Jack on his way out the door:
Jack and his friend, Caitlyn, before school. They are in the same class.
So, we went to WalMart tonight to get a few items and we grabbed a quick dinner at Taco Bell. We had a few interesting things happen that I wanted to share....first of all, we sat down at Taco Bell and Jack shouts out "It stinks in this place!!!". Literally he shouted it out. Nice. It really didn't smell either, so we tried to hide our giggles and tell him not to yell things like that out. Then, there was a lady with about 5 kids eating and two of the kids (probably between ages 4-6) kept coming over to Macy and touching her all over. We had to keep taking thier hands off of her. They had some nice snot running out of thier nose and it was quite clear that they weren't the most hygenic children ever. The mom just let them keep coming over to our table! It was SO RUDE. Every couple of minutes they just kept coming over and trying to touch her and "play" with her. No thanks. THEN, we are went to WalMart. I was standing in the cheese section and a random older-ish lady (maybe 60 or so....so not OLD, but not really too young either....sorry Ellena.....I know you are close to turning 60....) walked up to Macy and started touching her chubby legs and arms and poking at her. Then she asked if she could HOLD Macy. I politely said "I don't think she would want you to." and she said "Oh, but look, she's trying to get out of the cart. She wants me to hold her." I said "I don't think so. We have to go." and walked away. FOR REAL?!?!?!? Do people really think that babies are just public property or something?
Two things that have baffled me ever since I first became a pregnant with Jackson....1) That random strangers think it is socially acceptable to touch a pregnant women's belly. NO THANK YOU. and 2) That random strangers think it is socially acceptable to walk up to a baby and start touching them all over. This has happened to me MANY MANY times when either Jack or Macy were babies and were sitting in a grocery cart, or sitting in a stroller, or in a car seat. Tonight was the first time I've had a complete stranger ask if they could hold one of my kids. UM, NO. Seriously? I have no problem telling someone not to touch my child, but it always baffles me that people still try.
A few pages about Macy...
Macy at 11 months...
Macy at age 1: