The only thing worse than strangers rubbing your pregnant belly is when they touch your children!
And, as a new mom, it took me by surprise since I had lived my life as a person who kept her hands to herself.
My daughter had a set of irresistible chipmunk cheeks that passersby felt free to pinch. But beyond the sheer germ factor of dirty hands touching my infant's face, the tugging alarmed me.
To see what happened,
People crept up at the most unexpected times to peek under the stroller shade or take the liberty of giving her platinum haired head a good rub.
It didn't bother her, but it bugged me since my baby's space and safety were being violated.
While I didn't want to be rude, after a couple of episodes where strangers asked to hold her or leaned in for a kiss, I was fine with just telling people that I preferred they didn't.
Whether a situation calls for a polite "no" or merits an all-out, "Back away from my baby!" as a mom you should feel free to let your voice be heard.
Did this ever happen to you?