I was in the grocery store earlier this week with my littlest one who had fallen asleep in the car and so to try to let him sleep, instead of strapping him into the cart, I let him lay down with my purse as a pillow. A little old guy came up to me and said "They're best like that, when they're quiet and not making a bunch of noise!" I just gave him a look. He seemed to be of the "children are best seen and not heard" opinion.
Course my plan hadn't worked out after all and my li'l guy woke up but was still quiet which was apparently "okay" for this old man.
The funny thing is today when we went on a bigger run for stuff, Piratebabe was VERY vocal. Not crying or anything, just babbling up a storm and most people who heard him laughed and commented on what a happy baby he is.