Am I the only one this has happened to? On several occasions strangers have said variations of he's so cute I could keep him, he's so cute I could steal him etc. what the fuck is wrong with these people? Why would you ever say that to a mother? It is the most terrifying thing immaginable! It is not cute! It is not a compliment!
This happened to me this weekend and my dh said I responded like a crazy person....
We were at a busy store Christmas shopping when a clerk came over to offer assistance. Then she starts in on how adorable Baylor is. Ok, no biggie. She says "he's so cute you won't make it out of the store with him. I'm going to steal him" she was all smiles and baby talk....weird. I ignored it and kept shopping. She comes over and says a similar baby snatching comment again....I walk away and keep shopping. Finally, we are checking out she comes over a THIRD time and says something about taking him and keeping him forever and not letting me leave with him all in cutie baby talk. So I finally responded and I said back in cutie baby talk " oh no you won't because I'll burn your fucking store down if you touch him you crazy bitch" and she froze and dh and I turned and walked away. After we left dh said I sounded crazy and over reacted. I dont think I did at all. I mean this crazy bitch said something about stealing my baby 3 times! I know she probably didn't mean it but seriously what the fuck!?!