The Proud Grandma.

came right home and snapped this…. was she right?

Today I went to help my Sister-In-Law start her Christmas Shopping. She has a little baby, and I can remember how hard that can be. We found what she needed quickly in Target and as they were having a sale on PJ’s, I thought I would pick up a pair for Jack. Because it was beginning to look like he had been cryo-vacked into his old ones.

Flickety flick through the rails I went.

My sister-in-law was holding her baby when a passer by stopped to admire her, asking how old she was and all the normal questions.

Then, the stranger looked at me and said….

She said…..

“And you are the proud Grandmother?”

I am going to stop now, as I am not really sure what else to say and it all got very awkward there in the pyjama section of Target.

Has anything like that ever happened to you?



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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    Similar.

    When I was 13, yes – I said 13, I was walking thru a park in Parramatta, where we lived at the time, with my mum and my newborn ish baby brother.

    Three gentleman of the very inebriated persuasion sitting on a bench observed us in our stroll and commented “reckon it’s the bib, the mum and the nan”.

    My horrified, 38 year old mum gave them a serve along with a few lessons on storing sunshine and we hightailed it home!

    Live,
    Gabs x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15128706568848285409 Tara @ Our Whirlwind Adventures

    I’ve been asked how old my little one was, in relation to my newborn sister when I was 14 years old.

    But more recently I was shopping with my 4 month old daughter and 10 month old niece.

    One woman remarked ‘you’re a busy mum!’
    To which I nodded and agreed because I am a busy mother of three. It’s just I only had one of mine with me.

    Another woman went on to say ‘You didn’t waste any time did you?’

    That was it.
    I politely explained through gritted teeth that the older bub was my niece and that even if she wasn’t my plan to have two overlapping pregnancies wasn’t really her business, just as her ugly head being shown in public wasn’t mine.

    You don’t even look old enough to be a grandmother!
    Some people are jerks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17638807575650388073 fiona

    Similar, someone commiserated with me the other day by saying “its hard when you’re pregnant isn’t it”…not even a little bit pregnant here. I just smiled and nodded…but haven’t stopped thinking about it….bloody random people!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17638807575650388073 fiona

    Similar, someone commiserated with me the other day by saying “its hard when you’re pregnant isn’t it”…not even a little bit pregnant here. I just smiled and nodded…but haven’t stopped thinking about it….bloody random people!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17638807575650388073 fiona

    Similar, someone commiserated with me the other day by saying “its hard when you’re pregnant isn’t it”…not even a little bit pregnant here. I just smiled and nodded…but haven’t stopped thinking about it….bloody random people!

  • Karol P

    Oh love, you DO NOT look like a grandma!!! Not even close. Some people are just arse hats, that’s all.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07401030428693315814 Pauline

    Oh lord you are having a tough time of it. I have always been told my mum and I look like sisters! Drives me crazy but I figure people are trying to make mum feel good…don’t tell me otherwise! Sending good vibes your way lovely lady.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, people say all sorts of crazy stuff when I’m out with my children. I’m often mistaken for their nanny – I’m Italian and dark but both my kids are very blonde and have green eyes (um, like their Irish dad, duh). Then I’m asked when my third is due. Um, just the two for me, thanks. That’s just my big jelly belly you are mistaking for a growing person. But the real kicker comes when people ask my baby daughter’s age (she is a small small baby). One woman asked if she could see (?!) and another commented how wonderful it is now they they can help premature babies (um, she was 42 weeks gestation) and 3 months old when that comment was made!

  • Mel

    I always get askedif I am pregnant or offered a seat on public transport/park etc (despite not being offered a seat whilst actually being 38.5 weeks pregnant and asking for one!!!!) I just go with it now, yes I am expecting a twice/hot chips baby.