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Old 06-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #21
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I don't think I've ever had a stranger try touching my kids I did have a weird encounter at the zoo last week though, an icky looking guy (in his 40s or early 5os), made a couple of comments about my nb, like how old is he etc. I answered politely and moved on-well later, while my dh was taking my girls into the petting corral, my son started crying so I took him out and was holding him when the SAME guy comes up to me and asks me if my son wants my boob?! I was in total shock I just gave him a dirty look and walked away-glad he didn't try touching my son, I think I would have clocked him I think some people just lack manners and common sense, I know I'd never even think of touching a strangers kids! sara

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:20 PM   #22
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see, i must be weird, b/c i totally dont mind people touching my son. it usually makes them happy. remindes them of their kids when they were little or their grandkids, or whatever. I was once unloading groceries while holding my son. an older lady abou 70ish said, "here let me hold him while you do that". I was a little nervous, but my mom was ahead of me in line doing her own thing, so i felt safer. You should have seen the look on her face. It totally made her day just to hold him and snuggle my little baby. Who knows what she is going thru in her life, all i know is he made her so happy. when i left, i asked my mom if what i did was ok. she said "absolutely". I felt glad that i was able to make her day with something so small.

Yes, I try and be sympathetic, but it depends when and where we are and you'd better believe I am going to wash my kids up when we get home lol

The other day there was a girl (early 20s) working at Target and DD2 (5 mos) was sorta whining. We were just about to leave and she had just had it. The girl came over and picked up her toy and started shaking it. I knew that was going to stop DD because she just wanted attention, so I let the girl do it. She got smiles out of Helena and it probabky made her feel really good, not to mention, it let me do my thing without a whining baby. So I got home and washed the toy....

Also, once when I was about 7 mos. PG with DD1 I saw the cutest little girl at BRU. I asked a million questions of her mom like how old is she, what sizes is she in right now (trying to gauge it all) and it was ALL I could do not to touch her little feet. She was wearing Robeez, I remember. I actually didn't touch her but I wanted to so bad. I couldn't feel out how the mom felt about it. Anyway, stupid me I guess!

Now if someone asked to hold my kids, I would say absolutely not lol, or if they were invading my personal space in the process (like touching anything while I'm baby wearing) but even then, I try to be sympathetic and not think the worst of everyone.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #23
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When my dd was 3 days old, we got on a plane and flew across the country to my parents house for Christmas.....(Crazy to some, but VERY important to me, and I was determined)---When we were checking in (because you can't do online check in when traveling with an infant) The supervisor came over and started UNDRESSING my baby!---She started pulling off her hat, unzipping her snowsuit....kept saying 'I want to see more, I want to see more"----That was my FIRST baby....what a psycho!--Who DOES that? My mom finally grabbed the car seat (My mom flew out to be with me the last 2 months of my pregnancy so I didnt kill my DH or his family--how awesome is that!) and walked away from the lady.....the lady turned to me and rolled her eyes and said "uggggggh a little overprotective or WHAT"....I was in shock...and emotional, tired, and had just given birth...so I didn't say anything, I just wanted to get the hell away....if someone did that now....I might not be able to help myself from getting physical
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #24
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I was actually thinking about posting something about this earlier. My youngest is very tiny for her age and has very bright red hair. I am so tired of people who want to touch her because they want to feel her hair.
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Oh gosh do you want to know what made me REALLY P'vd the other day!!! I was working in my families store, and I know just about everyone that comes in because we have "Regulars" every day....well we have a bakery in our store-we live in NH and it's an old fashioned Country store-well anyway, this guy came in and I sorta recognized him because he was working up the street for a few days, so he wasn't a real regular customer...well anyhow my son was with me while I was stalking the coolers with the drinks, and the guy had gotten a cookie from our bakery and was eating it...my son went walking over to where my father was, and the guy said hi buddy and I thought nothing of it, well than a minute later I was walking over to where my dad was and the guy was walking out the door after paying and I noticed my son with a piece of a cookie in his hand...I said dad where did he get that, and my dad said "oh that guy" I was like WHAT!!!! and got so peeved, my dad couldn't understand why I was so upset 'cause my mother makes the cookies, but I was like you don't know what was all over that guys hands, if he was sick, or what if my ds was allergic to nuts, because it was an oatmeal cookie with walnuts in it, and he just gave it to my ds without asking...well I was SO angry and shocked!!! Can you believe that!!! Unreal if you ask me!!!
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People touching my DD doesnt really bother me if they dont look dirty or like a weirdo. It makes them happy and my DD likes it too. She smiles and giggles. It doesnt bother me.
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yeah, when my DD was just about 3 months old, DH and i were at a restaurant and this lady i had never seen in my life comes up and says "um, i'm a new grandma. can i hold your baby?" i was like......NO! she got upset and asked again!!!! i firmly told her no. she walked away pouting....i dont' understand why ppl feel like they have the right to just do things like that to perfect strangers!
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see, i must be weird, b/c i totally dont mind people touching my son. it usually makes them happy. remindes them of their kids when they were little or their grandkids, or whatever. I was once unloading groceries while holding my son. an older lady abou 70ish said, "here let me hold him while you do that". I was a little nervous, but my mom was ahead of me in line doing her own thing, so i felt safer. You should have seen the look on her face. It totally made her day just to hold him and snuggle my little baby. Who knows what she is going thru in her life, all i know is he made her so happy. when i left, i asked my mom if what i did was ok. she said "absolutely". I felt glad that i was able to make her day with something so small.
Me too It doesn't bother me.
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was like you don't know what was all over that guys hands, if he was sick,
...you don't know who touches the equiptment at the park, or the handle at the supermarket, or anything else your child picks up, for that matter.
I just don't worry about that kind of stuff. The man obviously meant no harm. I would have a talk with your son about accepting things from strangers, though. That would be my only concern.
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I HATE when ppl touch my kids. I hate let 1 count em 1... person touch DD other than family members and that was a little old woman in Walmart when DD was about 1-2months old. This woman was about 90, could barely walk, her little old DH was in the motorized chair beside her and she saw DD and came up to us in the produce isle and touched my hand and asked is she could touch DDs bare foot and she said "Its been so long since Ive touch a tiny baby" and she had tears in her eyes. So I of course got emotional because I thought of my mamaw and had to let her touch her foot.

She just put 1 hand on a foot and stood there and closed her eyes and then removed her hand and said "thank you, you just made my day !"

It took all I had to hold back the tears.


Anyways... other than that, I wont let anyone touch my kids. And I dont touch others unless I know them personally.
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