This has been bugging me for a couple weeks (well a lot longer actually, but there was an "incident" a couple weeks ago that made me extra mad).
Why do people feel the need to touch my sweet child's face with their nasty ass fingers? Yes, I know she's the cutest thing you've ever seen, and yes she's so pretty, and looks just like her daddy, and has beautiful eyes, and all that. Thank you for saying so! Thank you, we think so too. But please refrain from putting your dirty hands near her mouth and eyes!
I know people mean well, and you may very well be the cleanest person in the entire world, but guess what! That door handle you just opened could be covered in feces germs becasue some disgusting person before you decided to not take 30 seconds to wash his/her hands before checking the mail. That shopping cart you just put away could very well be covered in the latest horrible flu germs that are going around right now. Your cell phone, purse, steering wheel, Visa/Mastercard, and Debit, keys, that pen you just used, ect are all COVERED in god only knows what, and now, thank you very much, it's on my daughter's face.
Didn't we learn about this in Preshool? Along with sharing and playing nice, we are suppose to keep our hands to ourselves.
This post is directed at no one in particular, except maybe the woman from a couple weeks ago, who felt it necessary to repeatedly poke my child in the face and ask over and over"Why are you so scowly?" Perhaps, crazy woman who I've never seen before, she's scowly becasue some random lady is poking her in the face her with nasty ass fingers! (Seriously! That happened!) It was all I could do not to Purel her down once we got back to the car!
Here's the deal. I don't touch Growly Bear's face when we are out and about. I don't know what my hands have come in contact with, and I certainly don't know what's come in contact with yours.
If you are completely taken over by her cuteness, (yes, I know it happens) and must touch her, what's wrong with a little foot tickle? Maybe poke at her knee i. But please, I beg you, keep your damn fingers away from her face!
I know people mean well. I know they aren't purposely doing anything wrong. It's almost and instinct to reach out and touch something adorable. I'm sure I'm guilty of it myself in the past. The thought hardly even crossed my mind before becoming a mom. But, this must be my protective momma bear coming out in me, because it really burns my biscuit now.
Cleaning up vomit and other bodily functions from a sick baby doesn't sound like much fun to me. And lets face it, when our babies hurt, we hurt, so I'd really like to keep her healthy if at all possible.
Yes, I know kids get sick and it's "good" for them, and No, I'm not a complete germaphobe, but there are some seriously nasty bugs going around right now that can be devastating to small children and the elderly. I've read status updates from so many friends recently who have spent days in bed with what sounds like the worst flu imaginable, and I really don't want that shit (pun intended) in my house. So please, please, please, keep your hands to yourself.
I had hoped I could make this sound funny. After rereading it, it's mostly bitchy, but I'm pretty sure you can all handle it. If not, I'm sorry.
Love and Hugs