Maybe I should shave the beard?

I was chatting with a woman the other day, and it came up that I had three kids under the age of five.

Me: Yup. A four-year old, a two-year old, and a six-month old.

Her: Wow. You started having kids late in life.

Me: (pause) I was 26.

Her: But that would make you...

Me: I turned 31 last week.

Her: (pause) Well, you, uh, started early then. I guess.

11 comments:

just us said...

I'm not sure if that conversation speaks to life cycles/options in Sydney or the fact that having kids ages you. I creak.

Words Words said...

Well, I looked 30 when I was 19. I can only assume I look 40+ now. Thanks to this lady for confirming.

auntie said...

Oh Dave
I'm sure it's the great wisdom that shows on your face..

or what passes for wisdom..

or maybe it's just that kids age you.

But here's the good news, grandkids reverse the process :-)

movita said...

movita is strongly opposed to face fur.

kw said...

is movita grandma a's screen name? hmmm...

Words Words said...

...and now I know who KW is. That was kinda driving me crazy.

And sorry to Grandma Movita, and Grandma A. Both will have to deal with their own issues themselves.

Anonymous said...

The beard is a ready-made explanation for why people mistake you for an older man. Without it, you'll have to admit to yourself... you look terminally middle aged :) mp

ps: you're what.. 42 right?

Jordan said...

I've always looked younger than my age. When I was 18 and couldn't get into bars because I looked no older than 15, people would tell me that someday I'd be grateful for my youthful look.

It seems that day has arrived. Tee hee.

Words Words said...

Ah, my online support group. You picked up this bruised tomato, and chucked me at the wall as hard as you can.

That's nice.

At least I married well.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... I still think that's better than me being CARDED and told I could only stay at the pub for another half hour (till 9pm) if I didn't provide proof that I'm almost 31. Then again, maybe if someone offered me the senior's discount instead, I'd be upset too. :P

Words Words said...

I have never been carded. Even on my 19th birthday.

Erin looks much younger than she is. Always has. When she was 27, a woman took matches away from her because she thought she would hurt herself.