Friday, September 24, 2010

Up in Arms or Embracing My Inner Grandma

As Ethan hopped out of the car on his way to kindergarten,  I ethusiastically waved goodbye.   Just then, something caught the corner of my eye.

"Did you see that, Ellerie?"  I asked my almost three year old in the backseat.

"What Mommy?"  she replied.

"Oh nothing, "I said.

I knew that I had seen something, but as my eyes scanned the front passenger seat of my van,  I didn't detect anything out of the ordinary.  Not one to worry, I shrugged it off, and I went on my way.

But, as I pulled away from the curb to drive back home,  I spied one of my girlfriends pushing a stroller on the sidewalk.  I rolled down the window, shouted a "Hey there!", and once again, waved enthusiastically.

And . . . I saw it again.  

There it was!  A flash of tan.  When I waved.  And with a sinking feeling, I instantly knew what it was.

It was me.

It was my arm.

Flapping . . .as I waved.

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After I recovered from the horror of discovering that I now have my grandma's arms,  I booked myself a session at the gym with a trainer.

That's right.

I'm not succumbing to my grandma arms without a fight.

(Cue Rocky music.)

Tricep dips, here I come!


  1. I call mine Oprah arms. I use them to fan the children whilst standing in long lines at amusement parks and zoos.

  2. Oh boy, this has happened to me too. Made me do push-ups for weeks (I don't think that's the exercise to combat arm flap, but I did them anyway!)

  3. I joined a gym about a month ago...I know right where you're coming from. :)

  4. I'm sorry, but I lol'd. At least you got a blog post out of it. :-)

    I am Fickle Cattle.

  5. Oh boy. Nothing like that to ruin a perfectly good day. Good luck with those bicept dips. Ugh!

  6. Maybe the cabbage patch would help! LOL! but I'm sure it's not as bad as you think...thanks for visiting during my SITS day!


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