Overall I enjoyed the show, especially the bleeped out cursing and the scene of them partying like BEFORE they had a kid and the subsequent realization the next morning when they woke up to the sound of a crying baby and slamming hangovers. Toward the end, Maya Rudolph's character said something that I've heard before, "At a certain age every woman has to choose between her ass and her face." Originally that quote is attributed to Catherine Deneuve, but Rudolph's version is a bit less high fashion and a bit more true to life. Deneuve simply meant that you can choose to have a wrinkly face and a pert ass or you can have a fuller face with less wrinkles and a chubby body. The meaning it took on last night was simply, "you can't have it all."
I know quite a few women out there who will tell me that it's not true. You CAN have it all. That might even be true. But looking back on things, I don't know that I really would have wanted it all. I've been a stay-at-home mom. I've been a wife. I've been in executive positions both before kids and after. I've been a "wisher, a dreamer, a magic bean buyer..." There were even times when I was many of those things at the same time. There has yet to be a time when I didn't wish I could fully devote myself to one thing.
Even if we look at just the physicality of it all... I've worked pretty hard to get in shape and I'm sort of proud of my ass right now. My face has indeed shown more signs of age as a result. Perhaps not for the reason you think though. It's not a lot saggier, but I can see my laugh lines now. You can see the early signs of paper fine wrinkles around my eyes. And you know what? I sort of like it. Hey, I don't want to look like the crypt keeper any time soon, but I earned these lines from smiling, laughing, crying, and living. I wouldn't give those up even if I could get a great ass AND plump skin.
Having it all depends on your perspective. I think I've had it all. Maybe I didn't have it all at the same time, but I had it. Sometimes I still do... (wink wink). There have been times I've wanted more, times I've wanted less, and times I wanted to throw it all away. It doesn't last though. There's nothing wrong with working toward your "all" but don't forget there's probably something in the now that is pretty damn great too.
Cue the Stones....