Jaime - posted on 05/14/2012 ( 31 moms have responded )
The other day I was in the doctor's office with my daughter and my husband. We were sitting in the corner of the waiting room, hubby was holding Julie, sitting between me and the wall. There were other people in the waiting room as well, a bunch had kids but it was mostly women.
Two seats over from me was this random guy, probably a few years older than my husband, just sitting there by himself. Somebody he knew came through the waiting room to leave and they stopped to talk and I overheard that he was waiting on his wife because she was getting an ultrasound done. I was wondering why she wouldn't let him go in with her, I mean he's her husband, but anyway, irrelevant...
Then a few minutes go by and Julie wants to get down and walk so hubby lets her get down off his lap and she's playing and being silly in front of us. Out of the corner of my eye I see dude beside me pull out his iPhone and hold it up "discreetly" and I hear a camera click. Instantly my bristles went up, because he had the phone totally pointed toward Julie, and like I said, we're in a damn corner by the wall, there's nothing else to take pictures of. I got kind of pissed and glared at him and he put his phone down for a second. Then I focused my attention back on Julie and sat forward a little, hoping to obscure what view he had, but then I heard another click and looked over and the ass had leaned forward, phone all out in the open, and had taken another picture of my kid!!
So now I'm royally pissed and told hubby to pick Julie up immediately. He asked why, and Julie fussed about it, but she got over it and I told him what had happened. He got irritated as well. However, soon after that, dude's wife apparently came back into the waiting room and they left, thank God.
Sure, my kid's cute, she's a very pretty baby, but because of it I am extremely territorial because I don't want my baby girl ending up like so many other baby girls because some pedophile thought she was cute too. Why the fuck was he taking pictures of her, and why the fuck didn't he ask? I would have said no anyway but seriously, how rude and CREEPY can you be???
Ever had this sort of thing happen to you and your children? How did you handle it??