On Tuesday night before class, Josh said, "Ready to go hang out with all the kids? You're going to be the old one, you know."
And I said, " First of all, usually adults take the evening courses. And also? Whatever. I totally fit in. In FACT, I bet at least one person thinks I'm a high schooler taking dual credit courses."
And I nailed that bet, before I was even IN CLASS, no less.
I was walking up the stairs with two other women who were attempting to find the room we had been switched to and they were discussing why they were taking the class. One woman turned to me and said, "And you! You're just a BABY! You're the same age as my daughter, I'm sure."
And I said, "Weeeeeell, probably not. I'm married and have two kids. I only LOOK like I'm twelve."
And she said, "No, not twelve. Fifteen."
Thaaaaaaanks. So I now look fifteen, which is an upgrade from twelve, right? I almost look old enough to drive!
We had a good chuckle and I told her how used to it I am, that people knock on my front door and ask me if my mother is home, how I'm suspiciously carded anytime I order a drink, how I was nearly kicked out of a hotel swimming pool after children's hours were over because I had no ID with me in the pool and he didn't believe I was over 18 (my mother-in-law had to vouch for my age, funnily enough), how I've been asked to wait for my mother before being allowed to get on a hotel elevator.
So, long story short, I survived class with a little help from my good friends Coffee and Motrin and I look like a fifteen year old. I feel mostly better today, except my throat is still painful and one of my lymph nodes appears to be threatening to explode, but better is better, so I'll take it.
I hope you continue to be on the mend! And congrats on weathering that first day...
Get well soon.
Up until recently, I used to get that younger thing all the time but now... not so much. Mind you when I look in the mirror I find it hard to believe that I'm an inch away from 40. But I guess all the wrinkles I've grown since the sleep deprivation began have made me catch up. Perhaps that's how you've made it to 15 from 12 ;)
Oh Kyla, thanks for the update-I've been wondering how it went and how you were feeling. I hope you're over the hump with this illness.
I'm glad you're getting better.
We need to hang out. I look freakishly young too, young to the point of it not even being flattering. I mean, I REALLY do not want people thinking that I am 20 when I'm out with my three kids, you know?
Glad to hear you're on the mend and looking 15? Looking 15 is good!
People still call my house and ask to speak to my parents.
That's because they can't SEE my wrinkles over the phone, I'm sure.
right on :)
When I worked at a middle school I got asked for my pass.... wha????
Until I had the boys, I always looked much younger than my age. Sigh.
Enjoy looking 15!!!
Did it occur to you that maybe you (and me - uh, we) got sick from MDCQII? I came down ill with similar symptoms on Monday. Yuck. Congrats on going to school. I'm gonna try again when I'm 60, I went back the first time as a 35 year old single mom. It kept me young.
Not to say anything bad about MDCQII, but I don't get out much, so I catch stuff easily!!! -AnotherMom
I think we need a picture :)
Not so much any more, but when I first started coaching middle school cross country, people used to think that I was one of the runners. I was 26.
oh, hon, i'm so sorry *you've* been sick, too.
now and then i get the itch to take a class, or two, or ten. i think you just set it off! ;)
Hi! My name is Sarah and I've been reading a few blogs somewhat faithfully for about 6 months now and yours is one of my favorites. I love that you are so positive (I struggle with that) and that you love the Lord, your husband, and your kids (who by the way are so precious!) Anyway, I thought I should introduce myself ;) I am 28, married to a Josh also, am pregnant with our first baby and live in a little subburb of Pasadena. I work in a boring office job right now but I plan to stay home once the baby is here! I've never left a comment on a blog before so I hope I'm doing this right! Take care!
Yay! You did it! How was the class? I hope you feel better soon.
Oh yeah, and people think I'm 18 all the time.... so I know how it feels! lol
I very rarely get taken for 32, which is a good thing, I suppose
Oh, that is just too funny Kyla. I'm sure it gets old, but just think...when your peers are in their 50s and fretting over wrinkles and gray hair, you are going to look like a hot 30 year old! I'm totally jealous!!!
I was just about to email and pester you for an update. Thanks for posting. :)
LOL...I think you look just your age, which yes, is young, but only in years.
Still sending wellness wishes...
It's hard looking so young...people used to think that about me but I guess the two boys have given me wrinkles or something. no one thinks that anymore, gosh darn it.
Glad you got through your first day and I hope you're feeling tons better.
You toughed it out, Kyla. That's great. Hope the rest of the household is healthy now, too.
What course are you taking? Did I miss the post on it?
He he he.. I used to like telling people that I was ten years older than my real age so that they would say "Wow! You look great!" You'll be the one laughing in 20 years. Glad you survived!
Hello, I am a friend of DDM's, I have been reading your blog for a while now and always feel compelled to comment but hold back. but today I just wanted to say...Good for you on going back to School. I went back to school at the age of 26 to become a RN and it was the best thing I could have done for myself and my family. I'm 32 now, I graduated when I was 30. It gave me confidence, I have amazing friends from the experience and most importantly I love being a nurse. To be excited to go to work every night is an amazing thing. I strongly feel that people become nurses because they are called to the service of caring. If you ever want an ear let DDM know and I would be glad to talk with you. All of the worries that you had about going back is all things I went through and amazingly it just works out! Good luck and happy studying!!! Nicole from Arlington
Yer young looking but I think yer hot.
(Wait...that sounds kinda perverted...)
LOL. Glad you survived. May your lymph not not explode.
whoo hooo, you made it to class, and that's all that matters =)
And you're going to love that baby face more and more as you get older too...Good times. Hey - at least you made it to class!
Congrats on heading back to school and no sweetie, you are not old. I've applied to University at the ripe old age of 45, grey hair and all:)
i think i would get tired of that REAL quick...but then again, people always think i'm older than i am...A LOT older...hmmm
guess this means when you're 40 people will think you're 20 and when I'm 40 people will think I'm 102...
Young looking I agree. And young, relative to me. yes.
but your wisdom. dude.
you are an old soul. I wish i had an ounce back then of what you have now.
what classes are you taking?
Glad you are a little bit better.
And I was always younger looking until my late twenties. But now I look too tired and haggard to be anything but a thirty-something mother. Gah.
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