When I played soccer, it was mainly because one of my older brothers had played from the time he was little until… well, he still does. But his friends, who were also on the team, were always the cute boys. I grew up following him around, trying to play coy around his friends, with their cute soccer hair cuts (which in all honesty, were really just fancy mullets).
Somehow I thought that playing soccer would make me a cute girl that the cute boys would notice. After 22 years, I can finally admit that I hated playing soccer. I loved watching it. But playing it was not for me – the running up and down the (HUGE!!) field, the standing and waiting for the ball to (FINALLY!) come my way… it was just too much for me. If I’m going to run, I’d rather be headed somewhere or jumping hurdles. (Nowadays, I’m more likely to be running for ice cream).
The one thing that I remember from soccer, is that my soccer coach had the ugliest knees. They were all wrinkled, and I just knew it had to be caused by her constant half-squat stance in which she held herself up by placing her hands on her knees. I swore I would never have knees like that. I’ve tried to be aware of my stance – when I am out playing with the kids, I sometimes have a tendency to stand like my old coach. But I catch myself and change positions.
Tonight, however, as I sat next to the tub while the kids were bathing, I noticed my knees. And I noticed the dryness and the subtle start of some wrinkles. And I was horrified to realize that my knees are becoming just like my old coaches.
So I am asking and pleading, dear readers: What body creams do you recommend?? What body creams will prevent my knees from drooping, and help maintain their youthful glow?
Let’s face it, I stunk at soccer and I want the knees to prove it!