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Are you my mom and the perils of not getting your Botox re-upped.

Yesterday I had to drive out to Lawrenceville to do a client’s intake and chat with a doctor. Not a big deal except for the traffic and this little event was going to make me late for class. Usually these things only take 30-45 minutes but this time the client’s husband was there and they had a lot of questions.

The client was only 2 months older than me from the information she provided and her husband was approximately the same age. At the end when I was trying to make my escape back to Atlanta the husband looked at his wife and said “Doesn’t she look just like Courtney’s mom?” The wife said “Yes she totally does!” The husband proceeded to ask me if I have family in Loganville, GA which randomly is where my sister lives but no, I’m not related to the people he was thinking of.

Now I’m almost 35 and still get carded on a regular basis but I scrutinize my face daily in the car while driving. Nothing shows all your flaws like the glaring sun. And in my mind I’m still 22 but with a lot more life experience. Truly, youth is wasted on the young. When this man said I looked like someone’s mom I was completely taken aback. Questions flew through my mind. Horrified questions. Who is this person? Why would I be their mom? I’m not old enough to have kids. I was standing there smiling but totally crying on the inside thinking how I need a peel and I need to freeze my face and how could I possibly look this old? Why God? Why?

Then I realized that Courtney is a friend of the couple’s daughter. And Courtney is 10 years old, not 20 like the nightmare that was going through my mind. I could have a 10 year old if things had been different. There are so many feelings I have about this and it was a bit of a rude awakening. (This rude awakening happens once a week but its rude every. single. time.) I know all of this. My friend’s are all having baby #2 right now. And I’m starting another business and finishing my MBA.

Am I ok with all of this? Am I going to regret it later? Do I care?


I laughed to myself when I realized they were referring to a kid. But really, f***, nonetheless.

4 Responses to “Are you my mom and the perils of not getting your Botox re-upped.”

  • I get that way sometimes when people ask if I’m Z’s mom. I was 20 when she was born (and lifetimes away from being with JM) so it’s not UNREASONABLE…. but the first few times I was like NO NO I AM NOT NO JUST THE STEP MOM NOT A REAL MOM NO NO. It was such a weird feeling like, am I old enough? Do I LOOK old enough?

    Or, we can go back to when I was 12 and yes, I had boobs at the time, and my brother was an infant, and some tacky bitch in the dentist’s waiting room (Mom was getting her teeth cleaned) asked me if he was my son. True story.

  • I automatically assumed that “Courtney” was an adult child too. Apparently we both jump to conclusions! I didn’t get carded when I went to the liquor store last week, and that alone made me feel old! Thankfully my fiance’s son is only 4, so if people do think I’m the mom I don’t feel too bad.

  • You do not look old, you look fan f**king tastic! And yay for reaching that age where anything mis-referenced is inadvertently an insult. You look awesome, peels are great, don’t freeze anything!!
    Continue to be a badass. I would have reacted the same way!

  • You *so* do not look old! It feels good seeing that everyone else thought Courtney was an adult. You go Miss Social,you look awesome in every photo I see.

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