Have you ever heard that comment? Coming from a stranger that would most likely put you in a defensive position. But what about from a well meaning family member?
While celebrating my oldest (and retired) nummie lover's 3rd birthday, this past weekend, I was putting Kit Kat down for the night. Yes.... I hold her until she falls asleep every night (call it what you will; habit, not wanting to let go, attachment parenting.... or what ever). We sit on the couch, she straddles me while hugging me and I rub her back. We sit this way for about 45 minutes before I put her to bed (while asleep) for the night. My grandmother saw this and said smiling "Oh is this reminiscing of when she nursed?" I looked at her and smiled. I told her that kit Kat still nurses 4 times a day, and this is just how she falls asleep at night. In a sweet expression she said "Oh I did not know she was still doing that."
Only a grandmother can say this and get away with it. Only a grandmother can say something like that in such a sweet way that there is no mean or judgmental under tone to it. I smiled back and said, "Yes, grandma.... she is still doing that."
What comments have you gotten...... that in another situation could be a negative comment, but was seemingly harmless?