(Exchange with a mall shopper while breastfeeding her baby.)
“'I see you’re nursing.'
'Yep. That I am.'
'Well do you really think that’s appropriate? I mean, we’re at a mall.'
'Well, yeah, I know but when you gotta eat you gotta eat, right?'
'Well, yes, but in my day giving the illusion of revealing yourself was something reserved for looser women, not mothers.'"—Sarah
(Another mom explaining why her son was quiet.)
“Oh, he knows yelling would never fly in our house.” —Jenny
(Her great-aunt's response to her daughter's baby photo.)
"Her ears really stick out. You should tape them to her head at night to help push them back." —Elizabeth
(Various comments on breastfeeding.)
“Excuse me, are you breastfeeding her here? Don’t they have a place for you to do that?”
“You’ll have to wean her before she’s two because you can’t breastfeed after she’s two. It’s illegal.” —Andrea T.
(Yelled by a customer in a barber shop as her toddler son cried after having his ear cut accidentally.)
"ENOUGH ALREADY!" —Felicia
(A Wal-Mart employee upbraiding a customer.)
"'Are you kidding me? What kind of mother lets their child crawl on the floor? It's so dirty! That's horrible! You need to pick him up!" —Stacie R.
(From a customer in a checkout line as the mom looked through her purse for a lost wallet.)
"If you don't have enough money you should not be buying steaks and liquor. And with children! Someone should call social services on you." —Shannon
(Comments a mom has heard because her complexion differs from her children's.) "Are you babysitting?" or "You shouldn't tell those kids what to do since you're not their mother." —Felicia