I was almost mistaken for a snowflake last night!
I went to the theatre to see a play with my family. All adults except the 8 YO. Now, we have been taking her to all types of events (theatre, movies, ballets) since she was 2, and have never had an issue. She sits and watches the performance, doesn't get up, doesn't talk, just enjoys it.
there was some confusion over our seats, one of our seats was taken by someone else. The lady was very apologetic and started to move, but I told her it was fine. I said "That's okay, the baby is just going to sit in someone's lap, so we won't need that seat".
The woman in front of me swiveled around faster than the the girl in the Exorcist and said 'BABY?
I pointed to the 8 YO and said, yes, this is our baby. She recovered and said "Oh, isnt she pretty". Poor lady, I guess she thought we had an actual baby, and from reading this site, that isn't so far-fetched.
And we all enjoyed the show.