So i know this really belongs more in a general parenting forum but this is the only group i talk to and i just really needed to vent to someone!
This evening me and my aunt and uncle (who are visiting from out of town, they come about oncea year) all went to subway to pick up some dinner with my Daughter Luna...she has been off the wall excited about seeing our family and was being silly and dancing around and laughing...being goofy.... when some lady came in and said Hello to her and then turned to me and said "how old is she??" which i took to be a normal conversation topic when addressing someone elses little one so i smiled and said "she will be Three on the 12th!" and the lady gave me this shocked REALLY??!???!??? look and without hesitiating at all said "WHEN I WAS THREE IIIIIIII COULD TALK!!!"...to which i replied..."she can talk...." and she said "UHHHH NO! I ASKED HER HOW OLD SHE IS AN SHE JUST GIGGLED AND STOOD THERE!!!"........."she's shy....."
WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who the hell says this to a complete stranger??!!!?!?!?? this really upset me because my little girl has been a little speech delayed, she tries to talk but its hard for her to pronounce things BUT she is very bright and through playing games with her she shows she has wonderful problem solving skills and memory and she is funny and clever... she has just really started to come out with sentences although they arnt very long and complex but she is saying more and more and can finally really communicate most of what she's trying to get across! i have spent more time worrying about this and working with her to get her where she is and feeling bad when its hard for me to understand things at first and this womens comment just really broke my heart and upset me..how can people just be that rude????
i wanted to say "REALLY!?!?!???!!! WHEN I WAS THREE I HAD MANNERS!!!!!!!!!! HUH I GUESS WE ALL DEVELOPE DIFFRENTLY!!!!!!!!!" but didnt feel like getting in a fist fight 8 months pregnant....sigh...
ok vent over