Beaver's Dad has got it going on...

You know you've morphed into a Woman of a Certain age when...

*Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.

*A $5.00 bottle of wine is no longer considered "the good stuff."

* You go to the drugstore for Tylenol, Pepsid and anything with SPF in it, rather than condoms and pregnancy test kits.

*"Hey! You kids! Get off my lawn!"

* "I just can't drink the way I used to" replaces "I'm never going to drink that much again."

*You suddenly realize, while watching Leave It to Beaver that Ward Cleaver is a handsome son-of-a-gun.

When did this happen?

At what point did old Ward become really rather hot? And snarky, too.

At first I chalked up this rather unsettling opinion to sleep deprivation and exhaustion -- after all, it was dark o'clock in the bloody morning when I was tuned in. But after catching a glimpse of a LITB episode this afternoon, my new perspective was confirmed: Ward's kind of a DILF.

He's tall, dark, and charmingly dapper in that '50s suburban dude way. And had a bit of a wise-cracking side that I never noticed before -- it was very subtle, but evident in his interactions with June. Sure, he's uptight -- what man in that era wasn't (and Maynard G. Krebs does not count) -- but when he'd sport that cardigan sweater in his bookcase-lined den and light up that pipe... well. Hmm. Hmm. Hmm.

I'm a little disturbed by this -- it's frickin' Ward Cleaver for goodness sake. Does this mean I'm going to start finding Lou Grant a little alluring? Or Mike Brady dishy? See what Maude saw in Walter Findley? Look at Mel Sharples with a lascivious eye? Imagine an intimate tête à tête with Oliver Wendell Douglas?

Maybe. At this point in my hormonal evolution, nothing would surprise me. After watching a suddenly rather hot Ray Romano on Men of a Certain Age earlier this year, well...

I'll really only start to worry about my well-being if I find myself watching Matlock for more than Ben's courtroom wiliness... rowr.


Anonymous said...

laughing my ass off at the mere thoughy of Mel Sharples or Walter in "Maude." OMG!!! But you are so right. :)

Anonymous said...

Um that was supposed to be 'thought,' not 'thoughy.' I am beyond developing a new language.

bronsont said...

DILF, OMG girlie! (rofl)

Course Will & I both like Stacy's Mom :-)

karin said...

BWAHAHAHA! I am officially a woman of a certain age!