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May 19th, 2012, 02:14 PM
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I had my first birthchild at 19 after already becoming a stepmother to 3 children half my age. Now when I go to college graduations and preschool round up all in one week I go from being the youngest mommy/grandma to the oldest mommy. Mind you I'm only 33 does anyone else experience this and how to you answer those always awkward questions and looks from good intentioned strangers?
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May 19th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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It's really nobody's business how old you are. I'd just smile and say "yes, I'm their mother." If someone says "Wow, you look young" just smile and say thanks.
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May 19th, 2012, 06:58 PM
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People just seem to feel the need to comment. Comment on age of parents, comment on marital status of parents, comment on family sizes...ect.

I dont have to face the age question as I am fairly in the middle I didnt start until I was 22 and I am only 33 now so I am fairly at par with the ages of other families.

I would just smile and say thanks, its always nice to be called young...lol.
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May 20th, 2012, 07:25 AM
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I was the youngest mom with my older set and an "older" mom with my younger set. I dont think i've really had any ine question my age, only whether or not they are all mine.
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May 20th, 2012, 08:20 AM
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I don't like being an older mom. Most young moms annoy me now, whereas when I was the young mom, I loved having older moms to talk to. I still need older moms to talk to, but their kids are all grown now.

But as for your question, just smile and nod. Unless you want to point out that you are a step, let them think you were some kind of hoochie mama. My friend does that with her step son and gets a kick out of the faces as people try to do the math.
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May 20th, 2012, 10:26 AM
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People are stupid....thats all.
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May 20th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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you guys are great LOL I just wonder how it affects all 8 of the kids cause the younger ones don't notice but the olders do. As for watching them do the math it IS pretty hillarious
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May 22nd, 2012, 12:44 PM
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We had our first when i was 18 and then we have a 7 year gap due to infertility issues followed by 5 more kids 6 years. I actually had someone ask where the father of my oldest was. poeple often assume my husband is her step father. I try just to laugh it off. People dont usually mean anything by it just their curiosity getting away with them. And we all suffer from foot in mouth disease sometimes.
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