Post # 1
Omg i am so sick of everyone saying how young i look. sigh.im 23. i was at my dad’s place (own a chucke cheese type place) and my dad was talking to customers and when he talks to ppl he always introduces me and tell them im getting married.(i guess my dad is super excited abotu the wedding! i mean he TELLS EVERYONE, its usually goes like “oo this is my daughter katie, shes getting married in august… tehn ofcoarse everyone responds “oh we thought she was one of the kids here.” urghhh I AM NOT A KID. it happens everywhere i go. ppl see me driving they commment that i dont look old enough to drive. WTH. sick of looking young sometimes!!!! heres a picture of me, i really dont think i look like THAT young. please say i look almost my age!!! lol. i know, i know i will apperciate it when i get older lol.
Post # 3
I don’t think you look that young! You probably look younger than people because you don’t wear makeup.
Post # 4
I get that all the time. Someone thought I was FFIL’s granddaughter (he’s only 50.) It’s mortifying. I feel like all manners go out the window when it comes to looking young. People thinks it’s hilarious to joke that I look 12, or that I make R look like he’s robbing the cradle (I’m a month older than him.)
It’s not like I dress sloppy, or don’t wear make-up. It’s just a side-effect of being short and baby-faced. I get the “oh, you’ll be glad you look young later!” but honestly, I wish I didn’t!
Post # 5
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
I get that ALL the time! I try to tell myself that I’ll appreciate it when I’m older and people are still mistaking me for being much younger. 🙂
Post # 6
I think you look late teens/early twenties, so about your age. I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but the day will come soon when you’ll be happy about how young you look. Seriously – I’m only 5 years older than you and have in those years gone from hating being young looking to being really excited about it, but also terrified I will start to look older. Stupid youth worshipping peter pan culture!
Post # 7
Ha, I know how that goes. I got questioned by a gas station attendant not too long along because he thought I wasn’t old enough to drive. I’m 27! lol!
My mom swears I will like it when I’m older, but she’s been telling me that for years, and I still don’t even come close to liking it! 🙂
Post # 8
You know, I can’t tell how old anyone is any more. You look young to me, but then you ARE a lot younger than I am.
I know I always looked younger than what I am…and it drove me crazy. I was given kid’s menus until my senior year in high school, asked if I was on a high school trip when going on a trip with my husband (we were 26), mistaken for a student all the time when I worked for a univerity in my late 20s, etc.
Now at nearly 40….I love it. I still get called “kid” and am usually guessed to be in my late 20s. It did take a long time, but starting in my mid-thirties, I began to like looking younger, So take some comfort in the fact that although it sucks now, and I know you are tired of hearing it (I was), it really is a wonderful thing as you get older.
Post # 9
Im 25, I will be 26 in July and EVERYONE always mistakes me for just turning 20 or 21 🙁 Its quite annoying, but I just try and remind myself that it will be great when Im older! My mom is 55 and she sometimes gets carded!! HAH!
Post # 9
@ lillyfaith, girl i totally here ya! im 8 months older then teh FH and he gets weird looks all the time when they see him with me lol. def agree about the manner things to. when i take my niece out with me shopping (she’s one years old) i get all these stares. i have even heard people talking about how young i was to have a baby, its like hello, im right here i can hear you!!
@entangled- one day i kow i will come to apperciate it. my mom was the same way. she is 53 but ppl think shes about 40. i also think by looking younger and getting seen as younger is acutally going to lead me into a mid life crisis by thte time im 25 lol. i blame it on the peter pan culture too, i mean my birthday is next firday and i hate the thought of turing 23! lol. i just wish ppl wouldnt think im 14-15. LOL
Post # 10
Aw, looking young is a good thing. That must be annoying, though. I think you look adorable. People are just really rude!
Post # 11
I have a super young face. As does my mom and grandma. I hate it now, but I know when I get older I will LOVE it. My grandmother is 75 and my mom is 51 and both look at least 10 years younger than they are.
I’m 22, 5’0 and weigh 100 pounds. I work with middle school kids and blend right in so I know how you feel. When I’m not in my work uniform, though, I am always dressed nice with my make-up and hair done, and usually a pair of heels or nice flats. If I didn’t, people would constantly think I am about 16 :/
These are two pictures at Disneyland, so the clothes i’m wearing make me look especially young!!
Post # 12
I can sympathize with you. I usually get asked if I am 15 or 16.
Post # 13
@Neva: The night I left to drive to my freshman year of college my sister, mother, and I went out to eat. I got asked if I wanted a kid’s menu by the hostess who was younger than me (She went to my high school)!!
Post # 14
eh, give it 10 years and you’ll be thrilled.
don’t worry about it. you are a grown up beautiful woman!
Post # 15
I hear you. I am a teacher and once I used a teacher tray in the lunch line and got scolded, because they weren’t for students :S When I do anything professional, I have to wear makeup, high heels, and professional looking attire.
When people says things like “Oh, you look too young to be a teacher” I now look at them in the eye and reply “I am about to complete my 7th year in teaching” or I don’t respond at all and watch them become sheepish. I think it’s kind of a rude thing to say, because as those of us with the issue know, it often comes with a lack of respect or an expectation of inexperience. I don’t go around saying “Wow, you look so old for your age.” I’m not down with indulging the comments anymore at 29.
And yes, I know I’ll appreciate it when I’m older, but I also deserve respect now.