So to say I am protective of baby boy is an understatement. I love my hubby and Son fiercely and although I am learning to be a bit relaxed, this lioness has to growl and show some teeth sometime.
So last Saturday, I was in church with Hubby and baby boy rehearsing for an upcoming drama presentation. I usually carry baby boy around ( If you see a young hawt mama with a baby on her back naija style, it's probably me!) but I have been trying to be strong and let him run around and explore alone( but dont be fooled, wherever that boy is, I have an eye on him...even when I am looking into another person's eyes in conversation, at least 0.000001% of my eyeball is on him);but I do try, you know, give him a sense of independence
Well while he was running around, from the corner of my eye ( you know, that 0.000001%...lol)I noticed that a church lady had given him a potato chip. First of all rule 149 in the baby handbook is that you always ask a mom permission before giving food to a toddler who can not speak. So being the gentle, caring, loveable soul that I am, I got up and started screaming " Noooooo, he is allergic to that!! He is allergic to that" Let me tell you, that Church lady almost had a heart attack! When I saw the fear and her almost losing control of her bladder, I laughed a bit and calmly said...."No, I was kidding but you never give toddler's food without asking the mom first". I had a smile on my face but my eyes were dead serious, so she knew I wasn't kidding.
Why did I do that?
1-What if he really was allergic to the food?
2-I don't know where her hands have been
3-I do not want my son getting use to taking food from strangers.
Anyway,I guess I shouldn't have bothered because baby boy took the chip broke it into pieces and gave them back to her....lol. That's a home trained Boy jare...lol
PS: During this whole incident,hubby knowing the wife he had just quietly looked away, as if he wasn't in the room! He knew I was going to deal with the lady for what she did.
...musings from atop the potter's wheel...