We went to a party today for Dom’s youngest half-sister who just graduated from high school. At one point I found myself engaged in conversation with a little old lady who was very much admiring Sophia. Everyone seems to comment on how alert and attentive my baby girls are, must be the big brown eyes.
Anyway, this lady thought Sophia was eyeing her glass of tea and said something to that effect. Then she went on to babble about how Sophia must be hungry and wanting a “baba”. She thought Sophie perked up at the word and exclaimed about how she recognized it: What a clever baby!
I just smiled and nodded. Didn’t have the heart to break it to her that Sophia has absolutely no clue when it comes to bottles as she’s exclusively breastfed. And I was a bit afraid it might be too much of a shock to the system. I do notice, though, that the assumption of people of a certain age is that babies are bottle fed. I suppose i know on some level that the exclusive breastfeeding I do isn’t the norm, I’m in a distinct minority. And yet it still is a bit of a shock when I encounter these kinds of attitudes.