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My ds was 4 weeks old, my in-laws were visiting. My FIL was holding ds and ds was smacking his lips (looking for the boob). FIL says, "You look like you need some chewing tobacco." Before I could recover from the shock of that being said to my tiny baby, ds spits up all over FIL. FIL says, "They need to quit feeding you that sour milk and give you beer." WTF. I know he's joking but still...
 

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Whoa...the tobacco and beer comments are really off the wall.<br><br>
When my 2-month old was feeding a bit too eagerly, one of my mom's friends made the comment, "You should really feed her less often." Then she turned to the baby and cooed, "You don't want to be big boned like your mama, do you, sugar?"<br><br>
Hello? I have been in shape all my life, and, even now, I am only just slightly overweight because of the pregnancy...
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Whoa...the tobacco and beer comments are really off the wall.<br><br>
When my 2-month old was feeding a bit too eagerly, one of my mom's friends made the comment, "You should really feed her less often." Then she turned to the baby and cooed, "You don't want to be big boned like your mama, do you, sugar?"<br><br>
Hello? I have been in shape all my life, and, even now, I am only just slightly overweight because of the pregnancy...</div>
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Wow. How immensely rude.<br><br><br>
I'm sorry, but the chewing tobacco comment was kinda funny. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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A stranger (an old man) came up and said to my first dd when she was a baby: "It's hard raising a mommy, isn't it? But if you try real hard, she might turn out okay after all." And then he walked away, not a word directed at me.<br><br>
I thought the tobacco/beer comments were funny. Not so much the big-boned one though.
 

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the chaw/beer comment made me crack up!!!!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">: big bone poopy comment
 

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Some skeezy, gross guy on the bus the other day was talking just to my daughter, not to me, about how pretty soon she was going to be "bossing mommy in the kitchen." Huh????
 

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A guy in a coffee shop once looked at my DD (who was dressed almost head to toe in pink) and said "Aww, you're a lovely little guy, aren't you? How old are you?" I smiled and said "SHE is 4 months." He got up to leave a few minutes later and then patted DD on the head and said "Well, hopefully someday you'll look like a girl." I was gobsmacked!<br><br>
I also had DD in a sling one time, waiting in line to pay at the store, and the woman behind me kept talking to DD, who was chewing on the edge of the sling. She kept saying "I bet your mummy won't give you a pacifier, will she? Poor thing. I bet your mummy doesn't believe in them and thinks they're evil or something. Poor little lamb." WTF?? Passive aggressive much? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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people tell me and just DD that they wish their kids were as cute as she is right infront of their 3-8 year olds i think its terrible<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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I was in the drive-through at the bank the other day. DS was in the back crying pretty adamantly. He really doesn't like to be in the car unless it is moving, and even then not too thrilled. The teller heard him through the speaker and said, "you better go feed that baby!"<br><br>
I didn't think it was so rude, just wierd that she would assume and suggest to me that he is hungry, as if that's the only reason he might be crying. And tell me to do s/t to soothe him. "Um, OK, thanks for the suggestion!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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(Oops, I guess she didn't really say it TO my baby...)
 

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two of my friends and i were leaving a popular restuarant with our daughters, when a guy and his girlfriend came up to us and started talking to my dd (about 9mos at the time). i was just finishing up a phone call to dh, and this couple kept trying to talk to dd and i (i think they were a little drunk). they waited until i hung up my phone and then asked me all of the usual questions, "boy or girl?" (she was bundled in a gender neutral coat and blanket) "how old?" "what's her name?". then the guy told dd how "one day 20 years from now you'll be going out with your girlfriends for a night on the town! just be careful! don't drink and drive, and ALWAYS USE PROTECTION!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> and i promptly chimed in, "that's right, you always want to wear your seatbelt when you're in a car!" they staggered into the restaurant, while the girlfriend slapped the guy's arm and scolded him for telling a baby to use a condom. my friends and i couldn't believe he told my daughter that! certainly one day i want her to have a healthy fulfilling sex life as an adult, but i think 9mos is a little young for her first sex-ed lesson!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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When dd1 was 14 mon. I took her to the ped. for an eval on her dark undereye circles. While talking to ped. dd1 wanted to nurse. The ped said" Oh you need to stop that right now! After 6 mon. breast milk is nothing but water." I quoted AAP and WHO statistics and she said,"I hate it when people like you go around quoting things you know nothing about."<br>
Then as we were leaving she said to dd, "Goodbye little girl, I hope your mom decides to quit spoiling you and raise you right!"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I don't think I have ever been so angry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad"><br>
It was as if I was in the Twilight Zone....
 

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this lady at the mall asked my dd whether she was flirting with her husband. I thought it was a strange thing to ask a baby even if she was smiling at her dh. I'm pretty sure she was kidding though but still..<br><br>
and Oh my mom, who I don't talk to anymore, told my dd when she was only three weeks old how she couldn't wait till she was going to get a spanking from me. I wanted to say, what makes you think I'm going to be as abusive towards my children as you were.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Some skeezy, gross guy on the bus the other day was talking just to my daughter, not to me, about how pretty soon she was going to be "bossing mommy in the kitchen." Huh????</div>
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ewww<br>
ppl still think like that in 2007?!
 

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WOW. What is WRONG with people!!????? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Okay, he didn't say it to the baby, but it's the strangest thing anyone's said about my baby - we were in a small restaurant when an older man noticed 3 month old DS and said, "I didn't know <i>those</i> were on the menu!"
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, he didn't say it to the baby, but it's the strangest thing anyone's said about my baby - we were in a small restaurant when an older man noticed 3 month old DS and said, "I didn't know <i>those</i> were on the menu!"</div>
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OMG, i just snorted up my drink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
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My MIL, unprovoked and unasked, upon seeing dd for the first time said, "She's really beautiful, and she can have surgery to pin back her ears."<br><br>
Ummmmm . . . I didn't think that they stuck out!
 

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I guess when this old guy came up to us in the store looked at him and said your way cuter than you big brother WTF, as if the baby can understand that, but my poor 5yo did. He was very upset about not being cute anymore, he still is, but why do people do that it seem like once a kid is like 4-5 or something, people no longer give them compliments GGGRRR
 

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my mom still quotes this one to this day: we were in the grocery store (i was about 1 year old) and a lady comes up to my mom and says "Oh was a sweetheart, you sure got your mama's thighs didn't you?"<br><br>
And I did! But i think it traumized my mom. She hates her thighs! (she's a size 4 so yeah...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: )<br><br>
Then tonight i was so irritated, DS was in my ERGO so that people wouldn't touch him so much, (people still honk his nose, he HATES that and everyone does it, drives me nuts) as i'm a bit paranoid as we're getting over our THIRD COLD in a row, and this guy says "Awww, what did your mommy do to you? Making you sick? Not taking care of you?" I was shocked and dismayed, as i am a great mama to DS and him getting sick is not MY fault its people like him that keep poking at him and trying to kiss his face! (i barely know this guy but see him every week).<br><br>
GRR!
 
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