You remember my last Mommy drive by...It was, in fact, the Drive By of the Day yesterday on Mommy Drive By.
Today, I walked Lauren to daycare with Lindsay in the snugli. We haven't gotten to walk there in what seems like weeks because of the constant rain here in Jersey. It's about a 5 minute walk...it actually takes me longer to drive because of the slow light on Raritan and Third Ave and trying to park.
On the way back, I had to stop in at Century 21 to confirm that we are participating in the townwide yard sale on Saturday and to pick up our signs and maps. So I was standing at a light. Lindsay, who holds her head up well now, was front facing and looking around.
An older woman, probably in her 60s smiled at Lindsay.
I smiled back and said hi.
"Boy or girl?" she asked.
"Hard to tell when she's not wearing pink."
"Yep, well. Can't wear pink all the time."
"How old is your baby?"
"About 4 months." I replied.
The woman chuckled, I assume because Lindsay gave her huge grin with raised eyebrows.
Now, although the neighborhoods in Highland Park have huge trees, Raritan Ave is pretty devoid of vegetation, so it was suddenly quite sunny.
"She really needs a hat if you're going to have her out in the sun."
"Uh..." I stammered. Thinking, why no, I didn't grab the hat. It wasn't this sunny a minute ago.
"Well, I hope you're taking her right back to the car..."
"Ah..." I was suddenly walking very fast away from her.
Y'know, I really must look clueless alone with Lindsay. I didn't receive nearly this much parenting advice with Lauren...