Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Being 51 Years Old...with a 2 year old
All the other mothers at our elementary school are not 51 years old. The first time I had a kindergartner was in 1978 and I was 24 years old. 27 years later I still have a kindergartner and two even younger kids.
I take a dozen or so vitamins every day as is evidenced by my "medicine" cabinet. I saw a picture in a magazine of a typical 50 something year old woman's medicine cabinet and it had blood pressure medicine, diuretics, Claritin, Fosomax, Zantac, digestive aids, fiber pills and anti-anxiety pills, plus hemoroid ointment.
Downstairs in our kitchen I also have my mung bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, tofu, wheat bran, unhulled sesame seeds, trail mix, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, soy milk, soy beans, black beans, red beans, pinto beans, lentils, brown rice, soy nuts, rolled oats, brewer's yeast and much more. Drinking water all day or herb teas instead of sodas also helps. Add the fresh, organic produce that my garden was producing before we went into a 6 week no-rain spell and, no wonder, I am bursting with energy.
I may still be an old bag of a mom for that kindergarten class but I'll bet that I am internally the healthiest old poot in the entire school building.
I want to be strong and healthy for all my grandchildren's futures as well. Great grandchildren also.........