"Just for a second..."
Written on November 28, 2005 by Kevin.
I am fully aware that there are some people who just love babies and want to hold each one they may see. I imagine that all new parents will eventually be asked by a stranger if they can hold your baby. This happened last night for us at a restaurant. My wife and I had both noticed that one woman kept eyeing over to our table trying to get a glimpse of Rylan. When I brought him back from a diaper change and I sat down, my wife asked that I put him and the carrier on my side of the table because this woman's kids were looking in the carrier, dropping food in it. So I move the carrier to my side of the table and I'm about to put Rylan into it and this woman pops up behind me asking if she can hold my child. I believe her words were, "Let me hold the baby.... just for a second.". I quickly said no with a firm voice and apparently she went back to her table with a disappointing look on her face.
I might need to start bringing with me an application to hold Rylan. An application that they must fill out with all of their important information such as SSN, drivers license number and any other information that I could use to sue them when they drop my baby, cough of my baby or simply run off with him. This woman didn't even come over and start a conversation before basically demanding that I let her hold him. This woman had atleast 3 kids of her own, maybe she should hold them so they don't drop food in other peoples stuff.