At 6 1/2 months into mommyhood I have a tendency to second guess myself about decisions that I make with Harper. For example did I let her cry to much at nap time before I went it, did I feed her enough tonight at dinner time, am I reading enough to her but I never thought I had a bad mommy manners. The other night the hubby, Harper and I were out for an evening walk it was wonderful and then a little boy came riding up to us on his bike and stopped and wanted to see the baby. We of course stopped and visited and then his mother approached and she leaned forward and took ahold of Harper’s hand. I was surprised because I have always been a “baby person” but I have never walked up to a strangers and touched their baby. After the women let go of Harper’s hand she asked to squeeze Harper which I think she meant she wanted to hold her, thank goodness my husband came to the rescue and said we had to get going back home to let our dog out. What a blessing my husband could tell how uncomfortable I was. I would never want to come off mean or short with someone but my mommy instinct kicked in and I wasn’t comfortable. So here is my question to all moms out there:
Was I wrong to feel vulnerable, odd that someone I don’t know came right up to my child and touched her? How would you feel if someone wanted to hold your child that you didnt know either? How would you react in this situation?