Being a mother has really mellowed me out. And although my husband swears I have ADD I swear I have finally found the patience that eluded me my first 34 years. Calm can finally be used to describe me.
Except when the following occurs…
1. People assuming my baby girl is a boy. Ugh! So irritating. Yes, she lacks the tell-tale locks that would so easily reveal her gender, but she is pretty much always wearing a dress or something pink or something ruffled. Always super girly and feminine. Even when she has a headband or a giant flower on her head people STILL call her a boy. Completely innocent, I know, but it still bugs me.
2. Strangers touching my baby — big no-no! Now this is something that kills me every time it happens, and if we’re going out, it will most definitely happen at least once. I can handle when a kindly person touches her foot, (although I wish they wouldn’t) but when they touch her hand I get irate! She’s always putting her hands in her mouth and strangers touching them just doesn’t sit well with me. And don’t even ask how angry I get when someone thinks it’s ok to touch her face. Who does that? Let me tell you, lots of people. Would these people approach another adult and start caressing their face? I just think it’s rude and inconsiderate. I don’t need some stranger’s germs infiltrating my precious girl or waking her up if she happens to be asleep in her carrier or upsetting her (or me) with such brazenness. I know Miss Jax is positively delicious, her rolls and sweet cheeks are so tempting, but back off folks, admire from afar!
Am I overly anal about these things? What are your mommy-hood pet peeves?
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