First, she commented on Yaya having glasses that matched her outfit. (We buy her glasses from Zenni Optical, which means we can get five pairs for what one pair would cost us at the mall shop.) Then she turned to T and said that we were going to be "in trouble" because Yaya is "all girl."
So what did she say about your daughter's glasses? Did she say, 'Oh that's cute - her glasses match her outfit?' Because I don't find that particularly snarky - and I have to say, having a daughter who is 'all girl' that I don't particularly find that a snarky comment or insult either.
But no matter how much the glasses cost, do you really want to teach your kid that it's important for her to have something as functional as glasses match her outfit?
That's just my own question because I happen to have a sister who loves clothes and she loved shopping for and dressing her daughter who was three years older than mine, so when we'd get the hand-me-downs of every item including shoes in every available color - it was lovely for me and my daughter as we didn't have to buy a thing.
But that little girl (the daughter of the shop-a-holic), has grown up to be a shop-a-holic herself. She has to have every item in every color - just like her mom taught her.
And with something like glasses - I understand it even less. I mean glasses last for years and years and years (the lenses) so why teach your kid that she has to have five different colored frames (no matter how cheap they are) that she'll soon outgrow? Just to be fashionable? In preschool?
I know when I got my glasses, my parents made sure I chose carefully knowing that I was going to have to wear them for years until my head grew or my prescription changed.
I think that's a good lesson to learn actually - much moreso than feeling that my glasses have to match my outfit - WHAT?
That's a new one on me.
I wouldn't make a snarky comment in front of your daughter - but I'd be quietly shaking my head and wondering - wait - a four year old has to have glasses to match her outfits?
Where are we heading with that?