"It happened again." I have said this many times to Eric when I have returned home. Then I will tell him all about the latest incident which someone said something along the lines of "You don't look old enough to have two kids", "I thought you were in high school", etc.
He will always reply, "you look older than that!"
"But you know me, so of course I look older to you." I will reply.
Some of your comments confirmed just that. It is so hard, once you know someone not to be influenced by what you know about them when guessing their age. On my previous post where I put forth the question of how old I looked, there were many comments like Karen's: "You look very young to me. Since you are a mom, I'm going to guess a little older than I think you look and say about 24."
It really is hard once you know someone to say how old they look.
Here is my most recent age fiasco.
I am in the ward choir at church. We share our building with two other wards so choir practice starts right after the last ward ends. I got to church a little early and was sitting on the couch waiting. A boy, probably about 14, was sitting on the other end of the couch. His father came and sat by him and was talking with him. Something was said during the conversation and I gave a wise and understanding smile. It was at this point that the father asked:
"Can I ask, how old are you?"
"I am going to be ?? in a couple of weeks" I replied.
"REALLY! Are you serious?!? I would have thought you were a Beehive."
For anyone that does not know, in our church, girls ages 12-18 are in the Young Women's organization and within that there are classes for the different age groups. The Beehives are the 12 & 13- year-olds.
Okay, now I know I do not look 13. But I have also come to terms with the fact that I look a lot younger than I am. On my poll the 25-28 category received the most votes. And well... that is incorrect.
So how old am I? On Sunday I entered the last year of my 20's.. yep the I am now 29. Everyone always says, be happy you look so young. But when people are regularly thinking I should be in high school still..... well maybe I'll find that happiness in another ten years.