Mum or Sister?

@p1kef1sh (45640)
January 16, 2010 11:32am CST
I was at the shopping centre (mall) earlier and bumped into the mother of one of my daughter's friends. This lady has four children the eldest of whom is 28. I asked how her sister was. She looked bemused at me and said that she hadn't realised that I knew her sister. Then I remembered that I meant her daughter! But the mother looks so young and was dressed in a "young" style - that suited her - that I had somehow subconsciously "forgotten" that she is in fact almost 50! Do you get mistaken for your children's siblings?
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Never but only because my daughter is an only child. lol I do, however, end up being mistaken for a guy lots of times. Be it on the phone or face-face. Do I look/sound THAT much like a guy?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
I think not. I don't know about sounding as I've not heard your voice, but you sure don't look like a man to me.
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• United States
19 Jan 10
Thanks hun! I do have 2 recordings over at ss if you want to hear me.
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@bhanusb (5709)
• India
18 Jan 10
Definitely the lady offended. She thought you were make remember her age.Ladies always try to hide their age.You hurt her weak point. So in future be careful.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
She was not offended Bhausb. In fact I think that she was a little flattered!
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
I love it when that happens. It sure is a good feeling being mistaken as my daughter's sister.When that happens my girls would kid me and say that i appear to be their age because they are good girls since they were young and that i never had problems bringing them up.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
I am sure that you are a wonderful mother Sweetie. I'm thinking of asking you to adopt me! LOL.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 10
Well I will be honest, that I have been mistaken for my Daughters elder Sister, lol, and the Guy was not believing us when we told him that I was her Mum But it does feel good when People think you are younger then what you are as it means you are looking after yourself and not letting go because you think you are "old" now you are as old as you feel is what I live by lol xxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
I keep telling people that I am 12 Gabs! Do you think that they believe me? LOL. You are very youthful looking. I'm not surprised that you are taken for your daughter's sister. XXXX
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
16 Jan 10
I believe you P1ke so don't listen to anyone else xxx
• Spain
16 Jan 10
Gabs, I've seen the photo of the two of you, and I'd take you for sisters as well. Must be all the running around after Gissi keeping you young.
• United States
16 Jan 10
Hardly!*LOL* I am, however, sometimes mistaken for my siblings' mother. Not at all flattering, if you ask me! *L*
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
Now I have seen the gorgeousness that is thebohemianheart. Be still my beating heart!
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• United States
16 Jan 10
Pfffttttt! I think you may be a bit biased, little man.*S*
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
Who me? Never! LOL.
17 Jan 10
Hi p1key, It is so nice to look younger then your age, this lady should have been flattered, lol! as for me I don't have any children but, get this!! someone thought my hubby was my dad, hehehe, he is seven years younger then me, how happy I hwas that day but he was not amused. Hugs. Tamara xxxx
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
LOL. I bet that he wasn't amused. But then you look a lot younger than your real age of 24! XXXX
19 Jan 10
Hi p1key, Flattery will get you every where..Hugs. Tamara xxxx
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
16 Jan 10
Hello, Pikey. Before we moved to Spain, I used to go to bingo with my daughter, and several people there thought we were sisters. I was quite flattered but my daughter was horrified. There's only 20 years between us, and I don't have any grey hair or wrinkles. Until my own mother became ill and aged very quickly, we were mistaken for sisters as well, so it obviously runs in the family.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
Clearly you are all beautiful women Sandra. I have a grey "band" round my head now, but at least I still have most of my hair. My Dad's virtually bald (he's 84) so we aren't ever confused.
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• Spain
16 Jan 10
Pikey, you're a silver tongued smoothie, that's what you are. Have you been taking lessons of Fjaril, or has he been taking them from you? Fancy a vodka?
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 Jan 10
bet that made her day! not likely - I'm always being taken for the roomie's mum - and I'm ONLY 7 yrs older, its the white hair...
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
I had white hair when I was little. But then it darkened.
