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    Default Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    I'm a 40 year old mum of a 2.5 year old and have twice asked if I was a grandmother! I think I look ok for my age (as good as a full time working mummy can with limited time for beauty routines & not into botox etc) but this has really upset me

    Not really looking for any advice, just wondering if it ever happened to anyone else?

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    Default Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    Not yet :/ I'm 37 and I have a 2yr old...I sometimes wonder when we are out if people think she belongs to our 17yr old

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    Default Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    Kinda the opposite people have thought my son was my little brother when I was shopping with my mum I was 15 when I had him

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    It's never happened to me, but it did happen to DH and he is only 34! Ok, he's a bit bald but definitely doesn't look like a grandpa! I thought it was hilarious and still give him a hard time about it occasionally.

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    I am 37 with a 2 year- old as well.

    Last week at a playground a young guy walked up to me holding DS's hand (was watching this the whole time) and said 'is this your little brother'?

    Bless!

    PS don't worry about the comment. Some people are so clueless!

    PPS there's plenty of younger parents out there who look old for their age too - its much of a muchness. Sometimes I look 50 I'm sure!
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    Yep, it was horrid, I came home and cried. I am 40 with a grey steak in my hair but I was also 28 weeks pregnant at the time. Dh thought it was so funny because he is always mistaken for being older as he went bald at 20.


    Quote Originally Posted by jagamoe View Post
    Kinda the opposite people have thought my son was my little brother when I was shopping with my mum I was 15 when I had him
    My DD got that some times.

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    Default Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    My DH is 52 and we have a 1yo. I'm 37. I was expecting to get this with my DH but as yet everybody has assumed he is daddy and not granddaddy. I think I would be a bit upset about it also, I'm sure your a yummy mummy.

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    Default Re: Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    Lol this happened me the other day (I'm 39 and my kids are almost 5&3.5). This guy sitting at the next table with his teenage daughter (definitely grandpa material) was smiling at the girls in an "oh how cute" way, then he gestured to me and asked "grandchildren?" Lol that wiped the smile off my face! My sister assures me he was either trying to pick me up, or was incredibly short sighted! I don't look 25 anymore but I def don't look grandma. Dh just laughed, said "I know we're older parents but come on...!!!"

    I still remember the first time I was called a woman (as opposed to a girl), this kid in a shop was serving me, he turned around and asked his boss "this woman wants..." That was a bit of a shock too, I was like "hang on...oh...ooookay then..." Lol I guess this grandma business is just the next step eh?

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    Default Re: Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    I'm a younger mum who used to get mistaken for the baby sitter/nanny.

    Also... I've met a 36 year old grandma, so it may not mean people think you're 50.

    Plus then people are stupid.

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    I'm 31 and DH is 45, with 7, 5 and 4 year olds. It has only happened once to DH, DS's kindy teacher last year He asked for DS and she asked if he was his grandpa?! DH didn't say much about it, but I think he was pretty cut. It is ridiculous, he doesn't even look 45 let alone a grandfather of a 5 year old.... The teacher was mortified, and was apologising to me for days. She maintains he doesn't look like a grandfather, but she had somebody else in her mind as DS's father so she was confused and trying to work out who DH was.
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