How old is too old???

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How old is too old???
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 4:18pm

I was in a teen consignment shop today (Plato's Closet).

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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 5:19pm
I wouldn't want my duaghter in shorts that short, so I don't wear them myself. I think we have to lead by example. So no I don't go around dressing like a teenager, but I also don't dress like a grandma either. :0)
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Thu, 08-18-2011 - 11:15pm
I think, why would you buy your kid shorts that had butt cheeks hanging out?? Unless, perhaps, she wanted to prove to her kid how icky that really is? But, if you have the body, then OK, but if not, dress appropriately no matter what the age!! I also shop at Plato's for my kids, but have not really bought anything there for me, except a wallet, gasp!! My kids love it, but know they have to be modest.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Fri, 08-19-2011 - 5:36pm

I would wear similar casual clothes to DD

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Sun, 09-04-2011 - 1:23pm

I do have some hoodies and T-shirts from places like Aeropostale and American Eagle, and I don't feel uncomfortable in those, but there are some styles I wouldn't buy because I think they're too trendy/skimpy and I'd look silly. The bigger problem for me is that I look younger than I am, and my daughter looks older than she is, so when we're dressed similarly, we get mistaken for a pair of teenagers, which sounds flattering but is actually kind of annoying. If I know I'm going to be in a situation where I need to be recognized as the parent--going to DD's school, taking her to the doctor, etc.--then I make a conscious effort to wear something that isn't too young-looking.

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Sun, 09-04-2011 - 7:19pm

Hi and welcome to the board!

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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 3:21am
Thanks! It is a little odd because I'm 40 and she's turning 13 in a few months, so it's not even as if I'm particularly young to be her mom. (I was 27 when she was born.) It kind of runs in the family, though - I remember my own mother chaperoning a school field trip when I was in seventh grade and getting mistaken for one of the students. :)
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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 7:10am
Hi Sue

Just wondered if you actually feel or look any older that DD's friend's mums? I was nearly 42 when I had DD and I've never at any stage really felt any older than the other mums. I think most of them were in their 30's when their kids were born so there aren't any really young ones. DD's friends do discuss my age and conclude that I look 39 (I'm 53) which is a normal aged mum for an 11 year old. I have always looked ten years younger than I am but sometimes there are problems as I can appear too confident which goes with my added yearsa and people don;t realise.
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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 1:12pm


With Mike I didn't.....with Lizzie I did feel older than most of her classmate parents.

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Mon, 09-05-2011 - 1:14pm

When you are 50 it will be a great problem to have!