Other mom: How old is your baby?
Me: She's two-and-a-half. How old is your little girl?
Other mom: She's almost two.
Me: She's adorable. I love her hair! Look at those soft curls. So precious.
Other mom, with the child still on her lap: I hate her hair. I wish she had straight hair.
Me: Oh. Well, they are very beautiful curls. But, perhaps they'll be straight as she gets older. A lot of kids grow out of their curls, unfortunately.
Other mom: That's what people keep saying. I've cut her hair four or five times. But, it's still curly. I don't want her to have curly hair.
|If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. Thanks, Thumper.|
Well, OK, then.....I can tell this baseball season is going to be a joy sitting next to people like that! I better come armed with books to read, because I don't think I can have another "polite" conversation like that again. I might say something I regret.
Seriously, what is the matter with people? Even IF, God forbid, you hated something about your child's appearance, why would you announce that to the world and in front of the child no less?
I hope this mother is putting money away for her child's therapy some day.