It's interesting how many young women seem to get mistaken for their fathers' girlfriends, as opposed to sons being mistaken for their mothers' boyfriends.
Ha, that has happened a few times to me and my son.
The first time he was about 16, I was 39. My husband (my kids step-dad), myself and my son were driving through the night to go get my girls who had been visiting my parents. We stopped in a gas station about 2 in the morning and both my son and I were getting coffee. We had walked into the gas station bantering back and forth about something. We were arguing but in a joking, light-hearted way. After a few minutes, the clerk said "Ya'll sound like me and my boyfriend, how long ya'll been dating
." My son looked over at the woman while he was stirring his coffee and said "Lady, you are giving me issues." I just burst out laughing and about that time my husband walked in and asked what was so funny.
The second time is when son was a freshman in college, I had to take my MD, who was then about 7 or 8 to a specialist. Son was home on spring break so he went along. The doctor walked in and saw me and said, "you must be the mom, nice to meet you." Then he looked over at son who was holding MD on his lap and the doctor said "This must be the.......father?" He was very confused. About that time all of us just started laughing and I said, no, no, no, that is my son.
I have been told that I don't look my age, to the extent that I am 49 and get told I look to be in about my mid-30'. Some people think it is great to look younger, but it has its drawbacks. I have four kids, two in their mid-20's, two in HS. All from my first marriage. When I talk about having the older kids I get strange looks and I have gotten to the point where I just go ahead and say, "Yeah, I'm old enough, I'm 49."
I get tired of people thinking I had my oldest when I was 15.