Why, yes. She is my daughter.

The Fountain of YouthThose of you who have read my posts before know how old I am. Those of you who haven’t, I’m 38, and will be 39 in 6 more months. Today I helped out with Thing 2’s school field day. She’s in the 6th grade, so all the kids there were around 12 years old. Numerous times, I was mistaken as a student by the other students. Seriously. I believe this is the first time I’ve been mistaken for being that young. Yes, I’ve been mistaken for being under 21. During parent/teacher conferences for Thing 1 who is now 18, the teachers were usually a bit shocked to see me at first. Or the time when I had to drop off his bookbag at school because he forgot to take it–the office receptionist was just a tad shocked when I told her it was “for my son who is in the 10th grade” (this was a few years ago).  Last year at the fair a guy tried getting “me and my younger sisters” to play a game. Last spring break I took the kids to Florida where we attended a luau.  They were serving Mai Tais, and the guy serving them asked me, “Are you old enough?”

I’m not complaining of looking 20–or in the case of today almost 26–years younger than I really am. I don’t feel old and even I can’t believe I’m going to have a kid in college come fall. Oh, did I mention that when I took Thing 1 to his college visit and he was able to fly, one of the kids (I call them kids even though they’re college students) hit on me? Yes, he did. Luckily my son was up in the air at the time or he would have been mightily embarrassed that his mother was being hit on by someone not much older than he.

So, I guess when I’m close to 60 is when I’ll finally look like I’m in my 30s.

Nope, I’m not complaining.


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. journeyofjordannaeast
    May 14, 2012 @ 12:17:27

    Ha! Welcome to the club! I am 31. When I adopted my cats a few years ago, I picked out the two kittens I wanted and the shelter people told me all I had to do was come back with my parents to fill out the paperwork. And just yesterday my husband and I went to buy a couple of bottles of wine to bring to my sister’s for Mother’s Day, and the cashier asked him if I had ID and if not, I had to wait outside.


    • tonyakerrigan
      May 15, 2012 @ 20:49:20

      Haha! Isn’t that funny? It doesn’t help that I sound young as well, especially on the phone. I’d get telemarketing calls asking, “Can I talk to your mom or dad?” It kind of reminds me when I worked at the hospital. One of the surgeons looked like he was still going through puberty…sounded like it too. Sort of freaked me out.


  2. philosophermouseofthehedge
    May 18, 2012 @ 21:22:20

    How terrific. Must have great genes! Enjoy the fun.


  3. journeyofjordannaeast
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 18:06:49

    Oh Sunny Day! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award! Yay!


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