every once in a while, when i'm doing something incredibly responsible and grown up like writing a check or listening the "you're on hold" music on the phone (seriously who picks that stuff?) or making a doctor's appointment, i'll feel this swell of pride at my accomplishment. i mean, writing checks! who am i?
(an ADULT, suckas!)
but apparently the image i project does not say "responsible mother of two." apparently it says "teenager who is skipping school or possibly may have dropped out."
i think i mentioned that one time when my mom and i were at the mall, and the boy in the cupcake shop asked why i wasn't in school. (HIGH SCHOOL.) i told him that the two children in the stroller were, in fact, my sons and not my little brothers. and that i was not in high school.
and then today, when i was checking out at costco, the guy ringing up my stuff looked at the boys in the cart and said dubiously, "are they...your children?"
i answered in the affirmative while trying to extricate my card from my wallet (i seriously need to find a new wallet) and the girl behind him who was loading my cart commented, "you look young."
i smiled and said, "i am young, but probably not as young as you think i am. i'm 23."
they both looked a little shocked and then the guy said, "well, you look really young."
i'm not complaining. a youthful appearance isn't a bad thing, and it's definitely something i'm hoping i can cash in on when i'm 50. i guess i'm just curious as to what i look like to other people. because i feel like i look my age, but apparently, i don't.