Judgment | Giftie Etcetera: Judgment

Monday, April 30, 2007

Judgment

Since Strollerfit has started meeting at 9:30 a.m., I really need to work in the mornings in order to get enough done and still attend Strollerfit. So Ander and I head out to a coffee shop (guess which one ;)) by 7:30 a.m. and I work until 9 a.m. He's still pretty tired, and I give him breakfast and his sippy during the first thirty minutes. After that, I give him his toys to play with for 20 minutes or so, take a quick break and interact with him, and then bust out the big guns - free water cups and trays and plastic spoons! He loves it. The coffee shop is surrounded by windows, so despite the AC, he thinks he is outside. He never cries or tries to get out of his stroller, and he seems to know that after coffee, we go to Strollerfit (which involves music, singing, and free play with other kids, and more importantly, their toys {eyes rolling}), which he loves.

So today, we follow our usual routine. 8 a.m. arrives and a middle-aged couple (maybe early to mid-fifties) sits next to us.

Lady: What a cute little one.

Me: Thanks.

Lady: He just sits in that stroller, doesn't he?

Me: Yep.

Lady: He doesn't get upset.

Me with forced smile: Nope.

Lady: But he must want to get up and run around.

Me with less of a smile: Nope.

Lady: You cute little thing you, all buckled in that stroller. Do you know how to smile?

Me: {shoot lady evil look}

Ander: {starts to try to climb out of stroller}

Rachel B. suggested that I remind the lady that I already have a mother to criticize my parenting skills, thank you very much. :)

Etcetera.

4 comments:

Janelle smells said...

Don't you love it when people think they know how to be better parents to your child than you do? I bet her old back couldn't take chasing him around for 15 minutes LOL.
Love U Natch!!

Spicy CPA Frog! said...

Speaking of Strollerfit... my sister-in-law was trying to convince me yesterday to start my own Strollerfit class. Imagine that!!

Mommy to Ander and Wife to Box said...

If you decide to start a Strollerfit group, let me know and I'll introduce you to my instructor.

Actually, if you Jazzercise all the time, you might really like it.

Rachel said...

I bet you didn't know this, but my middle name starts with B. So when I saw, "Rachel B said", I totally thought you were talking about me. Then I started trying to remember when we had this conversation. It was really upsetting that I couldn't remember saying that.
I think I need to get more sleep :-)