Yesterday I went to my gym, put on my sports bra, black shorts and semi tight purple tee-shirt.
A wonderful friend of mine…who is in her mid-twenties said something like”God your boobs are huge today.”
I sighed and nodded. “Yeah, I thought about putting on a black tee shirt.”
“No way, your boobs are awesome. ”
I don’t think I’ve ever complimented my best friend, Amelia’s, boobs. I’ve told her she has great skin or her hair looked nice but I’ve never said, Hey Amelia, you got a ‘rockin’ rack!”
Then I started thinking about boobs, breasts, ta-tas, hooligans we all call them something different because almost every body seems to like boobs. All shapes and sizes.
A year ago a friend who is a really pretty 25 year old was telling me about her boob job. She’d saved up for over a year to buy the boobs of her dreams. I complimented her thrifty-ness, perseverance and dedication. Then she jumped up and said “You want to see them? There’s almost no scar!” And she started pulling up her shirt.
The women I know, who are forty and older don’t do that…and maybe we should.
The strange thing is women under 3o treat and think about boobs and their bodies differently. Their breasts are kind of like their favorite pair of running shoes, or hair . They want to make sure they look awesome, so they push them up and out all the time. And they will show you just about anything at anytime.
A couple of months ago I was talking to a 22 year old friend , IN HER OFFICE. She’s a beautiful tiny girl. We started talking about tattoos and Heather suddenly said, “Oh, I just got a new one last week, you want to see?”
“Sure,” I said innocently.
Heather jumped up, came around the desk, pulled down her dress pants and poked her tiny little butt right at me. “Isn’t it beautiful?”
She was wearing a lacy purple thong. A lovely ship with a big sail was blowing across her right cheek.
I wasn’t offended just a little shocked and I realized, once again, girls in their twenties are different. They think about bodies differently.
Boobs, boob jobs and tattoos are something to be proud of, so they talk about them and show off body parts with a friendly ease I envy.
Today girls say, “Look how great my boobs are!”
Thirty years ago we used to think stuff like that, that but we generally didn’t say it…out loud….to clients and business partners who are total grown-ups.
Girls and women have changed…but thankfully, I don’t think boys have. Guys still want and think and do the same stuff they used to. They just want to eat, play their guitars really loud and look at boobs.