Feeling left out because of my age and how young I really look

Jenifer - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am 27 years old and look even younger. I have two daughters, 6 and almost 3. My oldest is in kindergarden and I have noticed that the majority of the Moms at her school are either older or just look it cause I swear I look like a teenager. I feel very left out of the circle. None of the Moms really talk to me unless they feel left out for looking different or whatever. I feel I give off a good vibe and am always happy and willing to make new friends or even aquaitences. I just don't understand why woman do this? It feels like I am in high school again. Am I alone........

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Amber - posted on 04/25/2009

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well i'm 21 and the rest of the moms at the story group i take my son to at the library are older. they always talk down to me like im a kid. a couple weeks ago they even had an entire conversation right IN FRONT of ME about how more people are starting families earlier nowadays and how they all think people need to wait till their late 20's early 30's!!! i was FLOORED! lol so unfortunetly i dont have any advice but i kinda know what youre going through!

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Ava - posted on 04/26/2009

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Oh, so you've met my neighbors! ;-)

i feel the same way... it doesn't help that I am only 5'1" so not only do I look younger, I have to look UP to all of them as well. I am 26 and I have a soon to be kindergartner. People give me the "what are YOU doing here" kind of look. It doesn't help, I suppose that it's also a new neighborhood, which was already very well established and tight nit before I arrived... I've come to a conclusion. Women are generally crazy. Catty and with a sense of entitlement. I'll let them be that way, but I'll also make sure to show my daughter a BETTER way. Good luck!

Melissa - posted on 04/25/2009

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Women CAN be jealous, especially if you do look younger. I would just work harder to creates some conversation or invite them for coffee or to have a lunch date.

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