In the past two weeks we’ve been out to eat with Melody on two separate occasions. Once to Alcapulco and once to a local diner called Dalton’s. Both times, total strangers approached us to complement Melody on how well behaved she was, how cute she was, and how good of an eater she was. Yes, we were lucky she wasn’t screaming – which of course she has done – and she has never really been shy about packing away bacon and eggs. (Whew!)
But, we wonder…does this happen to other people? When you go out, do people spontaneously tell you how cute/well behaved/sweet/a good eater your child is?
Because I’ve never had the urge to do something like that. Well, I take that back. Once, Auntie Tara and I were out for a girls morning and there was this adorable little boy at the restaurant. We saw him and his mother in the parking lot and we did tell her how he had made us smile and that he was totally cute. But, I was in baby mode at that time and Tara’s son Burke was just a little guy, so I think we had cuteness on the brain.
Back to this. The people who approached us were older people with grandkids. Maybe their grandkids are just spastic, I don’t know.
Has this ever happened to you or is Melody just the amazing and wonderful child we think she is?