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I remember seeing this thread when you first posted and my first thought was but your baby isn't a rug - however, someone else had already posted that so I didn't bother, any how, we live in France, I'm Scottish or British and make that point oh so very often; dh is Algerian which is far more understood than the mistake of confusing a Scot with someone who is English, anyhow our dd at school is calle 'La Petite Anglaise' which DRIVES HER NUTS, first of all she's not got any english in her, she's half scottish half algerian and has lived here in france since she was 3 months old, she doesn't fit in with the french because she's not 'french' she doesn't fit in with the Arabic/North African children because she's not wholly that either, and of course not the Haitians/Outre Mer children either - it's so confusing for her, for some reason unbeknown to us ds seems to manage this better - although he's only 4 than dd who's 7, needing to find her identity - although she's really excited about starting 'La Danse Oriental' in September - just to put the cat among the pigeons again.
OP I don't think that the lady really realised that she was being offensive and gentle redirection is the option to go with - although that being said sometimes we can't help being shocked at some of the statements!! just like at the aquarium with our ds and a friends dd a lady said - oh just let the babies in at the front - i gently corrected her and said that they were both 3.5 years old and certainly not babies - she was offended at my statement - lol the world never ceases to amaze me!!
ewe + dh = our little lambs + we and have many just : and : life .