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Does anyone ever think your kids arent yours?

My husband and i arent of the same race and we have a beautiful little girl together but there is a problem. She looks nothing like me besides our nose which i dont have a problem with. but when ever i go out ppl seem to think im her nanny or baby sitter.

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Asked by Shortma197 at 12:46 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Um yeah, this happens a lot, lol.  My children are biracial and look just like their dad.  I have been asked where their "real" mommy is and if they are adopted, lol.


    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:47 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • No, my kids look just like me besides my daughter having gray eyes. They do ask how the hell they got their blond hair. I have dark brown, but I had golden blond til I got pregnant and then it went dark.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 12:47 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Lol, no, my DS is a carbon copy of me, but I wonder if my DH feels that way sometimes, because my DS looks NOTHING like him! Lol!

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 12:48 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Not me but hubby. He took our son to the grocery store and someone asked if he was babysitting!! My hubby has very dark skin, hair and eyes, and our son got his coloring from me, blond, blue eyes, super pale..... My dh laughed at the guy...

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 12:48 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • One of my very good friends is African and her husband is English, her children are all incredibly fair-skinned and although they have some of her facial features she's still mistaken for a nanny or babysitter all the time or they just presume she adopted them.

    Answer by leah_rai at 12:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • No, my ds looks just like me. When I saw the subject line I thought you were referring to their behavior I thought absolutely!! Sometimes I am like oh no you are not my kid!!


    Answer by jen2774161 at 12:49 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Oh mine is defintly ours, he looks like his dad and acts alot like my dad (his gr-father). I swear I'm raising my own dad sometimes.

    Answer by Zoeyis at 12:50 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I don't have this problem as my children look like me

    My sister, however, has this problem a lot. Both of them resemble their father and they both have red hair. My sister and their girls father both have dark brown hair. One time when they were sitting in a restaurant the waitress said "What beautiful little girls and they have such gorgeous red hair!" She then looked at their father and said "Do they get that from their mother?" My sister looked at her and  said "Does it LOOK like I have red hair?" The waitress admitted she didn't think my sis was the mother and stumbled an apology. 


    Answer by layh41407 at 12:51 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • My daughter looks like me and people never questions and just say "your daughter is... "

    Answer by KayGia0704 at 12:53 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Yes. My oldest and youngest are 20 years apart in age so if I go out with the two of them people always assume my son is my daughter's child. lol...We like to confuse them because she also has a son who is older than my son!

    Answer by MrsMWF at 12:59 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

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