Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I definitely have a baby-face, and most of the time, I think it's a good thing. After all, it probably means I'm going to look young and fresh faced way past other people, right? That being said, there are some annoying things about being a baby-face.
1) I'm going to get ID'd until I'm like, 40.
I don't know if I'm going to view this as a problem when I'm 40 (in fact, I'll probably be flattered), but I think I'm going to get ID'd forever. I'm legal in most countries besides this one, but based on my face you'd never know it.
2) People have NO idea how old I am.
I have been handed children's menus at restaurants and asked about my husband on the same day. Within hours of each other. Yup, that's true. It's nice to occasionally get kids price things, but it's also a little weird that people think I look anywhere from 12-26. The other day, my mother and I went to a tourist bureau and the lady working there was clearly trying to get her to pick up some family-oriented brochures. It was kind of funny, and it took her ages to figure out that I was university aged. Oh, and people often think I'm a freshman even though I know my way around campus, too.
3) People question my relationship with my boyfriend because I look so young.
Okay, so I know my boyfriend has a beard and can probably pass for being in his thirties if he dressed for business and carried a briefcase. Sometimes I look younger because I'm wearing a skirt or have a ribbon in my hair. That being said, if we're walking down the street and clearly dating, isn't it a bit rude to comment? I've heard people in restaurants say that he was "robbing the cradle" which is funny because he's only two years older than me. Not cool.