Thursday, August 30, 2012

You're kidding me, right?

Earlier this afternoon at the Chiropractor's office, this conversation took place:

Chiropractic Assistant: So you're having a little trouble with stiffness in your neck today?

Me: Yes. I slept in the recliner holding the baby last night.

Chiropractic Assistant: Oh, are you a grandma? Or were you just babysitting?

Me: (silence)

Me: Uhhh, no, no. He's my baby.

Chiropractic Assistant: Oh! You have a baby? How old is he?

Me: 6 months

Chiropractic Assistant: Wow, really? That's great. I had no idea.

Me: (silence)

Really? REALLY?!? 



I get that I'm not exactly a spring chicken, but really? I'm not even in my mid-thirties yet. 

I came home and told Chris that being asked if I am a GRANDMA is worse than being asked if I'm pregnant when I'm not (yes, that's happened to me at least twice). I mean, at least I know that my body isn't a tiny size 4 or something and that I have a little extra chub. I had no idea that I apparently look old enough to be a GRANDMA. Why didn't one of you tell me???

And yes, Ms. Chiropractic Assistant, you truly have no idea.


Johannah said...

Awww! I hate when stuff like that happens! About 3 months after I had Emma, I saw someone in the grocery store and they asked me when I was due. I wanted to cry! Keep your chin up =)

Lisa said...


Time to go get some wrinkle cream and hair dye!!!

Carly said...

from pictures on your blog, I'd say you look no where near old enough to be a Grandma, or even pregnant for that matter!

God, even if I thought that about someone, I'd never come right out and ask them. I'm known for speaking my mind, but even then, there's lines I (and everyone else) should know not to cross. I can't believe that!!!

Anonymous said...

Aw, why would anyone even look at you and think that? I think you are very youthful and pretty, you certainly don't look old enough to be a grandma!!

I think the assistant must have been very unobservant for her to have said something like that to you.

I am 34, have 4 children, and I've had every comment under the sun..."When are you due?" (Uh..three years, "He's 11?? How OLD were you when you had him, 15?"..and in the same week, had someone ask me if my 4yo was my grandson.

I know that kind of thing can make you feel sad and insecure sometimes, but don't let it get to you. :)

Heather V said...

You are beautiful Chelley and a grandma is the last thing you look like! : )

asg said...

I literally laughed so hard when I read this!!! I don't know how some people can hold down a job being so dumb!!!

Joeylee said...

Oh my gosh, how rude! People say things that they really shouldn't. My mom actually got that a lot after she had my little brother and I was out with her.

Thank you for the sweet comment on my 31 week bumpdate

Naomi said...

Well if it makes you feel any better... when i met you and didn't think you looked any older than thirty!! You are awesome anyway! :)

betty said...

Based on your photos, I think you look great and too young to be a grandma. I mean, you don't look like a grandma at all, though you got that extra chub. The assistant might have eye issues for not noticing the truth. Anyway, stay positive and don't let such comments rule.