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PinkyPonksBestFriend Mon 19-Jun-17 11:57:45

I have 3 Dds - 7,5 and 2.

Driving back from our caravan yesterday we passed the beach and decided to pull over and let the girls enjoy some sunshine .

We didn't have swimming gear or towels with us, but we did have spare clothes and sun cream.

The girls stripped down to their pants and had a lovely time playing in the sand and paddling .

Now as pants do in the sea, they got wet and light coloured pants can go see through !

A lady with , I presume her granddaughter, and her dog walked by my children and my eldest commented on the dog which prompted the lady to stop and chat.

A few minutes in and the lady asked my DD how old she was ; DD told her 7; the lady looked shocked and said to me "isn't she a bit old to be running around like that ?!" . I explained it was an unplanned visit . The lady chuckled and carried on walking .

Thinking about it now , I'm slightly annoyed that she said this in front of DD .

I'm also wondering if maybe she is too old ? confused

I didn't make a fuss and the girls carried on playing .

WIBU ? blush

CorbynsBumFlannel Mon 19-Jun-17 12:01:27

Not too old imo. I wouldn't give it a second thought. People say some daft things.

Justmuddlingalong Mon 19-Jun-17 12:01:55

No you weren't. I'm 47, and live at the beach. I still strip down to my bra and knickers for an impromptu swim. Don't give her comment another thought, it was weird.

IggyAce Mon 19-Jun-17 12:37:43

Not too old, it was a draft comment. However the bloke (guess early to mid 20's) next to us at the beach yesterday was too old to strip down down to his white authentic armani undies, I'm just pleased he didn't take a dip in the sea.

waitforitfdear Mon 19-Jun-17 12:39:29

Course not people just say daft things it's fine

Suprasegmental Mon 19-Jun-17 13:26:20

Maybe slightly too old but isn't the 'chuckle' a disapproving in an approving kind-of-way reaction?

FWIW, I'd have made sure my children took their pants off before going in the sea if I didn't have spares (ie. naked) but if I had had costumes, they'd have had them on.

The important bit is if your children cared or not. The lady's comment is pretty innocuous.

XJerseyGirlX Mon 19-Jun-17 13:28:18

No, she was being daft. She is perfectly fine at 7

harderandharder2breathe Mon 19-Jun-17 13:38:31

She wouldn't have been impressed at me and my friend (both in our thirties and both very overweight) stripping to our knickers and tshirts to go in the sea last summer! We're definitely too old wink

Ignore her, your kids were fine and having a fab time

AmenacingWhistle Mon 19-Jun-17 13:42:23

Ignore her she's chatting rubbish.

I'm very very envy of Justmuddlingalong

walkinganhouraday Mon 19-Jun-17 13:43:27

We'd been to the beach yesterday too and my DD10 got into car in bikini. We stopped at DM's house for impromptu visit and DD walked from car along sidestreet to her house.
My DM's neighbour commented that she was a bit old to be walking around in the street like that. I told her most emphatically that I didn't agree wink

Reow Mon 19-Jun-17 13:48:45

Daft old hag. Let your kids get naked if they feel like it. They're children! She doesn't have to look.

You should have stripped off in front of her and started paddling with your norks out to prove a point. grin

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