When I initially began writing this post, it was going in an entirely different direction, but something funny happened the other day so I decided to change the “movement” of this piece 😉 Ha. So anyway, I imagine we have all been in situations where either we, or someone else, says something and you think to yourself, “SERIOUSLY!??” Yea, so the other day at music class, I was playing with Zachary, minding my own business, when a Nanny sitting next to us says to me, “Your son, he looks like a girl.” Silence. My response…”Um… well, I don’t really think that….uhhhh.” She continues…” His face…It looks like a girl.” The lovely lady next to me said “I think he just looks like you.” OK. So really!?!? I mean even if you do think my son looks like a chick, no worries…but you don’t REALLY need to spark up a conversation to tell me such.
So that’s what this post is really about 😉 I’m not offended that this person had those thoughts, I just think it is an interesting topic: the Weird ishhhh people say. And I think we can even take it to another level at this point in our ever-so-advanced-technologically society; where social media prompt MANY unsolicited comments; ones that I doubt would be uttered face-to-face. And we are all guilty of it; something sneaks out, you catch it, but not it time. Heck, I totally did it the other day. I was surprised to find out a person I knew had children. My response, “Oh you look so young to have kids!” Hers: “I am.” DERP. We all do it. But how do we respond, I think, is the most important component of the discussion. How do you respond when someone says something funky or how about when YOU are the culprit?
PS: I think the greatest development in my (cutely) pathetic dog’s life is Zach’s new adventures with food. Note the lurker in the background LOL!