Sunday, January 22, 2012

maybe I'm the only one

Am I the only one that wants to look older? Seriously, I just want to appear my age. I have always looked younger than I am for some reason. I don't know if it's because I'm so short, or because I'm still holding onto [all of] my baby fat, or if I act young and immature, of if maybe I should just get a hair cut. Whatever the reason, I've always been so annoyed that people think I'm younger than I really am.

When I was college it was, "oh, so are you with a high school group visiting the campus?". Or "You're not honestly getting married, are you? Aren't you still in high school?" When I was teaching it was, "you're the teacher? I thought you were a student (in an elementary school)." Now it's, "so, how long you been married? A year or two?" (Try eight).

Everyone always told me, "you'll like to look younger... when you're older." Bah. Hum. Bug. I'm older now. (ok, maybe you still think I'm still a spring chicken, but I honestly am older than I was before). By the time you are 30 you should be happy when someone thinks you're 23, right? Not me.

Am I the only one?

I would be thrilled if someone guessed my age correctly. I've always wanted to stop at one of those "Guess Your Age" booths at the amusement park. I am sure I could win all the stuffed animals there. At least then maybe I'd feel like something good came out of my silly predicament.

When we got married, I thought, oh, we'll just have kids and then people will know we've been married at least that long plus a year or so; then they'll know how old I really am!...  ha ha! That plan failed dramatically.

Now I have a vibrant two-year old. So, what do people automatically assume? That I am 21 or 22. Because that's how old all Mormon girls are when their first child is two.

WRONG! Obviously. On so many levels. Really.

I'm not really sure what I was trying to accomplish by writing this post. Maybe the Great Age Wizard will come give me some wrinkles in my sleep. Or maybe tomorrow I will wake up 100 years old and wish I looked 30. But, then again, when I am 100 years old, I probably will look 30....


J and M said...

I'M WITH YOU ON THIS ONE!! I hate it. I hate how people say, "you will love it when you're 50 and people will think you're 30." Um, probably not bc I've been told I've looked 12 my whole life since 12. I served a mission, got married, graduated from college (that took 9 years) and now I have 2 kids (that "are bigger than me"). Even a stranger thought I was Jimmy's DAUGHTER. what da junk?! I feel for you. I do, however, have crows feet.. I like 'em. I'm hot! Ha ha ha!

Jasmin said...

Okay, Aitches, I will never again tell you how lucky you are for people to think your're younger... or that you'll appreciate it someday. But... May you always wish you looked your age because that means you feel young!!!

Rachel said...

I also wish people thought I was my age. I didn't get married until I was 25, and we had Emily a year and a half later, when I was 27. When we move somewhere new I feel like I have to tell people how old I am, because they will assume I am much younger, since my oldest is so young. And my twin sister still gets lots of comments about being young. At least I don't get them to my face.

Sweating in the endless heat said...

Are youkidding me.....I have wanted to look older ever since I had my first and that was almost 13 years ago. I just wish I looked old enough to have the five kids that I have. I am sure one day it will all catch up, but it doesn't seem to be happening any time soon.

Holly L said...

I would die of happiness if someone actually guessed my age correctly. It's never happened. But yes, I DO win a prize every time I stop at a "Guess Your Age" booth at the amusement park. :-)