‘I got ID’d – and she didn’t!’
Beki Higginbottom, 36, from Derby. ‘“Excuse me,” said the bouncer, blocking my way into the club. “How old are you?”
‘I couldn’t help but grin. Not only was I in my 30s, but he’d just let my teenage daughter in without batting an eyelid!
‘I had Courtney at 17 years old, and having her so young has meant we’ve grown up together. We’re more like best mates than mother and daughter. And due to the small age gap, we get mistaken for sisters all the time.
‘The funniest thing that’s ever happened was about four years ago. Courtney was in Year 10 at school and it was parents’ evening. I’d taken my mum along, too, and as we were called into her teacher’s office, she said, “Get your book out, Courtney.” At first I was just confused, but then the penny dropped – she thought I was Courtney! I was so embarrassed – though not as much as she was.’ l Courtney, 19, says, ‘Me and Mum are so close. She looks great for her age, but I have no idea how – I’m always telling her to wash off her make-up at night!’