My son is 16 months old, and has always been a very smart and active little fella. He sat up by himslef at 4 months, crawled at 6 mo, started walking at 9mo, and he talks very well already. My sister in law has an 8 month old baby whom is very different than my son, he is talking his time to do things at his own pace which hey, hes smart, why work when people will carry you around! Anyways, my SIL has said from day 1, this isnt a competition, which no one tried to make it that anyway, but she is always making snide comments. LIke telling her baby, with mine sitting right there..."you are so much cuter than your cousin", and then the other day, "Connor is no where near as smart as my baby". I just about lost it on her. Im glad that she is proud of her son, and thinks he is the best, but really? That is not an okay thing to say, maybe in your own home, but you dont say that kind of stuff when your nephew is sitting right there. To me, thats putting him down when you are supposed to be a postive, confidence building adult in his life. I dont want my son coming home from playing with his aunt asking why he isnt as smart or cute as his cousin. If the tables were turned she wouldnt like it at all and would be very hurt by me saying it, but the thing is, I would never say something like that. Let alone even think it. All babies are different. Am I just freaking out too much about this? What would you moms do?