As is traditional, I only come up with good comebacks after I am no longer able to use them.Â So I am planning ahead.
I have decided on my standard responses when I am faced with a stranger who wants to tell me about my parenting decisions.Â I shall now say a variation of:
Well, I wasnâ€™t spanked and I think I turned out better than average.
Well, in MY day, we were taught not to be judgmental about other peopleâ€™s parenting decisions in public.
And as a encore, my response to â€œwell, you look like you have your hands fullâ€ is â€œfull hands are much better than empty ones.â€