if you were to ask, which you haven’t, but i’ll tell you anyways, i think i look young. probably because i am young, or at least i think i’m young, but also because i feel young and because i dress young – i dress pretty similar to my 18-year old sister. (i still haven’t decided if that is a good thing or a bad thing.) anyway, on with my story. so last week i was feeling pretty good about myself. on 2 separate occasions i was told how young i look and that i definitely don’t look like i have 2 kids! the first person was the cashier at the gas station… he swore he knew me from high school. we were chatting and he kept asking me if i was sure i didn’t know him. finally he asked how old i was, when i replied “29” he was blown away. nice little confidence booster. the second time i was in the bike shop looking for a trailer. the sales girl, who was probably about 18 herself, and i were discussing the different trailers. i told her i needed one that would hold two kids, and she just stared. kinda stuttering she repeated me: “two kids?” then she said “there is no way you have 2 kids. how old are you? i would have sworn you were 20.” let’s just say i left that store very happy & with a very nice bike trailer.
so that was saturday. the next day at church i was feeling pretty good. i had a cute outfit going, my hair was looking good and i was feeling young! i was talking to another gal who is home for the summer. she and her hubby live in Provo while he finishes up his last little bit of school. she’s a couple of years younger than me, but definitely no more than 5. after i walked away a little girl (who is probably about 11) came up to me and asked “is she your daughter?” totally stunned, it was my turn to stare. pointing to my friend i asked the little girl “you want to know if she’s MY daughter?” of course she replied “yes, she looks just like you.” i just kinda laughed and walked away.
i realize she is like 11 years old. i also realize that she probably thought she was my daughter because we are both blonde… but seriously, do i really look old enough to have a 25 year daughter?