When your child gawks at Owen's hearing aids and asks you;
"Why does he have things in his ears"?
Staring blankly at the child and yanking him away from Owen as if he'd done something wrong, is NOT an appropriate response to his natural curiosity.
Kids stare. Kids ask questions. I'm so totally cool with that.
This happened at the zoo today. It happens all the time. My reaction largely depends on my mood. Lots of times I'll tell the kid that they help him hear, just like glasses help people see.
Today I thought I'd let the kid's mommy handle it.
She blew it. It annoyed me.
How badly did I want to say,
"He has monsters in his ears and if he didn't plug them up, they'd jump out and EAT you!"