Of course since I have a baby people want to know how big she is, what type of milestones she's reached, etc. She's a very small little girl so people automatically assume she is a preemie - no, she was a week overdue - or that there is something wrong with her - no she is just a little petite girl. People never believe me that she's the age she is. She looks healthy and is growing just fine though so it irks me a bit when people ask if the doctor is "concerned about her." I wouldn't really mind either but it seems like *every* time I go somewhere someone inevitably says something. Oh well, such is life!
She's also very much a Momma's girl and wants to be held quite a bit. People apparently think this is wrong. They've also told me I've held her too much and that she will never be able to stay with anyone else. And of course, you KNOW that was my evil plan to never be free of my children.....
Of course, these people pale in comparison with others I have met since I put my oldest in school. People are SO competitive. It's like you can't even talk about your children because they automatically start whipping out the notebooks (or maybe baby books?) and comparing notes on what our children are doing. It's nice to see the differences between children but it doesn't bother me in the slightest that my child potty-trained later than theirs and walked a bit later. These self-proclaimed think it's the end of the world, though. He's excelling at so many things and the doctor has no issues with him, so why would I? He's a very stubborn child which of course made potty-training more of a challenge. I guess I just don't worry about things like that as much as others. Obviously I keep up on what the children are doing and if they were really behind in something, I would want to know. But I think people need to realize that not every child is the same. They're different unique, complex individuals.
A lot of these people would like to control their creativity as well. I was explained to what "meaningful coloring" was this past week and I think it's a load of crap. Apparently scribbling in any and all forms is wrong. These people do not realize that children (four year olds at that) sometimes just want to scribble. Sometimes they'll do the normal things that four year olds do and other days they'll be in a weird mood and won't. I don't think we should put them all in this box to try and make them exactly the same. By telling them they're coloring "wrong" you're limiting them. I can tell this momma is going to be a homeschooling momma in the future... Anyway, this is just my opinion, take it for what you will.
(Zeke when he was just learning to walk!)