Do I look 13?

June 16, 2011

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Oh my. I can't believe I'm asking this, but really, do I look 13? Because I'm not. Nowhere even close. Add about 15 years to that and you have me. But this morning I had to go to the orthodontist....because apparently I am 13 again and someone forgot to tell me.

It's really weird to be at the orthodontist when you are an adult. First of all, your mom doesn't drive you there and wait with you. And second, you are surrounded by 11 year-olds. I was 13 when I got my braces off and between now and then I've totally forgotten about the torture devices they use on you. This morning I had to have my 15-year-old-dinosaur of a permanent retainer replaced. Because it was, you know, old like me. And my teeth had "shifted". And apparently I like flashbacks to my teenage years.

The girl working on my teeth asked me what year I was in school. I am not kidding. I just smiled and said "Oh I've been out of school for awhile now."

I guess I should take it as a complement, right? I think I've reached the age where it is good to hear people think you are younger than you are. So I'll take it on one condition: could I please weigh what I did when I was 13? Because that would be kind of awesome.

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19 Responses to “Do I look 13?”

  1. I LOVE it when people ask me what year I am in school! Haha. I always used to look really young, so, of course when I was 16 I looked 12 and wanted to look older soooo bad--now I'm wishing I looked 16! Ha.

    Ugh, sorry you had to go to the orthodontist--yuck!

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  2. That is such an compliment! Just think, when you are 50, you might pass for 35! I'd say that is fabulous!

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  3. That's too funny! I LOVE it when people still think I'm really young like that.
    Totally remember the days of torture at the ortho! I had my braces on for 5 years! Yes, I said 5 years! LOL

    XO,
    Kristy

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  4. I'm still carded for Rated R movies :-/ ...and I'm 26.

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  5. You definitely don't look 13, you are too beautiful for that! haha. I am the same way, though. I work for a youth organization and everyone always thinks I am in high school still - when really, its been almost 7 years since I graduated! haha

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  6. I get asked these questions ALL.THE.TIME. I'm wondering at what age will I finally stopped getting asked those types of questions. My mom looks really young for her age so maybe when I'm 70? I guess I'll appreciate later on..

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  7. OMG!! Too funny! I wish I could weigh what I weighed when I was 13 too!!! :)

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  8. haha! people think i am way younger than i am too! especially these days when i am too busy with the babies to put on any makeup! ;)
    and yes...wouldn't it be wonderful to weigh what we did when we were 13 and be able to eat whatever we want without worrying about it!

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  9. were you perhaps wearing your overalls when you went in this morning?

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  10. you do not look 13...but i guess we should take it as a compliment if we still get asked "what year we are in school." i have "babies" come up to me at the bar and ask me where i go to college. i'm just like "oh, i've been out for a while." i'm probably gonna be a cougar when i get married. i like to keep them young.

    and my dentist has been telling me i need to get my permanent retainer replaced. i'll let you know how that one goes...if i ever go. ;)

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  11. too funny! I'm 20 but since I'm short and petite people always think I'm younger. The worst is that I get carded at the movies but offered the wine menu at dinner. I don't get it!

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  12. you definitely don't look 13... but you don't look your age either. ;)

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  13. I just found your blog on Lee La La and it is the cutest!! I love the name of it and the design and everything. This post is so cute, and I could 100% relate! I think it's a good thing to look younger! You look gorgeous in this picture! Such a cute couple!
    Star Hughes Living

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  14. hahahaha Julie you crack me up. OF COURSE you don't look 13, you are too beautiful to be in those terrible awkward years!!

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  15. EEEK I get this all the time and I have grown to LIKE IT :) It's a good thing girl!!!

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  16. I'm 5'0 and a teacher, therefore I always get the "oh look those kids are taller than their teacher" jokes. I was also nominated for the most likely to be mistaken for a student at the end of the year luncheon! But I love that picture of you two!

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  17. That is TOO funny! My husband has a perm-retainer on his lower teeth...I've always wondered if that needed to be replaced down the road!

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  18. AGGH I have TWO of those icky permanent retainers and one of them got loose a year or two back so I had to get it re-glued in. The staff remembered 14 year old me with my shiny braces, so it was a little weird!

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