I was sipping wine, smiling, and having one of those moments of feeling out of the loop when my friends started discussing This is Forty. They were kind enough to tip toe over any of the important details with me and just exclaimed ” You have to see it!”
I saw it.
It scared the bejesus out of me! It was not a sweet romantic comedy. It was my worst nightmare! Nightmare! I am still breaking into sweats over it.
Spoiler Alert: Do not continue reading if you have not seen this movie. I am not that kind and will not be tip toeing over the details. In fact, I wish someone had told me!
I am in my mid-thirties and have always been looking forward to turning forty. I am saving up for a National Geographic Photo Safari for when I turn forty. I am going to do my Master’s degree in my forties. I am also positive that vanity will take its toll on me and several of my body parts will be surgically lifted. It is also in my forties I am fully aware that my husband will have a mid-life crisis get hair plugs and purchase a motorcycle.
Since watching This is Forty I have a new fear! A horrible fear! Waking up to realize my husband has injected his old sperm in me and WHAM I am pregnant!
Perhaps, I am over-reacting but the fact of the matter is I had my kids in my early twenties and I have dreamed of forties being that magical time sans kids.
As I watch the movie with unease as Debbie discovers she is pregnant at forty while almost being over the hump of raising her two children out the door. You can see the agony and pain on her face. We all know it. Debbie knows it. One more child ruins the game plan. It ruins everything except Debbie is trapped because it is wrong to say one more child ruins everything.
I know pregnancy is supposed to be a happy time for everyone. But I am going to say it for Debbie “It sucks. Pregnant at forty would suck.”
Thank you This is Forty for giving me nightmares for the next five years and I will be evaluating all birth control options in defense of old sperm. I have got plans!
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga