parents seem to get this idea that everyone just wants to have the pleasure of gazing at their baby/child.
i was in the bathroom the other day (well, everyday, actually) and this woman was changing her baby on the change table. gak. that’s the last thing i want to see (or smell). while she was at it, there seemed to be a constant stream of people lining up to look at the baby. they soon all cleared out and there was me, washing my hands. she looked over and smiled, as if to say, ‘it’s your turn, now… behold this beautiful child.’
anyway, i gave her a mild stink eye, turned of the faucet and dried my hands – looking in the opposite direction.
this kind of thing happens all the time. parents seem to be expecting to be showered with praise for producing such fine specimens.
not me. i’m not even taking a look.