Oh, the joys of being a new parent. The people who stop you to look at your baby, to touch your baby and to talk to you about your baby. It’s so exciting. There are a few things I don’t understand about strangers and their need for information about your baby.
- Why do you need to touch my baby? I don’t know you and I don’t know where your hands have been. Strangers have this need to want to touch babies. And it’s not just let’s touch a covered toe, nope I’m going to touch your face or let you hold my hand. You don’t do this to adults so why is it okay to touch a baby?
- Is she a good baby? No, she’s a horrible baby. What kind of question is this anyway?? If my child was colicky or cried all the time or was miserable, do you think I’m really going to tell you?
- Does she sleep through the night? The definition of sleeping through the night is defined as continuous sleep for 6 hours or more. So, yes, some nights my child sleeps through the night and some nights she doesn’t. She’s 4 months old…what does that really matter?
- Are you breast feeding? I’m sorry but I don’t know you! What concern of yours is it if she drinks breast milk or formula?
I don’t think I’ll ever understand why strangers feel the need to do this. However, most of the time I smile and answer the questions as quick as possible to be able to leave the situation.