Conversation with another mother at the park recently.
We were both happily pushing our little boys on the swings when Lottie wanders over
other mum - Oh she wears glasses!
me - yes
other mum - WOW she must be really smart
me - (staring at her in blank disbelief)
other mum - You know, because of the glasses and all
me -ummm, she is long sighted, but she is pretty clever too
other mum - yeah, well I always just hoped my kids were average you know, like smart enough to get by but not smart enough to need glasses
me - Oh (trying to decide whether it is worth going to the effort to explain to this woman that the need for glasses and IQ are not related, but decide against it seeing as Lottie is standing at my feet looking as annoyed as me)
After the woman wanders off Lottie says - That lady doesnt know much does she mum.
me - well she was right about one thing, you are really smart.