Thursday, August 14, 2008

It's a Baby Not a Third Head!

Well I did it. Yesterday I ventured out on my own with the two kiddies! It wasn't a big, fun filled outing just needed a few things from my least favorite store in the world (rhymes with Small-Part) and the food store. I would have much rather gone to target for my few odds and ends but the trek is twice the distance and to be honest I wasn't that adventurous. Sure I could have waited until Justin got home and flown solo but I'm super mom and can do anything. Right????
Anyway I planned it all out. Stella would go in my Sleepy Wrap so germy busy bodies couldn't get close and Madison would go in the shopping cart so I wasn't chasing after her. Three hours after starting to get dressed (no make up included) we were ready!
The girls were awesome but I might as well have been a green and purple spotted dinosaur walking through the store for as many looks and comments that I got for having a baby strapped to my chest! I expected some double takes after all I live on the east coast where babywearing is just starting to become ummm accepted??? So here are just a few of the comments I got. . .
  • "You know Koreans wear babies like that"
  • "OMG you have a baby in there!?"
  • "What is that thing?"

and my personal favorite from a 90 year old busy body....

"You are lucky DYFS isn't around! You are suffocating that baby. It is child abuse!"

I also learned that the wraps does not keep intruders out but rather attracts them! There were a few people (no doubt pregnant belly rubbers) who even thought I would be okay with them touching my sleeping angel through the wrap. One even tried to pull the cover off her head to sneak a peak! Oh well I guess that is what you get for shopping at let's say "Small Part" in a less than affluent area filled to the brim with grannies! I fully intend on continuing to wear my baby in public, I'll just be a little more particular about where I go!

8 comments:

Dana said...

that is too funny.. i would have asked nicely for them to step away from the baby in the wrap!! people really have no clue when it comes to etiquette, shheeesh..

Danielle said...

people are crazy. I usually get a lot of looks- but on one bothers me. I have also seen a lot of other babywearing mommas in my areas. That DYFS lady is bonkers.

Amy said...

go to target next time! everyone will leave you alone. those wal-mart cronies suck! wear stella proud!!

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh! That totally sounds like my first visit to walmart wearing noah in the wrap. People were coming up to me opening it up. Everyone was staring at me!
Congrats on your new baby. She is beautiful. I can't believe you even have time to blog. I have a 2 year old and I am losing my mind.lol Hey maybe a post on how you are balancing it all? Like naps?

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Lilith Silvermane said...

Yea, it's just ridiculous. I get a ton of looks here in Colorado for wearing my babies! (And we are pretty crunchy!!!)

I have found that with some of the older generation I just nod and smirk when I walk away. Sometimes their views on child rearing are, definitly old school!

And the Korean statement..WTF? Yea, so do most people in other countries! Wow... Gotta love people!

Lilith Silvermane said...

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Lilith Silvermane said...

HA.. I came here to give loves to my fellow Favre fan! Silly me got caught up in your blog... see how you are?? :)