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My neighbor across the street is a very sweet lady, but a little odd. Yesterday ds (20 months) and I were taking a walk to the store just down the street. As we headed out neighbor lady was coming out to her car. Ds was walking down the sidewalk next to me, not holding my hand but staying close. She calls out a hello, oh isn't he sweet, etc. Then she says, "you know, it's really a testament to your good moral character the way he stays right with you, and listens to you and doesn't run off. You're just so good with him!"<br><br>
I was somewhere in between <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes"> So my moral character is based on how well my <i>toddler</i> does what I ask? Yikes, I am in so much trouble most days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Oh dear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> At least she caught you on a good day!
 

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Wonder what, if anything, she would have said had your toddler been having an off day?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Wonder what, if anything, she would have said had your toddler been having an off day?</div>
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Well, surely in that case my moral character would be in question, no? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh dear <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> At least she caught you on a good day!</div>
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Well, at least a good <i>part</i> of the day....a few hours later he was racing off down the sidewalk, most decidedly not listening to what I was asking of him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Maybe I'm a cynic, but that sounds like a softball way of saying "Why aren't you holding his hand?"<br><br>
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