Sep 6, 201208:05 AMNine Months... and Counting
Tales from a Mom-to-be
Children should be seen and not heard?
I went to breakfast with a friend the other day, and she has a 1-month-old baby girl.
We enjoyed our coffee and bagels as we chatted away about mom stuff—it was nice to talk to someone who went through what I am going through currently.
Everything was going well until the little lady in the infant seat decided to cry.
We were OK with this sudden outburst—she is a 1-month-old, for goodness sake!
But by the looks on the customers sitting near us, they were not OK.
We quickly quieted the little lady and continued chatting, but not without wandering eyes glancing over every so often to see what the baby was doing and if she was going to screech again.
I couldn’t believe the nerve that these folks had to seem annoyed that we had brought the baby with us and that she was crying.
We finished our breakfast and left the establishment going about our day. But I was still really bothered by the others’ reactions, so I called my friend to talk about it.
She reassured me that this was something that happened often and was quickly becoming very normal for her.
I just didn’t understand and still don’t.
She told me of another friend who took her twins grocery shopping with her and someone complained about it.
I’m in complete shock. I do not get it at all. Do you other moms find this normal? I thought everyone loved babies and commented on how cute they were, not complained about their presence.
I, for one, know that my baby will go a lot of places with me, but now I am scared I will be the one on the receiving end of those dirty looks and sideways glares. Help! Is this normal!?