Today, the other core teacher, Ms. C, and I took our home school pupils on a research field trip to the local college library.
Ms. C is a recent graduate of the college's grad school, so she was nice enough to introduce us to several of the librarians during our tour. One of the ladies we met was a very nice 40-ish librarian. Ms. C introduced each of the children to her, and the kids politely greeted her.
During this time, I was standing behind the three children--a ten year-old-girl, an nine-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old girl--and Ms. C, waiting for a chance to introduce myself. As I was waiting for a moment to jump into the conversation, the librarian looks at me and says to Ms. C, "So, this is the oldest sister?"
ME? The oldest sister?!!?
Have I mentioned that I'm at least 5'7" (and I was wearing wedges today that gave me at least another two inches) and 27 years old?! In the librarian's defense, I do look younger than I am, and get carded constantly, but I haven't been tagged as a high schooler in years.
Of course, the kids found this hilarious. I, for one, don't know whether to be excited or perturbed that someone thought I was at least 10 years younger than I am. I suppose I should just enjoy it while I can, right?
Have you ever been pegged as much younger than your actual age?