Having children apparently gives eveyone free reign to pass on any and all words of child-rearing wisdom gained over the centuries. If you have kids, you know what I mean!
We get advice spanning not only the ages, but also cultures as well. Anything from sanitizing the world to the dangers of 2 year old thumb sucking.
However, the pinnacle, the most amazing, the greatest piece of advice came from a neighbor sharing a ride down the lift (oh, I mean elevator). A fatherly-looking gentlemen flashed Aaron and I (Betsy) a huge smile as we entered and guessed that Aaron was about 1 year old. I kindly corrected him that actually Aaron is 2 years old. He got a very thoughtful expression on his face and replied, "Oh, he is much to short for 2. You must make him grow more!"
Well, what could I do? I smiled and said a sweet, "Thank you." All the time thinking, "Huh??? Is this guy for real???? OK!"
Yeah, gotta love all the very free, helpful advice from everyone!