someone (anonymous) asked on formspring:
How old are you exactly? You look incredibly young yet you carry yourself (at least your online presence) so well. Is there wisdom that just come when you become a mama or were you always ‘with it.’
well thank you!
but, i wanted to talk about this more in depth because this has actually become quite an issue for me.
apparently i look quite young. i'm not sure how old this person probably thinks i am, but i am twenty-six.
i'm sensitive about it because at the office i am often taken for a ten year old. you know, all those ten year olds who go to the office dressed in cuffed trousers and pumps checking their email on their iphones. it's a career issue- i am often not taken seriously because of it, even though i work really hard at my job. it drives me ca-razy. more than a decade separates me from most of the people at my office and it has been hard to overcome.
add on top of that the fact that i am often mistaken in the store by old ladies as an unwed teen mother (while wearing my wedding ring) and yeah, the whole looking young thing gets old faster than you might think. i want to yell at them, "i have a bachelors degree! i own a home! i'm married! i have a baby! i am not ten! you go to hell and you die!"
and trust me, i've heard it before, "oh but when you're fifty you'll LOVE that!" i know they're probably right.
but i's seriouz adulté!
and telling me that in TWENTY YEARS i will be happy about something doesn't make me thrilled about it now. we went to see the hangover at the theater the day before jude was born and 9 months+ pregnant with my husband i was CARDED for an R rated movie. GAH.
i was so excited to turn twenty-six, like somehow that would make a difference. as you can guess, i did not magically look any older on that fateful day.
just had to get that off my chest.
hearts barts farts,
mrs. the grumbles