Q: My daughter has a big red birthmark on her forehead. I'm getting tired of explaining it. Do you have any quick responses to "Oh, my God! What's wrong with her head?"
A: The best way to make the unthinking idiots actually think about their idiocy is to stare at them in disbelief - for a very long time. The uncomfortable silence will evoke more lame backpedaling or apologies than the most carefully planned sarcastic comeback.
Kitty O'Callaghan is an award-winning writer and a mom of three living in White Plains, New York.