There's something about going out in public with your kids that emboldens people to walk right up and spout all kinds of obnoxious comments your way. Moms are magnets for unsolicited advice. In the spirit of the "Shit XX Say" videos populating the Internet, here's a running list of the brazen, inappropriate zingers sent my way over the past 13 years. What would you add?
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My God, your baby's head is ginormous!
Que linda! But you better get her ears pierced or people won't know she's a girl.
I wish I was as laid-back as you; I just worry too much about what I look like.
Are you watching her?
Oh my, you've got your hands full!
You're bringing your child in here? Aren't you brave!
You know you really shouldn't do that.
What do you do all day?
Are you going to let her cry like that?
It must be nice not to have to work!
Aren't you thrilled?
Your baby is too young to be out.
Was it planned?
You're so lucky, you get to stay in your pajamas all day!
You look exhausted.
My baby started sleeping through the night after just one week.
If your husband doesn't get it at home, he's going to get it somewhere else.
Are you going to try for a boy?
Are you going to let her get away with that?
Are you really going to let her eat that?
If they can stand up while they're nursing, it's time to stop. That's gross.
I have no problem with breastfeeding. I just don't think it should be done in public.
I spanked my child and she turned out OK.