I went to River Walk mall a couple of weeks ago in search of shoes. While walking about I saw an elderly woman who looked like she really took good care of herself to look younger.
She had on a beautiful outfit with magnificent shoes which were to die for and a gorgeous bag with beautiful accessories to top it all of. This fairly old woman was on point I tell you, I saw her as a regular at the gym.
Though this lady looked beautiful, something that was not part of her beauty really caught my eye. An added accessory that was walking hand in hand alongside her. The guy was looking fly and by judging by his looks I would say he is about 23 – 25 years of age while the lady on his side looked about 40 years old.
At first when I laid my gorgeous eyes on these two, I thought the guy was the son of the lady. But on paying closer attention, it became obvious that this was more than meets the eye – there was too much going on for a mother-son relationship. Yep! the hot young man is indeed the boyfriend, or whatever you want to call him. They looked very much in love, more like a match made in heaven!
There is a very high chance that this lady has children, after all she is old. After the thought of children pooped in my mind, I remembered a television show in which an 18-year old girl was complaining about her 38-year old mothers’ relationship with a 25-year old guy. The mother and the boyfriend were planning to get married, which hurt the daughter a lot. The girl said she felt uncomfortable with the mothers’ boyfriend as she didn’t know whether to call him her stepfather or uncle because the guy is just not old enough to be called either.
So thought of us the youth in Botswana, how do we feel about such things? Would you be okay with you mother going out with a much younger guy or maybe the guy being your age? Do you think it’s unfair of your mother to do such? Would you feel embarrassed of your mother? Would you feel uncomfortable with the boyfriend?
I’m a very reasonable person so I don’t think I would have a problem with such a situation, maybe I’m saying this because I haven’t been in such a situation. But really guys, if the people are in love then I think that they should be given a chance, at least to explain themselves. Let’s not be quick to judge when this happens. If at all you are in such a situation, talk to the people involved and let them know how you feel, try to come up to a solution to the problem. Communication and compromise is key. Come up with some arrangement that will accommodate both the people in the relationship and those affected be the relationship.