*Post Edit* Thanks guys! I totally agree with the not saying anything, or maybe, I dunno acting genuinely happy for the other people, no matter what. I had a great conversation with a lady that knows our situation- and is related to someone else in the company- and she just thought it was so great that we got to have the experience- it was SO refreshing to have that conversation instead of the aforementioned awkward one :)
I don't know if this ever bugs anyone else, but it sometimes gets to me, so let's discuss the following...
We discussed instant gratification in Sunday School and how things are so available all the time, the effects that that can have on your kids, etc... So later, as we're leaving, somebody asks Steve and I where we've been since we're so nice and tanned? I reply that we had been in Mexico and the person responds back "Talk about instant gratification, I had to wait until I had been married 25yrs before I got to go there!" But this isn't the first time someone of that generation has made comments to me about how they didn't get the things we have or go the places we have until they were married for x amount of years, etc... At first it was funny, but now it's getting old. It sometimes makes me feel like people just assume that because we're young we don't work hard or don't deserve to enjoy some luxuries along the way. That being said I also feel like people say it to point out how lucky we are or how grateful we should be. And we are extremely grateful for everything we have been blessed with, I just didn't think that we would have to broadcast that gratitude to the whole ward in order to avoid the weird comments, ya know?
Any thoughts, bloggers?