Today me and my little guy went to the mall to do a bit of shopping and run some errands. At our first stop, we made a detour to go into a children's clothing store because they had a huge sale sign up. And we found some nice clothes all for $2.99 or less. I love a good bargain.
Anyhow, we were standing in line to pay for the items when the lady behind me said, "how old is your baby?" I told her hold old he was, To which she said, "You gave birth to him, and you look that good already?" I replied, "I didn't give birth to him, he's adopted." She was nice and said, something like, "well he is a beautiful boy and has a beautiful mom" and then as I was leaving she said, "you did give birth to him." I didn't really understand that. Because I didn't, and I don't feel like I needed to. Whatever.
At our last stop of the day, my little guy was getting hungry, and he had already eaten all of his food, so we were just stopping super quick in this store and then I was heading home to get him more food. (yes, I will have to bring more next time). But so I was holding him to console him and finish burping him and the lady in front of me in line said, "Woah, you are skinny, how old is that baby?" Before I could respond, she also said, "Is he yours? I mean, maybe you are the mom's sister" I cooly replied, "No, he's mine, I'm his mom." Then she said, "Well, you sure are skinny, some of us have at least 10 lbs we need to lose". I didn't really have anything more to say to her. I didn't feel like telling her that my little bundle of joy was adopted. Then after she left, my little guy was getting a bit fussy and I told the lady checking us out that he was hungry and I needed to hurry home to get him some more food. This lady then said, "you are not...(then she pointed to her breast)?" I said, "nope" and left it at that. Adults say and do the darndest things. Fun times.
I don't feel the need to explain everything to everyone. I am sure I learned that through my years of infertility. I do enjoy it when people tell me I look really good when they see how little my baby is. Usually I just smile, say thanks, and enjoy the accolades.