Don’t you just absolutely hate it when you go to pick a baby up and it starts crying uncontrolably? Of course, the second you give it back to it’s mum, it calms down and gets a huge smile on it’s face. It’s so unfair. All you want to do is cuddle an extremely cute baby and you get rewarded by a screech in your ear. At the moment, a lot of the teachers at my school are having, or have just had babies. They are so adorable all you want to do is play with them. The other day i was playing with one and it started to sob when i picked it up. I was offended. Why would a baby start to cry when it saw me? That’s just illogical! I was telling my mum about it in the car on the way home today and she said ‘Don’t get offended’. I then replied with a hurt tone ‘Why would i not get offended?’ She then said, ‘I wish you could go back in time to see yourself as a baby. Whenever i took you to school with me (teacher, not a teen mum) all the kids would run and want to hold you. I said of course they could but the second i held you out you would scream your little lungs out and hold on to me like there was no tomorrow. The kids would get so hurt and after a few months, they stopped asking for hugs.’ I sat back and thought for a moment. I knew that i never liked strangers holding me, but that i was a screaming baby to people that just wanted a hug! Who would have guessed?
I suppose the moral of this story is never let a crying baby offend you because for all you know, you were a screamer once too.
Love and former screamer confessions,
frangipani princess xoxo