To be offended that someone called me granny
springydaffs · 21/04/2011 18:27
I was out shopping with my 23yo niece and her friends today and the shop assistant asked if I was 'granny'.
I am 51 and slightly porky re the menopause
I also have white hair.
But I'm dead cool, honest
ForeverNamechanging · 21/04/2011 18:35
Im 42 when mr 15 year old is bored of trailing round the shops. He shouts 'come on nana home time now' even worse since i had mu 6 month old baby, He pretends it his and they are taking me on a trip out round tesco. The looks of pure shock and judgyness make me giggle.
LadyThumb · 21/04/2011 18:37
My brother was born when I was 19 and he lives with me. I've been called his 'mother' for years. This happened recently when we were on holiday with our Mother and someone called her 'gran'. He said "My 'gran' is my Mother and my 'mother' is my sister" and the person was quite embarrassed.
I've got so sick of it that I've dyed my white hair brown (but I bet it doesn't make any difference and they'll still call me 'mother')!!!
springydaffs · 21/04/2011 22:59
Thank you that I am VVVVDNBU. I did the sums on the way home up the hill, looking at my reflection in all the shop windows. Even my shadow looked old...
There VVD wasn't a small child in evidence in the shop with us, so I can only assume the silly woman really did think I was their granny. I am devastated - but a little in denial (too painful)
WoTmania · 22/04/2011 12:36
My mum has the opposite problem. She is a very youthful 53. when I had DS1 she was 48 but looked late 30s. Once we were out getting hayfever medication and she was asked if she was BF. Other times people have started talking to her about 'her' DS. What didn't help was the I only looked about 14 so some others assumed that she had had a 'late' baby
TeddyMcardle · 22/04/2011 12:40
My sister is 10 years younger then me too, I remember pushing her in the pram as a baby and a man giving me a teen mum leaflet, some Christian thing (I was 10!) and when I told him no she was my sister, he shook his head at me and told me not to be ashamed
RevoltingPeasant · 22/04/2011 12:42
Teddy that's hilarious.
I was on a bus with DSis once and there was a furious whispered conversation behind me, including such as gems as
'I'm surprised they let her keep her, at that age'
and (I was wearing a school sweatshirt from our local high)
'Don't they have to go to a special school when they have them so young?'
InWithTheITCrowd · 22/04/2011 12:47
My Mum's sister is 45 and her eldest grandchild is 14 and pregnant! So she is going to be a great granny soon! At 46! I was a first-time mum at 36, and my cousin (who is the same age) was on to her second grandchild at the same point.
I guess granny isn't what it used to be :) haha
bran · 22/04/2011 13:01
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