Funny thing happened today....I was mistaken for a teenager...AGAIN!!!
This has been happening a lot the last few months. The first was when I had to go to the Minute Clinic and the guy apparently didn't look at my form closely enough because he told me that if I was under 18 then my dad needed to come in with me (he was mistakenly referring to my husband). When I told him how old I was he said that he thought for sure that I was sixteen.
Then there was another nurse who thought I was a teenager. Oh and of course there are the times when I order a drink with my meal and the waitresses spend five minutes inspecting my ID because they think its fake. Then there are the strange looks when people see me with my five-year-old son.
And now today...a couple of guys came to my door and asked if my mom and dad were home!
I was so thrown off, I didn't even know how to respond. I think I stammered something like, "Uh...no...this is my....I mean...I'm the owner....what?" One of the guys said they heard that we had a car for sale. I told them yes, our Grand Prix is still for sale. Then, because he apparently didn't understand my oh-so intelligent response to the question about my parents, he asked when they would be home so that he could talk to them about it. I didn't even bother acknowledging the parent part and just told him that I would grab my HUSBAND and he could talk to them about it. He gave me a surprised, "Oh!" and as I closed the door I saw them look at each other with shocked expressions and laugh.
When Shelby went out to talk to the guy he apologized for asking where my parents were. As if that weren't enough, it turns out that the little punk is actually five years YOUNGER than me!!
So I have included some self-portraits and I would like your honest opinion:
Please excuse the crappy bathroom mirror shots that make me look jaundice.
Tell me - do I really look like a teenager?! I mean, I know I look young for my age but come on! I'm almost 28! Do I need to start dying my hair gray or something? Maybe I just need to cut my hair. I never had this much trouble when it was shorter. Hmm....