I know Ann, Bill hates it. I never thought he looked that old either but every so often people think I am his daughter.
The first time it happened we were out with all the kids having breakfast for Mother's day and the waitress said how great she thought he was to take the kids out and give mom a break.
I said I am the mom. She was so surprised and apologized but said that she thought I was his daughter too, and then the women sitting at the next table who had been cooing over the baby said oh my gosh we thought she was his daughter too.
Its happened a couple of more times since in different situations.
Just this past summer Bill dropped the kids off at summer day camp and had met a couple of the parents.
When I went with him to drop them off the next day another mother came over and said hi and then asked me if I was the one going on the mission trip to Ecuador. I was confused at first and then she said your dad here told me you were going but maybe its your sister.
So I said you mean my daughter? Then Bill moaned, this is my wife not my daughter, oh man, not again.
Of course she was embarrassed, but we told her not to worry about it.
I laughed about it all day to him, he was not amused.
Seriously though, I can't believe I am still getting asked for Id.
A couple of years ago my mother asked me to stop and get her cigarettes on the way to her house for a visit. I agreed to even though I hate getting them for anyone.
So anyway, I stop at the store and this older gentleman says are these for you and I say no my mom and he goes and asks me for an id.
I looked confused and then he said do you have a note from your mother? I said do you need to do that when you are 38 years old?
So then he looks confused. Then insists that I have to be 18 to purchase cigarettes and that he wouldn't sell them to me without a license, so of course I show it to him but boy did he look bewildered when he found out how old I was. He kept saying is this really you?
I'm like dude I am buying cigarettes not a gun for crying out loud.
Believe me, I am not complaining about looking young for my age but I seriously doubt that I look too young to purchase cigarettes or alcohol. I don't have a problem showing people the id though since it is their job and I had to do that alot when I worked as a waitress, I just find it really strange to have it happen at my age.