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Friday, 18 September 2015

Hello, is your mother home?





It's the kind of morning when the snooze button has been pressed five times, resulting in you being half an hour late as you rush around trying to pair the right shade of grey socks together, find the missing school shoe, book bag and sparkly fluffy pencil for little one to show the  class!

It's the kind of morning where your feeling lucky

The queue is long, the lady in front of you is sharing gossip with the cashier, they laugh and you feel annoyed that they are making you wait to talk about EastEnders.

Finally your turn, you  ask for a lottery ticket and the cashier looks at you and asks for some form of identification and on that particular morning, despite feeling exhausted and looking exhausted,  you have never been so happy to hand over id to prove your age

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It's that kind of afternoon, an afternoon with no plans or expectations
The kind of afternoon where you change into pyjamas and become one with the sofa as you binge watch an entire box set on netflix
The kind of afternoon where you sit legs crossed, cup of tea nearby whilst you lose yourself in the chapters of a new book
The kind of afternoon where you feel like baking and then two hours later your kitchen and tummy is welcoming the warm, sugary aromas of biscuits and cupcakes
The kind of afternoon when you are having a 'no make up' day and there is a knock on the door...
You're not looking your best but gingerly you open the door and it's a door to door sales man
It's the kind of afternoon where you are not in the mood to be sold windows, guttering, mood rings and silver but then he is not interested in you, because out of his mouth, like music to your ears he says: " Hello, is your mother home?"

And on that kind of afternoon, you become thirteen again, no longer do you live in your own house and pay your own bills, oh no! On that kind of afternoon you reply: " No, my mum's not home and won't be back until late"

When you are  younger, you can't wait to surpass certain age milestones, often wishing the youthful years away. Then when they're gone and seventeen seems so far away you become grateful for the small reminders that perhaps we don't look as old as we feel, especially when you have a little munchkin like my lei who for some reason thinks I'm ancient...

  • Lei: Mum, in the olden days, did you have netflix?
  • Lei: In the olden days there used to be dinosaurs, mummy did you see them?

 So, tell me do you get mistaken for looking younger or older than you are? :-) x

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  1. Hmmm, I must say I do get a mixed reaction about my age. I'm 23 and the kids I work with think I'm a good few years older, the people in my office think I'm a baby, whereas my friends say I'm wise beyond my years and if I don't stop frowning I'll look old soon too. Haha xx

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    1. It is so funny how little ones assume that anyone older than them is very very old! haha

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  2. I am always being mistaken as being younger than I am. It was a problem at 25 to have to show ID all the time, but now I am nearly 40, I don;t get asked any more. Guess I no longer look 18! :(

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    1. yay for looking younger ;-) I'm sure I won't get asked much when i'm older x

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  3. Haha go you being asked for ID and being asked if your mother was home, I wish people would say that to me instead of trying to sell me crap! I get asked for ID at times but that's about it.

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    1. lol don't answer the door Fi! I can't stand the script they read and the sly tactics they use

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  4. You should never ask a lady her age. When people do, they usually think I'm older.

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  5. I'm often mistaken for younger although I'm so used to it then whenever someone mistakes me for older (or guesses my ages correctly) I become offended! LOL!
    The scary moment when you realise that one day Netflix will be like videos and something else will have taken it place...-_- Great post.

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    1. Lol that's funny. I know, and someone will be looking at us, like why did you watch THAT! eeek

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  6. I find it odd, sometimes i'll get ID'd and other times I won't. I'm 26 but look about 12 so used to get asked a lot.x

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    1. Sometimes, I wonder if the shopkeepers, bars etc are picking and choosing. haha x

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  7. I used to always get told I looked younger and asked for ID, alas as a 30 something no longer. This disappoints me much. Bloody wrinkles!

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    1. Bet you will get asked soon as you said that! haha

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  8. So many times this has happened to me! And for some reason I feel like I have to correct them and say 'no I AM the home owner!', then instantly regret correcting them as I then feel I have to listen to what they are saying/selling... Then say I'm not interested!
    But the ID'ing days are getting less and less when out

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  9. So many times this has happened to me! And for some reason I feel like I have to correct them and say 'no I AM the home owner!', then instantly regret correcting them as I then feel I have to listen to what they are saying/selling... Then say I'm not interested!
    But the ID'ing days are getting less and less when out

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    1. lol! Noooo, never admit! it used to annoy me, now I just go along with it! :-) x

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  10. Enjoy been asked for id and also been mistaken for a teen as it is something you only dream of happening when you get to 37!

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  11. I am 33 but people usually say i look younger, hopefully they are not just humouring me lol but I havnt been asked for id in years, think if i was i might literally job over counter and kiss cashier hahaha

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  12. This exact thing happened to me yesterday! I work in my bosses house at the moment and I answered the door to a charity saleswoman. She asked "are you the homeowner or are your parents home?" Normally this would annoy me, but this week was my 29th birthday, next year I'm 30 and that's scares me. I'll happily be younger than I am to others for as long as possible! X

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  13. I have no idea how people perceive my age, but I know I don't feel as old as I am. I don't want to rush into old age, as long as the body is willing and able I hope I keep enjoying life including the odd day on the sofa

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  14. Ha ha I wish i was mistaken for _younger! If I get asked for is when buying wine I get giddy

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  15. I definitely get mistaken for younger.. when I was 20 I was IDed in HMW to buy Love Actually.

    Love Actually is a rated 15 movie.. so they obviously thought I was at most fourteen! So embarrassing.. who even IDs for films!!

    I would definitely love to go back to simpler times when I was younger.

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  16. I think I'm at the age now when people aren't fussed about guessing. I think I look younger, but then I look in the mirror and think I don't look like that.

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  17. I turn 27 next week and I had a knock on the door about six months ago from a charity worker (who looked 12 himself) who said "Hi, is your mum or dad about?" I just laughed & shit the door. Sometimes I don't know whether to be insulted or proud!! xxx

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  18. I am way, way past being asked for ID.Most people think I'm 5, maybe 10 years younger than I am.The last time I was asked for ID was when I was 27, just 6 weeks after having my eldest.Being asked if I was old enough to buy cigarettes was a huge boost to my confidence.I have stopped smoking since then though.

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  19. I can relate to your post, sometimes people think that I'm younger like in my mid twenties but definitely I'm in my mid thirties.

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  20. I'm 46 and I don't care who knows it! lol I think I look my age, but that's ok - I have great skin and I still have my hair coloured (not ready to go grey just yet!), I believe age is just a number & some days I feel 100 and some I feel 25! =)

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  21. Haha I think the best bit about this post was when Lei said 'In the olden days there used to be dinosaurs, mummy did you see them?'. That made me laugh and people always think that I am younger.

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  22. So many times this has happened to me! And for some reason I feel like I have to correct them and say 'no I AM the home owner!', then instantly regret correcting them as I then feel I have to listen to what they are saying/selling... Then say I'm not interested!
    But the ID'ing days are getting less and less when out

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  23. I feel awful being mistaken for looking younger. The many times the club bouncer just won't let me in and had to be left behind by friends. Or for being refused to be sold alcoholic drinks. Bummer. =/

    Manik Makina | That MM Blog

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    1. Ahh that's annoying! hopefully it means when you are waaay older you'll look younger, which is always a plus! :-)

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