, I truly am middle aged.
*Side note- if you are a gentleman of any age who is the slightest bit interested in meeting women in these age groups, I suggest attending a production of said musical. The ratio of men to women was definitely in favor of the male persuasion.
Anyhow- the show kind of started out slow, but after about 20 minutes, I was actually smiling and having several laugh out loud moments. I would recommend seeing this show if you are a) a women
b) a man hoping to meet a women c) approaching menopause d) in throws of menopause
e) you like Top 40 hits from the 60's and 70's
That being said, the funniest, laugh out loud moment of the evening, came from my 13 year old son.
"Mom- where are you going again?"
"I'm going to see "Menopause-The Musical."
"Menopause? Isn't that a disease? Oh- wait- isn't that an eating disorder?"
"Yeah-Something like that."