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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 9:15pm
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 9:27pm
That doesn't sound smug to me. If people have their own issues and feel threatened by your dd's abilities, well, maybe they could take it that way, but honestly, if they comment in the manner you describe they're not likely "that sort." I usually just shrugged that sort of comment off by saying something casual like "Yeah, she's quite something. She just loves her books!" I didn't give any more information or explanation than that, and people seemed happy in that their comment had been acknowledged. miranda

Miranda
in rural BC, Canada
mom to three great kids and one great grown-up
unschooler, violist, runner, doc