I was at the store today with my daughter, who has a cute little bob haircut, when an older woman approaches and starts talking to her. My daughter is painfully shy, to the point where she'll bury her head and not respond. Anyway, this lady kept talking about her hair and how she had the same hair style when she was a youngster. I commented something to the effect that every little girl at some point has this hair style. She says, "Yeah, I think mothers just didn't know how to do little girl's hair in those days."
I'm sure her comment was harmless, but how am I supposed to take that? Is she insinuating that I don't know how to style my daughter's hair? There are limited options for a 2 year old whose hair is not very long yet (she's had 2 hair TRIMS in her almost 3 years of life. Her hair does not grow, I swear). I know I am probably overly sensitive, but it just struck a chord and I wanted to turn and beat the shit out of the 90 year old woman. I know, I know...there are laws against elderly abuse. Too bad!