I’m 25-years-old (shh, don’t tell), but if you ever met me and didn’t know that, you would probably assume I was about 17, maybe 18-years-0ld. Maybe you would even think I was younger than that – hey, it happens. A few months ago, a woman asked me what grade I was in high school. This is because I have a major baby face and I’m short at only about 5’0 feet. I look years younger than I am, which is something I’ve been dealing with my whole life.
I’m completely aware that this isn’t a serious problem – I know that a lot of people out there have it worse than I do – but still, it’s annoying. There have been many times in my life where I have seriously resented my baby face. Looking younger than everyone else your age isn’t always fun. Sometimes it sucks. So, for those of you who can relate, here’s what it’s REALLY like to live with a baby face.
So, you look like years younger than you are? I feel your pain, girl.
It sucks and here’s why.
You have the round cheeks and big eyes of a baby and you’re probably pretty petite, so everyone automatically refers to you as “cute” and “adorable.”
And sometimes you’re just like, “MAYBE I WANT TO BE HOT AND SEXY, OKAY?!”
It started young. When you were in middle school, the older kids were always like, “Go back to kindergarten!” and it was sad.
It doesn’t get much better. Whenever you meet people, they assume you’re at least five years younger than you are. You tell them your real age and they’re like, “REALLY, I never would have known!” and you’re just like:
Then you try to flirt with guys and they get creeped out because they think you’re too young.
You go to the movies, where your friends effortlessly get into the R-rated ones when you guys aren’t old enough, but you get caught right away.
Oh, and forget about fake IDs. Everyone else is going nuts and you’re just like, Not gonna happen.
You think it gets better when you turn 18-years-old and you can do stuff. But you go to buy matches or something little and you still get asked for your ID.
Sometimes, cashiers really don’t believe your REAL ID is real, which is like:
When you meet new people and they’re like, “You look SO young,” you’re just like:
Whenever you complain about looking so young, older people are like, “When you’re my age, you’ll appreciate it” and you’re like:
And whenever someone tells you they wish they had your problem, you’re like:
No one ever takes you seriously because you don’t look like an adult.
Anytime you try to look more mature with a new haircut or something, it’s like:
Everyone assumes you’re really innocent and sweet just because you look young, so it sort of makes you want to rebel.
And when you get really mad at someone and you’re furiously yelling at them, they can’t help but laugh and say “you’re so cute when you’re mad” which is like:
The worst is when you’re with a group of people who are, like, 10 years younger than you but YOU look younger than all of them. Embarrassing.
But I guess it’s not always that bad. Since people assume you’re innocent, you can usually get away with anything.
You can totally get away with spending less money on children’s movie tickets, clothes, kids meals… it’s great.
Sometimes it’s nice to be called cute… especially by cute guys.
You have the opportunity to totally surprise people with how mature and awesome you are after they assume you’re a child.
And, really, years from now you’ll still look young while all of your friends look older. So, you’ll win!
Do you have a baby face? Do you look younger than your age? Which of these can you relate to? Tell me in the comments!