Little Old Women - So much for aging gracefully

By: 
Donna Sears

I didn’t put my pants on backwards this morning, but I did get trapped inside a T-shirt. I take at least a small amount of pride in the fact that I can still shower and dress without help from my daughter despite the challenges that are involved. 

Many nice looking blouses, skirts, and tops hang in my over-stuffed closet, but they only serve as decoration and reminders of festive occasions. My daily apparel is limited to a couple of drawers full of stretchy T-shirts. 

I sat on the end of my bed this morning, holding my stretchy T-shirt in both hands, ready to toss it up and over my head, leaving me inside my shirt and ready to pull it on, enabling me to see out. After a couple of failed attempts, I gave such a mighty heave that I keeled right over onto

my back, leaving me trapped inside the dark interior of my shirt. The ensuing problem was that due to my petite stature, my feet could not reach the floor to give me some traction to tip myself upright. I was still inside the shirt, feet in the air, like an upturned ladybug.


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