The hand magnet

The baby bump… it is a very personal thing that sticks on the outside of your body that strangers are attracted to.

Now, you could compare this to boobs –  they are a very personal thing that stick on the outside of your body – yet “boob-etiquette” prevents strangers coming upto you and just having a good old feel – well mostly 😉

So why is there not a “bump-etiquette” ? I don not mind friends ad family feeling it but when a person who barely even knows my name gets a good grope I want to say: “this bump is not public property-please remove your hand!” but I don’t I smile and nod and think it instead.

So I was wondering, would it be appropriate for us to react with a less than “normal-social” response like:

Situation: When someone puts their hand on the top of your stomach, and you’re barely showing.

Reaction: “You do realize you’re touching my lunch?”

Situation: When total strangers scream, “Oh look, you’re pregnant!”

Reaction: “I am?” It’s best if you can look slightly confused and quizzical.

Situation: When complete strangers ask, “What are you having?”

Reaction: Smile blissfully, and rub the belly like you’re starring in a bad rom-com. Say, “My other half wants a baby, but I’m seriously hoping for a puppy.”

Situation: When someone you’ve never met rubs your belly and coos.

Reaction: Cross your arms and nod your head like Jeanie in I Dream of Jeanie. Say, “Master, I will now grant you three wishes.”


What do you think?

S xxx


2 Comments Add yours

  1. millysell says:

    I definitely found people (even strangers) loved touching the bump as it started growing & found that quite uncomfortable. Now its been sticking out for a while people seem to have lost interest. I almost miss the attention – how fickle. Be very interested to know how people respond to your reactions!

    1. fitmommabear says:

      Hahah! I will keep you updated 😉

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