Cherise - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
I dont know if anyone else is like me in this department but Im a big germaphobe. With that said, I have this huge issue with people touching or kissing my baby on the face and I dont really know how to address the issue without sounding mean or rude. I have friends that come over to visit the baby and think that they can do the same things that I do with my son such as kissing him on his cheeks or mouth or touching him all in his face. I also have this issue with strangers doing it as well. For instance, today I was put in an EXTREME awkward position. I went to go see this lady for an appointment and I brought my 7 month old son with me. Well, I put my son on his blanket that i layed out on the floor so i didnt have to hold him during my appointment. Well i guess my son had noticed the ladys red toe nail polish And he was trying to go over there to touch them. I saw what he was about to do and i pulled him back onto his blanket. Well she decides that she wants to play with my son while conducting my appointment by taking her foot out of her sandle and starts to nudge my son on his leg with her feet! On the inside i felt like screaming! But I tried to be nice and move my son further away from her. But she didnt get the hint and began to do it again while saying "its ok, i dont mind him touching my feet. I like it!" I was just shocked that she was even doing this. I really didnt know what to say... I just grabbed my son off the ground and held him till the appointment was over.
So my question is, What do you say to people who do these things without being rude about it?