“But I’m a Mother!”

Twenty-four-year-old me delivered that line with as much indignation as I could muster. I was at the ticket counter to see a movie, “Easy Rider,” which had just opened. It had a restrictive rating – only those who were 18+ years old could see it.

Well! Don’t you know, I got “carded”?! The ticket lady thought I was under 18 years old!

Puffing out my chest to its mighty 24 years’ worth, I said, illogically, “But… I’m a mother!”

You should have seen the expression on her face. It was something like this, with as much “I don’t care” attitude as possible.

thoughtful young ethnic woman looking at camera
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When I realized she was completely unimpressed with my declaration of maternal bliss, I dug out my driver’s licence from my purse and grudgingly presented it to her.

She equally grudgingly took my money and gave me a ticket.

Here’s a little shot of baby Kathryn, who I thought made me automatically an adult, i.e. over 18 at least! (Note for those who care – Summer of 1970, back when I still straightened my hair. )


And here they both are now, Kathryn and her brother Jeremy, making me indeed a proud mom twice over!

Kathryn Presner, my daughter


Happy Mother’s Day to all! 😍😊😘

10 thoughts on ““But I’m a Mother!”

  1. Funny story! Hope you are having a wonderful day with family. I wish I could go back to the good old days when I was carded too. Now I get senior discounts at the grocery store!!!

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    1. Hey Anna! Thanks, I’m spending the day with my lovely guy, intermittently relaxing and cleaning. 😀
      We love our seniors’ discounts! Think of it this way – we earned ‘em!


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