We were taking a walk today when a very social mama began chatting with us. She was strolling with her 6-month-old baby. She asked me G's age. I told her he was 8.5 months old. We exchanged compliments about both babies' cuteness; the conversation then took a weird turn. The mama shared with me that her little one was very advanced because the baby watched Baby Einstein videos made for 12-month-old tykes. (After a Google search, I found that the Baby Einstein videos are geared toward different age groups. Apparently some songs are more advanced sounding than others?) She told me about how her baby excitedly coos at the videos and seems bored by the videos for younger babies.
"So what month Baby Einstein videos does your baby watch?" she asked.
I very obviously didn't want to share that G shows more interest in gnawing on the case of our Baby Einstein DVD than actually watching it.
"We only have one Baby Einstein DVD, and it's for 9-month-old babies," I explained.
"You only have one?" she asked. "Poor little guy."
Apparently Baby Einstein videos do not merely test baby's intelligence. They also can measure a parent's intelligence level, and I could tell by the horrified look on her face that I didn't even rank on the scale!