Are you tired of stanger's opinions?

United States
June 1, 2007 11:43am CST
I was at the airport last week and this woman asked me how old my son is. I have no problem with people asking me questions about my son. I am very proud of him and love showing him off. I answered the woman with saying "he's five months old." I don't expect everyone to tell me how cute he is, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say it at all! I thought everyone grew up hearing that saying. But instead, all this woman could say was that he was "chubby". This set me off because my son isn't even chubby. The only thing at all chubby on him is his cheeks. So of course I got mad and responded by telling the woman she was chubby also. My husband thinks I overreacted, but I don't. I get so mad when people think they need to voice their opinions or compare their children to mine. I'd rather my son have a little meat than being all skin and bone. I'm not sure why I get so mad. I guess it is because I grew up worrying about my weight. I was never heavy, but felt I was because I never looked like the woman in the magazines. I have a niece that refused to eat one day because someone told her she was getting a little belly. I don't want that for my children. I wanted to punch that woman. Do you think I over-reacted or not? What should I say if someone else says that? He's five months and very tall for his age. He needs to eat because of how fast he is growing. Why should I have to explain that I am not having my five month old on a diet. He weighs 16 pounds, not 60... If you saw this baby, you would be shocked that someone would say he is "chubby." He's actually very fit and strong. His tummy is all muscle (or as much as a five month can have). And if any of you are a person who likes to give your opinion on a baby's weight, please don't. It hurts the mother's feelings...
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