Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ahem. . .

Dear People of My Neighborhood,

I would like to thank you for your sincere interest in my child and her well being. While I appreciate your willingness to share your concerns regarding her body temperature and subsequent clothing associated with said temperature, I would simply like to say, I got it. I'm on it people. I know I might as well have "New Mom" stamped on my forehead, but I assure you I take the local weather into consideration when I'm getting the little pumpkin dressed. Yes, some days I misjudge the weather by a few degrees which seems to prompt the following dialogue in your head, "Great Scott! That baby is positively roasting/freezing! If I don't rush over there immediately and inform her mother, I fear the poor child shall die a horrible death and I could never live with myself knowing I could have prevented such a catastrophe." However what you may not realize is that I've often realized that it's too hot/cold and have taken measures to rectify the situation myself. On the other hand, there are times that I do not feel she needs socks on, or that she needs to have her sweater removed and so forth. In those instances you are just going to have to trust my judgment. Either way, I would just like to reassure you that my baby is doing well and has not, thus far, suffered from any illness relating to her being over/under dressed. Again, thank you for your concern but from here on out you needn't fret.

Sincerely,
Miggs

8 comments:

  1. My Spanish grandma doesn't quite understand that babies can also die of heat. She lectures me whenever she sees the baby without socks. HELLO, it's 103 degrees outside! The long sleeved footsie pjs with the addition of socks or shoes might roast the baby alive. Baby is fine in a onesie and no socks.

    If I were you, I'd be thinking up snappy responses. "Well, instead of a sweater I brought a roll of duct tape and some dryer lint; we're good."

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  3. A -freakin'- MEN. Can I print a copy of this and carry it everywhere I go?!

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  4. Usually when approached like that, I say, "Oh, no, no, it's ok, she's white!"

    I'm dead serious. It cracks me up because they have no idea what to say to that. Then I just smile and continue on my way.

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  5. That is absolutely hilarious. Got to love the heights! I wonder if they are offering parenting classes...

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  6. Azucar--Yes I need some good come backs. . . Scott's was pretty funny.

    Scott--hilarious. I want to try it, but I'm not sure I could actually go through with it. . .

    Liz--get ready.

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  7. So, so funn!! Why do people do this? I NEVER do this to other people and I really dont even think twice about it. Wait until she is sitting up and you put her in the shopping cart (buckled in mind you) and turn your back just to grab some eggs. The people come running out of nowhere to tell you not to take your eyes off your baby cause she could fall. She wasnt even making a peep! People are crazy...just bored and crazy.

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