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The Cougar on Display

It was a hot sunny day and I opted for the coolness of new maxi dress. It was the best option for a lady who did not want to shave her legs and look  somewhat  put together. I put it on, grabbed my sunglasses,  wrangled up the kids,  and  off we went for a family road  trip to the zoo.

As we drove along my husband gave me a wink, “Nice to see the girls!”

Every once in a while a gal has got to flaunt it...

“What?”

“The girls!”

I looked in the mirror and didn’t realize how low-cut my halter dress  actually was and gasped! My girls were giving a show and it was not appropriate  zoo attire. It was also too late to change!

It was when we arrived to our destination I  ran to the bathroom, to double-check the girls were staying in place, and then headed out to admire the call of the wild.

It was when as we came across the crowded cougar domain  my son looked up with a mischievous grin, ” Mom shouldn’t you be in there?”

I paused, “What?”

His voice carried loud, “Well! You are a cougar! Shouldn’t you be in there?”

It was with that the cougar exhibit went quiet, my face went red, the girls felt like they were on display demonstrating my possible cougar prowess.  I calmly looked at my son, “Why would you say that?”

His eyes lit-up “Isn’t that what dad calls you?”

I looked over to my husband who seemed to mysteriously move twenty feet away from us. It was from the safety of his hiding spot he felt the burn of my stink eye through my glasses.

I then looked at my son and sternly replied, “No Darling. I’m a puma! I still have a few tricks to learn before being called a cougar!”

He looked at me puzzled, we then looked up, and watched the cougar seductively move for the audience…

What do you think of the term cougar? How do we explain the meaning to our kids?

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belleofthecarnival

I am the head clown in my family's circus act! Most days I can be seen with my noise stuck in a good book, spilling coffee down my shirt, and aimlessly wandering about wondering where did I put my glasses.

You can always drop me line at belleofthecarnival@hotmail.com

12 replies

  1. What is the equivalent term for males? Hmm, lecherous old bastard comes to mind, but somehow the idea of older men wanting to entice/date/flirt/have fun with younger women just is more acceptable than “older” women (> 35?) doing likewise with men. Sigh…

    I say embrace the term cougar as a strong image. It’s men who are threatened by a powerful female with muscles, speed, intelligence, experience, and claws :-)

    1. Hahaha! Lecherous Old Bastard does come to mind…I think I have seen a few of those from time to time. They have many spots ;O

      Cougar is a strong image and I love your definition! I just wish my claws were more pretty…

  2. This is one subject where us way older women just sit and enjoy the antics of their younger sisters! Yes, my avatar is me alright, just from a long time ago! Have fun and laugh a lot with each other – the memories are priceless. You’ll learn fast enough which ones of the LOB’s can be trusted – and which can’t!

  3. lmaooooooooooo! I’m fine with people self-labelling, not so much on being labelled by others (and I don’t mean your son, just general usage of the term.)

    Older guys routinely get involved with younger women. What we usually hear is praise for him and probably gold-digging accusations against her. When an older woman is involved with someone younger… here come the terms and derision, aimed right at her.

    1. Chuckles! He had no idea what he was saying – all he knew he heard it from Dad and it would be a good way to tease Mom. In earnest, my husband is younger than me but only by a couple of years ;)

      It is true – men do have it somewhat easy when it comes to labels after all he is living his dream hot young woman. But when an older women does it…People get a little upset! I think it’s ridiculous! In the end we have to live life on our terms by our own rules and thumb our noses at labels!

  4. It made me laugh a bit. I agree if you dress a bit absent mindedly, and display a bit more than intended, it can make things akward. Still, it was’nt a life threatening moment and everyone else seemed more amused than anything else, and I find that rather cheering. You come across as a well-knit familly and thats the image which stays with me. Not the dress

  5. what a funny story. be glad your husband finds you attractive and makes a sexy comment toward you which a cougar is a sexy older woman. you can call yourself a puma or a cougar whatevery works.

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