Ok, this blog is predominantly about fashion but I’m also going to air some grievances. It’s my blog, I’m entitled! Ever since I’ve had bub I’ve noticed that random strangers feel they have the right to give you their advice and tell you what to do? Now, with the MIL this is fairly standard procedure that you come to expect but not from someone you don’t even know??? Case in point, I was walking my bub minding my own business on a glorious sunny day and a woman came over to me and asked me point blank why my son wasn’t wearing a hat? I stood there for a minute and thought pick your battles, this lady is older than you. So I took the polite route explaining that he needed the Vitamin D as I am Afro-Caribbean, thinking this should suffice but no! She told me I was wrong and was quite adamant. She said that in her culture babies wore hats. Her culture was completely different to mine and this is the point that she was clearly missing. Our conversation went rapidly downhill as I’m sure you can imagine.
But this isn’t the only time a random has stuck their oar in. I’ve had it happen on a few occasions. One woman went as far as pulling the hood of my pram over and another actually asked me if my son was my baby??? My son’s skin colour is lighter than mine. Neither of those examples ended well either. There is something about a baby that makes people think they can say whatever they want!
I was never into babies prior to meeting my husband. I was one of those people who rolled their eyes when a baby came on the plane or who feigned interest when a friend showed me umpteenth pictures of theirs. But now I get it, I have officially turned into a proud doting mum and I love it. I would never dream of going up to a stranger and offering them unwanted advice about their child. So why do some think it’s ok to push their opinions on us? I found that with motherhood comes fierce protectiveness like a lioness with her cub. You must be either very brave or very stupid to approach a mother and imply that you know better. So step away from my baby randoms or things could get ugly!