Thursday, October 13, 2011


I just finished my first post-baby Zumba class. (For those of you who are counting, yes it has been 5 weeks, 6 days)

Anyway, I am horribly out of shape- as shown by tonight's class. After class I was explaining to the very friendly instructor that this is the first class I've taken in a while because of my baby born 6 weeks ago. (I was TRYING to save face from my horrible performance)

Her face registered shock.

"What? Are you old enough to have a baby?" I couldn't believe it, but she was comptely serious.

"Well, actually this is my second baby." I explained.

"You have TWO KIDS? How can you be old enough for that?"

"How old do you think I am?" came my insulted reply

"I thought maybe 20 at the oldest" I could tell she rounded up her estimate based on my response.

I SO wanted to tell her I was 30, but I stated my age of 27 with as much dignity as I could muster and then limped away.

That added to the fact that a couple of weeks ago when I took the kids to McDonalds TWO people complimented me on my babysitting skills...I just want to tell the world "YES I HAVE TWO KIDS...THEY ARE MINE. and NO I AM NOT STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL"

I've decided to take my super young looking face and my two music degrees and go audition for Glee. If the whole cast can be paid so much to be late twenty somethings acting like teenagers..well then surely I can too.

I realize this post has nothing to do with Down syndrome...but I was actually writing a post for someone else today, so cut me some slack?

Also, I really have felt surrounded by love today and am simmering on a deep post about that...
so stay tuned. (-:

Me and my "body that looks great for having two kids" (nice try at a recovery, Zumba instructor) are going to go lay on the couch watching TV before facing another night with my sweet boy least the 3 hours have ben stretching to 4...and sometimes 5. yay.)


  1. From someone who USED to look younger I can relate. But funnily enough, in the last 9 months since Cora was born I have aged a LOT. Now I actually look my almost 34 year old self. Oh well. Most people will say enjoy it while you can. And you should. That said, what that lady said was very insulting and rude. What was she thinking?!

  2. When I was in my 20's my husband and I were at a restaurant (we had no children) and the waitress said to my husband "ya know kids eat free today!" To this day I still wonder if she thought Jason was my father or my older brother!!! WOW! I think some people really don't have a knack for guessing people's age!

  3. Hey at least they aren't telling you that you look too old to have babies still! Count your blessings!
    We get comments on the age gap between Caleb and Lydia all the time. My son is literally a man child now (5'8" and 200+ lbs...Keep in mind that I am only 5'4". He towers over me at 13!. Eh. Liddy was the most wonderful surprise so it's ok!

  4. you know I never get that anymore...what does that say about me? Hey you tell us you were posting for someone else but didn't give us a link! Not allowed.

  5. I often get asked if I m the nanny. One waitress ,when i laughed and said no ,kept going with, " o your one of kids too?" okay I look young but not young enough to be my 29 year old husbands daughter! I guess just take the " compliment?" while we are getting them? I've been told we'll appreciate it when we are 50

  6. hahaha...i get the same thing sometimes...once i was told (with camden in my arms, that they thought i was 16) ridiculous i say...can't you see my crows feet and grey hairs!? haha...and then i realize i would rather look 16 then close to thirty :)

  7. I get this a lot too. I'm 32, but many people think I'm in my early 20s. Which I guess is a good thing! I get it honest though! My 63 year old mother looks like she's in her early 50s and my 91 year old grandmother could pass for late 70s! I totally hope I age as good as they do...I'm off to a good start anyway....ENJOY THE COMPLIMENTS!!

  8. You are not alone. . .
    While out to eat with friends & their 8 year old son, the hostess asked my friend, "2 kids menus?" (mortification!) I have been carded at the gas station ("are you old enough to drive that car you're filling up?") and the airport (to make sure they didn't need another flight attendant for an unaccompanied minor). someday it will be worth it. . . I think!

  9. Hmm.. Stuff like this happens to me often. Last year before i got pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I had gone out to eat. The waitress asked HIM if he would like a children's menue for me....
    Yesterday I ran into town to purchase some groceries at a little grocery store here (usually I shop at walmart for groceries) I was in line putting my things on the belt to check out when all of a sudden an older lady who was in back of me said -and I quote- "such a shame! All these young teenage girls having babies, living off of the government assistance." Completely shocked, I turned to face her as she was finishing her very rude comment and seriously wanted to point out the obvious; I was wearing a wedding band, I'm 27, and I was paying with CASH not some goverment assistance program... BUT instead of doing that, I decided it would be so much fun to messs with the peach so I looked her square in the eye and said, "oh this is my 6th child, I was going to get an abortion but my pimp wouldn't give me the money. None of my other baby daddies would either. I'm just lucky enough to have scored enough cash for todays groceries because my foodstamps ran out 3 days ago." The cashier was choking she was lauhing so hard. The old lady looked disgusted.

  10. Loved this post, I have that problem ALLLLL the time.



    sobsobsobsobsob.. (that's sob as in cry, not an acronym for a curse word. I would never come swear in your comment section. although I was very tempted to today.)


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