Just wondering how you other mamas deal with odd and or rude comments that are told about you or your toddler when out in public? This is a new thing for me and I'm finding I have no idea what to do and or say. So far I've just said nothing and move on, but I'm finding that they are still bothering me later.
Some examples of what I'm talking about:
I was at the park playing with my 16 month old when a older women (grandmother of another toddler) very seriously said my toddler was going to grow up to be the playground bully because he took his ball back from her grandson and walked away with it.
And the other night when we were out at a local town event some of the kids and toddlers were playing with some sign cards that were sitting on "reserved" seats. When a women sitting nearby said my toddler was going to grow up to be a hoarder because he was moving the cards around and not wanting to put them back on the seats. (By the way the seats had their reserved people already there.)
My 16 month old does look big for his age and many people think he is older than he is, maybe this has something to do with it? Anyway I try to just let it go, but they are still bothering me that someone felt so strongly that they had to say something to me.
What do you all do in this situation?