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
16 Jan 10
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Jan 10
haha fat chance that will ever happen!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
Who told you that I am fat?! LOL. Now you are certainly one hot looking lady and it's not just the Californian weather either!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Jan 10
Um, you did? And Ok I can't argue with you. But still nobody's going to mistake me for a 13 year old's sister! :-)[u][/u]
• Canada
19 Jan 10
Actually I do, and they're not even my children. I'm 28, and my husband is 64, and the kids are all "older' than I am by three or four years haha Well execept for the younger one who is 18, but he was a "late surprise." So yeah, they mistake me for my "kids" siblings all the freaking time. haha People also think my husband is my Daddy. My mother married a younger man, so when the four of us go out, they think I'm with my step-dad, and my husband's with my mother. haha We have great fun telling them how mixed up they are.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
This might amuse you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1R-fbOn7co
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• India
17 Jan 10
i have seen many who look more young than their daughters they r really lucky to be young .
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
Some work at it and some don't. I don't know how they manage it.
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@jakill (835)
17 Jan 10
I wish!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
LOL. You never know!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
17 Jan 10
As my eldest is still pre-teen, it´s fairly unlikely I´d be mistaken for his sister. However, a little while ago I was mistaken for my mother in law´s sister. Being nearly 30 years younger than she, I was pretty devastated!
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
I bet that you were upset. I hope that the person making that mistake was put right!
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@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
17 Jan 10
NEVER! I'm sometimes mistaken for my children's father - and sometimes my children refuse to acknowledge any relationship whatsoever! I'm afraid I well and truly look every minute of my age - and definitely can't be arsed trying to do the mutton-as-lamb thing.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
You are a very attractive woman Guy. We have a friend who looks very similar to you and I must say that she's one of the prettiest women that I know!!! So you must be too.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
16 Jan 10
Hi plkey, amazingly not for some reason, but then again my son is only eleven. I tell him though it sounds ridiculous when he still insists on saying I'm 21 and he has to up it to 30.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
19 Jan 10
I am sure that 21 suits you exactly Thea! I'm the same numbers reversed - 12!
• India
16 Jan 10
well friend ! these days it has become harder to distinguish mothers and daughters. Everyone one knows at what age ladies of modern days enter into a beauty parlor and with what age they come out !
@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
LOL:. Very true!
@dragon54u (31634)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Good heavens, no! For one, I have sons and no daughters and thank goodness nobody thinks I'm their brother but they can tell I'm my brother's sister because we look alike in some ways. My boys are very masculine. I have let my hair go gray, it's salt and pepper now, and I don't dress young--just comfortable. So no, I would never be mistaken for a young person's sister! You are quite the charmer, aren't you?
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
Am I a charmer? Not entirely deliberately! LOL.
@dorypanda (1584)
16 Jan 10
A lot of people assume I'm younger than I am, apparently I don't look like I'm 35 and apparently I don't look old enough to have a teenage child. Some of the teachers at my sons school have been a bit confused and politely asked me if I was his Mum or not. The majority of people just look at me and my son (when we're out) and they give us a look, which tells me they're confused and don't know what kind of relation I am to him. People generally think that me and my sisters are about the same age, which is lovely for me, but not for them, they're 6 and 7 years younger than me.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
16 Jan 10
You're all lovely girls and considering that according to the lady that purports to be your guardian, that you all have different mothers, I think that you do very well.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
20 Mar 10
lol....not yet...but I hope I do...in a couple of years..when I will really need the boost...lol. I have a friend whose 13 year old daughter looks like her sibling...I swear they don't look more than a year or two apart. In fact, I might even go as far as to say my friend looks younger than her daughter!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 10
I think that you were a child bride - you look young to me! 21/22? LOL.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
20 Mar 10
I know you are pulling my leg...but that sounds so GOOD!! lol Thank you! To be realistic, let's add another decade to that...and you'll be closer to my age hehe.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
LOL the mother must have looked very young! That's amazing. I don't have kids yet but there was a time when my little niece and I went to the mall. I saw a friend and she asked if the little girl was my kid.^^;; I beg to disagree that I look older than my age. LOL It's just like there's a trend here that young people already have a children. And also, most of my friends and batch mates already have children and it's probably people expected me to be the same.^^;;
@p1kef1sh (45640)
20 Mar 10
I see very young girls here with toddlers and I often wonder if they are sisters, nannies or mothers!