We have a lady from a program called Healthy Families come every week. She helps make sure that your kids are reaching all their developmental milestones, etc. She visits once a week, and I basically signed up so that I would have some sort of adult interaction.
Anyway, she came over today and, during the course of our conversation, asked, "Has he had his two month checkup yet?"
I said that no, it was scheduled for early December.
She said, "Poor thing will get his shots!"
I know she was just making conversation, but it annoyed me that people are so brainwashed that all kids get their shots that it never occurred to her we would not vax or delay vaxes. It's not even seen as a choice (when MIL found out we weren't vaxing she said, "They have to have their shots. It's the law.")
I didn't correct her, since DH is already worried that by refusing to vax next week (we're just telling the dr that we're delaying, but we won't ever vax) we'll be on some government checklist. But it annoyed me, how flippant people's attitude towards injecting toxic chemicals into children's bodies is.
What do you say to people? Do you make your stance know, or only respond if asked? How do you handle these situations?
Homesteading Mama to homeschoolin' kiddos London (10) ; Alexander (8) :; Holden (5) :; and Sergei born at home 8/18/08