My 22 year old son is a little peeved this morning.

He works night shift at a local business and most mornings I pick him up to give him a driving lesson. Occasionally, as I did this morning, I go into the store and buy supplies, especially since he can get me a ten percent discount. I don’t think he’ll be too quick to offer that to me any more.

You see while I was there, one of his co-workers asked him if I was his girlfriend.

Me. His Mom!

What’s worse? Apparently, it’s not the first time it’s happened.

So he asked them how old they thought he was. Here’s where I can see why he got a little cheesed off.

“Between thirty-two and thirty-seven!” two of them replied.


So while I’m feeling pretty darned smug this morning that I might still be able to pass for someone fifteen years younger than I am, he … well, as I said, he’s slightly grossed out. And more than a little disgruntled.

It’s all a matter of perspective
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5 thoughts on “It’s all a matter of perspective

  • October 24, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Oh Leah he sounds adorable!! And I had know a friend who looked 30 at twenty, and now that he’s 50 he STILL looks 30 like he did at 20 . . . so this might pay off for your son in the long run. Really. šŸ˜‰ And you are super young, so yes, do gloat!! lol

  • October 24, 2007 at 4:58 pm


  • October 24, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed meeting you at the lunch and writer’s meeting last week!

    As for you looking like you could be your son’s girlfriend – it could be worse. You could be adding a stone in your family ring for your new daughter and have the jeweler ask if it’s for a grandchild. Happened to my high school boyfriend’s mom.

  • October 24, 2007 at 8:23 pm

    OH how funny!!!

    Poor Alex, but you deserve every bit of gloat so just enjoy it!

  • October 25, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Red – good point, I’ll point out to him that when he’s my age maybe he’ll look younger than he is too. (Come to think of it I used to be able to get into 18 and over movies when I was 15 without being challenged, while my legal-aged sister was always questioned. So you’re probably right.)

    Julia – I enjoyed meeting you too. And Oy! yes, your friend’s situation would be so much worse.

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