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

    My mum was a grandma at 32 my step sister was 18 when she has her first but she does look alot older than her age

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

    Interestingly, when my dad (55) and his wife (45) take my DS1 (2) out with them, I always think people assume he's their son which I get a bit cut over. My mum (53) was once asked if she was the mother of her youngest sister (45). She was pretty peeved about that!

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

    My mother has been asked if my daughter is hers and other times is assumed to be grandma. She is 48 and first grandchild was born when she 43.

    My sister was 23 when she had my mums 1st grandchild so it's not like she was a teen mum, so unfortunately I think if you look 43 then some people will assume your grandma not mum as society still has a view of mums being in their 20's despite the rates of women becoming mothers at a later age

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

    When I was last with my dad we had my DS out at the shops (dd was with nana at home) and someone said to me he looks like his dad (meaning my dad, DS's grandad) lol I freaked out slightly and my dad just couldn't stop laughing. (my dad is 44 but looks about 39)

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

    My dad was 48 when he had his second child everyone askes him all the time if it's my kid because they know he then had me the 24 yr old who had a son as well

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    one of my friends is a grandma to a 4 year old...she is 40.

    I think it is hard, people are usually trying to make polite conversation and would not mean to cause offence.

    It is very possible to be a young grandma or an older mum...it doesn't mean you look older then you really are!

    hugs, i would be upset if someone asked if I was DD's grandma (even though it would be possible if i had a child at 19/20 and my child had a child at 18/19...but i think i look so exhausted it is clear that I am her mum lol

    It could almost be a compliment...because grandparents normally look so refreshed (cause it's not them having sleepless nights) and so happy to be spending time with their precious grandkids...so maybe you look so refreshed and happy they think you are grandparents

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    Awwwww river song that's such a sweet way of looking at it

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

    My mum had the opposite! She is 63 but does look younger , when she took 22 month old DS to the supermarket last month the cashier gave DS the receipt and said " give this to mummy" she thought it was great!

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    Yes l have. I'm 50 and have two son's, 10 and 7, so it is unevitable that l sometimes get mistaken as their gran. I always correct them, my 10 yr old thinks it is so funny when it happens. I don't mind, it is something that l knew would happen. My daughter was in her late teens/early 20's when the boys were born and used to get mistaken as their mum all the time, she was not amused.
    I also have a 7 yr old grandson, so confusion reigns when we are out and about, as l'm being called mum and gran.
    Most people are surprised when l tell them l have a 30 yr old ds, l have been told many times l don't look my age.......maybe it's because l don't act it.
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    Default Older parents: Have you ever been mistaken for Grandparents?

    Not quite the same, but when dd1 was newborn, we were out with FIL (60 yo). FIL was carrying her and we got quite a few strange looks - like I was the young wife and it was "our" baby together!


 

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