Mum or Sister?
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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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.
• 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
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
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.
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.
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.
• 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?
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.
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!
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.^^;;