Yesterday at the Autry museum, a woman interrupted me from discussing the tin toys on display with Matilda. This random stranger went on to say how I should talk with Matilda about what she is seeing. That she sees so many mothers walking through the museum and not even interacting with their kids. I just nodded my head in agreement with her looney talk & tried not to encourage her. After she wandered away I went back to interacting with my daughter in a game of I spy.
Then today I ran into another helpful stranger as I was walking down the sidewalk, talking to Tim on the cellphone with Porter napping on the front of me in a carrier. This man yelled at me with googley eyes bulging, "Oh you're talking on the TELEPHONE!" He then mumbled about talking with my kid as he passed. Maybe he thinks naps are overrated for babies and that we should wake them to provide a constant barrage of stimulation all day long for maximum brain development.