This is probably a blessing and a curse all at the same time. I seem to have one of those faces that gets asked if I’m old enough to drink all the time. At one point I was asked if I graduated high school. It is almost embarrassing sometimes. I’m 26 with two daughters only 16 months apart and the looks I get….. I totally understand I’ve done it myself I have seen a girl that maybe looks 15 rocking a big pregnant belly. I have looked and gave that judgemental whoa look. Which is terrible I know, but sometimes you catch yourself off guard and just have to stare. At some point though it starts to get really old fast.
I was at the grocery store the other day and since my two are still little I have to get the carrier out and the stroller. Its quiet the production to just go grocery shopping. However, I had this older women probably late 60s just stop and stare at me. I wanted to say, “I know isn’t this SUV just beautiful, I stare at it sometimes too”. She was gwaking at me while I was getting my kids out of the car.. I wanted to say hey lady I’m closer to 30 than I would like to admit. Calm down stop staring at me!
When we were at the resort for our trip. My husband was in the car with the kids and I ran in to check us in and find out where to park. The lady at the front desk was handing me all of our information and tickets then explained they give out coupons and what not at the other desk. I walk over to the desk and the concierge looks at me and says, “hunny, are you even old enough to drink yet, you look like your 15.” As I give my half smile of annoyance I politely say, “ohh I’ve been legal for quiet some time now would you like my ID?”
My favorite moment is when I get the head turn and awkward stares while I’m shopping with my kids. Some times I wonder if I should put a sign on my shirt that says yes I’ve graduated college, drank beer and had kids all while being 26, as if that would help. The looks and sad faces I get are ridiculous.
I can only imagine what it would feel like having children at a young age and all the feelings that would bring on. Society definitely has opinions on age. I need to start thinking of some witty remarks though. I think it would make me feel so much better. Do you have this problem?