You see, anytime we go out somewhere we are constantly being watched. Typically, it's by the older generation. They're quite particular about certain things.
Here are a few of the most common comments/most recent comments we've gotten when out and about with Elise...
"She needs to be lying flat. Sitting up like that is not good for her back." (If she's in her car seat)
"You shouldn't hold her like that. She won't develop good neck muscles that way."
"You know she should always have on socks, even in the house. She could easily get sick."
"Watch out for her head. Watch out for her head. Watch out for her head."
Now granted, we know that these kind souls are just trying to offer advice and show concern for our little one. We get that and appreciate the care, however, both Jason and I were wheeled around from time to time sitting up and we don't have crazy curved backs. I'm fairly certain there were times when we went without socks in the house, and we weren't permanently damaged by it.
And his parents might not appreciate me putting this out there, but Jason was dropped on his head when he was little. I know, I know, it explains a lot ;) So we'll definitely heed that last one with the head. hehe.
All this to say, we know (and are learning more and more) that each culture has its own peculiarities. What we think is "normal" in America, would not be so "normal" here. And vice versa.
So, thank you, sweet elderly ladies, but we're ok with Elise not always lying flat. And we're ok with her having her socks off every now and then. We know we're not perfect parents, and we'll make mistakes, but it's all part of learning for us :)
Here's a little proof that she actually does lay "rovno" sometimes...
All part of being in another culture. We're loving it...naozaj (really!)