We visit our local zoo every week and over time KLV has learned to love the rattlesnakes. She talks about them while we are there, on the way home and at night.
Today while in the Discovery Room at the zoo we traced a rattlesnake on paper with crayons. Good stuff! Trying to show KLV the finished product, she started to run in another direction. To my dismay another Mom popped her head around the corner and said, “She is too young to understand, how old is she?” Knowing there was so much wrong with that question, I responded. Mother XYZ, continued to tell me that KLV would understand more when she was 3 because she was a teacher of 3 and 4 year olds and they are great ages but blah blah blah.
I have never seen this woman before and certainly didn’t need a commentary about when KLV will understand rattlesnakes because she’s loved them since she was 1.5 years old.
At least with a rattlesnake they shake their rattler before they strike, this Mom came out without warning.
When these types of Moms slither into your experience, what do you do?