Here are questions we don’t ask others:
1. How much money do you make?
2. How much did that cost?
3. How can you afford that?
4. Have you lost weight?
5. Who did you vote for?
6. Are you saved?
7. Why is your baby so small?
8. What’s wrong with your baby?
9. Was your baby premature?
I bring up the last three items because my friends Lynn and Pete have a brand new, perfect baby girl named Petra. She is tiny and beautiful. She is tiny because she is a baby.
Yet people – people who are adult strangers – like to approach Lynn – also an adult – and ask her why her baby is so small and if she was premature.
In fact, Petra was not premature, and she is not undersized. But that’s not their business anyway.
The only appropriate thing to say to a mother about her baby is “What a beautiful baby!” That’s all. Just say it and stop talking, unless you want to add that you love that sweet little outfit.