Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cougar in the house?

I've been a little hesitant about posting this but simply couldn't hold out for too much longer because its my life and I need others to find the humor in it as much as I do.

Its been said there comes a point in a woman's life where the older men just don't do it for them anymore. These men become old, wrinkled and unattractive. Even if they can win you over with the money they have its just not enough. At some point in a woman's life she starts to search for the younger, hotter men. She no longer is able to find enjoyment by the successful older men. We all know these young guys, the ones who are fit, attractive and have that amazing charisma about them. They live a carefree and fun life. Hmmmm....

Well, somewhere in the course of just a couple of weeks I unknowingly stepped into this world. A world that society knows best as "Cougar Town". I need to back up for a minute (hold in the giggles please)...

At my current place of worship (aka the branch I attend for church) I haven't been the most popular with the girls. For the first few months I hated even going and went with my parents to their ward. I would switch back and forth spending one week at the branch and the next at my parents. One week while attending the branch, I was sitting in Sunday School, yet again by myself (I know, dry your eyes my friends... this is supposed to be funny). A cute guy came and sat next to me. Now, according to a couple of friends, I know how to flirt without even knowing I'm doing it. I guess this was one of those situations. I started small talk, learning about him, getting all the details. Then came the final question before I turned on the "flirting" I could control. "So, how old are you?" (I was going to guess 24) "I'm 18" He responded.


Needless to say, I didn't let that stop me (sick! I don't mean it like that people)... I immediately felt this sense of motherly love come over me. The last couple of months I was in Utah, I became good friends with a 20 year old. I have this desire to take them under my wings and to mold them into the perfect man for some other girl. So that's what I've done... Daniel has become my best friend out here. He just turned 19 and got his papers turned in for his church mission. I honestly can say he will be amazing, and I surely will miss our laughs when he is gone.

So what does this have to do with being a Cougar? Well one Sunday night Daniel and I were sitting in my car talking about life, love and the pursuit of happiness while laughing uncontrollably about some of the dumbest things. It was here when he asked if he could kiss me!? (No i'm not kidding). I laughed and had to share SEVERAL reasons why I wouldn't let him kiss me. I tried giving alternate names of young girls in the branch that he COULD kiss, explaining that I was a BIT older then him, and plus we were too good of friends but it came to no avail. He gave continual push back, full of the typical pre-missionary request, needing to"fill the canteen" before he goes (Jeremy this is YOUR fault). After much discussion, I finally kicked him out of my car (we were both laughing) and pulled away listening to him sing at the top of his lungs in the middle of the street "I wanta kiss a girl". Oh Daniel!

Round #2 of Cougarville: Back to my little branch, I have about 4 close guy friends that I spend all my time with. Daniel (19), Tyler (21), Jeremy (23) and Jeremy (26). The number next to their names is their age. Tyler is my workout buddy, he just got home off his church mission and he loves to share stories about it. He is such a cute guy and I can't help but feel closer to the gospel when he is around. We go to the gym about 4-5 nights a week and I'm slowly introducing him to Yoga (he'll thank me someday). So what happens, Tyler asks me out on a date and I love spending time with him so I go. Long story short the date was great and he kisses me.

Yep, I'm a cougar. Tyler leaves for Utah in a month to go to school, so i'm just enjoying the time I get with these boys. "Relishing in the moments!" (and boy am I relishing). Its a 5 year difference people... just enjoy it with me...

I'll be a hot cougar for a little while. :o)


Adam and Shari Crawford said...

You DO make me laugh!!!! That is hilarious! I've heard from several single ladies lately that the new fad is to "think younger" when you persue a guy ;) Tons of my friends are marrying younger guys ;)

Elizabeth said...

Hey its just a number as long as he is legal.