Christine - posted on 02/14/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I was at a mommy & me beach yoga class Santa Monica today.. It was amazing, we even had a harpest there playing beautiful music.... Apart from our class there where onlookers, around us..
A woman with a little boy about 2-3 years old walked up and where observing our class. Then she started talking his clothes off, including his diaper!
This really bothered me for the little boy, with all the freaks and weirdos at the beach I found it highly inappropriate and it really bothered me.. Being a mom I felt like I wanted to protect him, and say something to her..
After the class I was talking to the class leader ( I frequently go to her classes) a woman walked up to us embracing the beauty that the mother felt free enough to take her sons clothes off, My response was defensive to the point that I felt that it was highly inappropriate because the little boy could not speak for himself and protect himself from this age of cyber sickos..It just takes one photo or video from one person on the internet and all the weirdos will see... I also told her I have photos of my baby in the bath and cute little baby booty shots but wouldn't put them on social media either. They are for family and friends and blackmail her when she is a teen.. <~JK
I breastfeed, and my baby hates to be covered, and i explained to the woman that I will breastfeed because it is my body and I can defend myself as an adult. Her response was that she didn't want to look at nudity in such a negative manner, as tho I was a bitch or something.
I stand by my beliefs but I was truly confused as to if I am being appropriate or overbearing..
I called my go to mommy friend and she agreed with me so I knew I wasn't just losing it... LOL
I believe that baby deserves that respect to be cared for in a respectable manner and portray them in a way that protects them from the sad truth that is our society as long as we can.. That is our job as a parent..