John Acuff, over at Stuff Christians Like, which is one of my FAVORITE blogs, wrote a post today titled "The stranger at church who has never had kids but yet is compelled to give you unsolicited advice on how to parent yours"
The actual post says, "Quit it."
This literally made me laugh out loud! (LOTS of his stuff makes me LOL, though. Really, you should add him to your Google reader. What? You don't HAVE a Google reader? Oh, it makes keeping up on blogs so much easier! You really should sign up!)
I don't know that I've had this happen, but I HAVE had little old ladies at random places like the grocery store tell me that Declan really should have a coat on. When it's, like, 60 degrees out. Yes, he's probably in shorts at that temperature, which I think freaks them out, but he's a hot-natured kid. He's genuinely comfortable in shorts at that temperature. I've made a deal with him that if it's over 55 degrees and sunny, he can wear shorts.
I have my reply all ready the next time it happens. Wanna hear it?
Little Old Lady with Blue Permed Helmet Hair: "It's COLD out here! He should have a coat on! He's gonna ketch his death of cold!"
Me: "Oh, have you raised kids?"
LOLWBPHH: "Why, yes, I did. I raised me fourteen children through the Great Depression. They had to walk to school barefoot in the snow, uphill both ways..."
Me: "Good, then you're finished, so let ME raise MINE!"
(I'm not sure I'd have the guts to actually say that...but it makes me feel better to say it in my head!)