I need this thread right now, so I thought I'd make a nice venting thread for the club. I think we're going to need it....
I'm going to tell the first story. Fresh from a Walmart Cashier yesterday.
Okay, so picture this. I forgot my wrap so I carry Ana through a 2 week grocery shopping trip. Thankfully hubby pushed the cart.
We got to the checkout. I'm making small talk with the lady ringing up the stuff. She asked how old Ana is. I replied 4 months.
"Oh, she should be watching Little (or did she say Baby?) Einstein. My son's in kindergarten and he's already learning computers!"
"Is that right? Wow, computers already?"
"Oh yes, she should be watching it all the time. It's SO good for their brain development. They learn like their colors, numbers, um, shapes, animals, letter, all that kind of stuff so they don't have to learn it when they get to kindergarten and can just learn like computers and stuff."
"Wow, so how old was your son when he started watching it?"
"Oh, well he didn't ever watch it and that's why he's so far behind."
Really??? IMHO, I think she needs to go home and try watching some Little Einstein. She was really not that brilliant of a woman to begin with, then saying that.... Hubby hadn't heard anything like that before. He thought it was pretty ignorant too. I let her watch some Veggietale songs and stuff, but not all the time by any means. A 4 minute song here and a couple of them there. NOT for any length of time. Oh my. We watched a lot of TV as kids, we survived. But, I don't want to do that with her. We only have a pc anyway. No TV.
Hahaha, don't you love random advice from strangers? I'll come back to this thread soon!
People I hardly know have been approaching me and "complimenting" me along the lines of, "Wow, it looks like you've lost most of your pregnancy weight!" I know they're trying to say something positive and motivating, but it makes me uncomfortable that they're looking at my waistline and commenting on my body shape when I don't know them that well. Also, while I'm not as slender as I'd like to be, I also didn't expect to come out of the pregnancy experience with a completely unchanged body.
Fun thread :) I most frequently get comments on how big DS is (not 4 months yet and wearing 9mo clothes, over the 95% in weight and length). "My goodness, he must be a good eater!" "Wow, only 3 months? He's...um, healthy!" "Your arms must be killing you from carrying him around!" I never know what to say...he IS a good eater, and yes he's healthy, but babies can't over-eat!! It's just annoying.
It also gets to me when people ask if he's "still" only nursing. He's 3 months old!!!!!! Of course he's only nursing! I'm so paranoid that someone (cough, cough, my MIL) is going to shove food in his mouth before we want to introduce solids -- I would FLIP out! I'm watching her like a hawk.
I keep getting comments from family, friends, and co-workers regarding our fertility. For example my Mom keeps commenting on our birth control and how we had better be careful or I'll end up pregnant again or my co worker commenting on how I can finish a project as long as I do not get pregnant again or a friend commenting if I get pregnant again I can just give them the baby (they are having trouble and this one is a joke). We are grown ups, we do not plan on having any more, and we are careful. However, if we did have an opps it would not be a disaster. It's crazy how concerned people are about me getting pregnant again. We only have three kids for pete's sake not ten.