What do you say when a person asks how old your child is, you tell them, and then they say.......ohhhh, she is so tiny or wow, she is small for her age or my all-time favorite.....really, she is as big as my_____(fill in the blank with 9-month old, 18-month old, pet dog, etc).
I don't know why this bothers me so much. I always feel like I have to apologize for her being small by saying that she was born 6 weeks early or she has a bunch of medical issues or my whole family is small, blah blah blah. I always feel guilty afterwards, and I never have a snappy come back when people say these things and secretly wonder if I am starving my child. Chad told me tonight to say "at least she isn't going to end up fat" b/c most of the people who make these comments are usually overweight LOL. I think when they comment on her size, I think I am going to just simply say thanks and move on without the whole guilt trip thing tagging behind me. I don't get in a huff when people ask me my age, I tell them, and they say "really, you like me teenage daughter" or "are you really that old, you look so young?"
Emma doesn't realize it now, but when she is 16 (and still is "small for her age"), she will be the envy of all her girlfriends because none of them will be a size 00 or be able to borrow any of Emma's clothes. *sigh* I wish I was a 00 LOL!