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Out of the Mouths of Babes.. No Wait – Teens!
Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by

Last night my teenage son was sitting next to me, looking at something on the computer screen.  I heard him whisper quietly, but with great meaning, “Mom!”  I must have not answered as quickly as he had hoped, because once again, “Psst! MOM!”  

“What honey?”  … silence… pause from the teenager… then, “Mom! You have old lady hands!” 

*****crickets chirping***** 

OK everyone, I am only 43 years old.  And yes, he is right.  I HAVE OLD LADY HANDS.  But I have a good reason!  I work in a hospital on computers that are touched by every doctor and nurse you can imagine.  Now who were THEY in contact with before the keyboard?  The very sick patients.  And you should see these keyboards. Nasty. 

So I am a Purell addict.  Plain and simple.  We have Purell dispensers on every floor, and if I have touched a mouse or keyboard, my hand goes directly under that sweet bacteria killing foam.  Unfortunately, every addiction has it’s downfall.  Purell addiction = Old Lady Hands. 

You know, maybe a representative from a moisturizing product company  will see this and send me some free samples.  Then I can do a “before” and “after” picture.  That’s great PR!  Oil of Olay, are you out there? 

And P.S.  I gently explained to my son that when he gets married, he needs to be sure he never EVER makes a comment like that to his wife. EVER. 

Check those bad boys out. 

old lady hands

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  • Jenny

    I work in a beauty salon and wash hair alot. I not only have hands like that, but mine have red blisters!!! They call it “shampoo hands” at work. It hurts too!

  • I think you have the right idea about having free samples, but seriously they look fine to me. I’m older than you are (48) and my hands look the same. They aren’t old, just mature.

  • not the best thing to say to your mom. can you say grounded

  • Doug

    I think your hands look great. Working in a hospital opens you to a myriad of infectious gremlins. Keep up the great work.

  • Golden

    OMG! I swear our hands could be twins!!! I’m your age and was looking up “old lady hands” for myself and found your blog. How funny! Actually, if I were to take a picture and we both did a side by side comparison, my would look slightly more, em, elderly. I’m tempted to send you a pic, so that you will feel a tad better after seeing mine. My hands have always had a more stubby crepey appearance as opposed to my sisters (both older) who have fine slender soft hands and fingers. My mothers’ hands were also a bit strange looking though hers might have aged more due to being a heavy smoker. Mine, well, I think genetics, sun exposure mainly while driving, (I’m very fair) dryness from using chemicals, soap etc and chubbiness all have something to do with it. Also, my feet look less feminine than my sisters but I do show them alot more love than my hands and they are well pedicured. Nails on my hands do help but anyone looking at them would swear they belonged to a much older person. BTW, I think sons “can” say certain things to their Moms. 🙂

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