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Friday, November 18, 2011

Earlier this week I was in Wal-mart buying Evelyn some tights when a rather homely looking man walked past the aisle and then slowly backed up so he was perpendicular to me. He stood there for about 3 seconds which felt like eternity until I turned to look at him and smiled. Ev always seems to attract attention, but I'm always cautious of people's reactions. {One time we were walking out of Taco Bell when out of no where a rather large woman threw open her door from the back of the parking lot screaming "baby" and charged right for us. Jared and I looked at each other with fear in our eyes and booked it for the car. Luckily the lady slowed down before she got to our car, Ev was buckled in safely and the lady walked by whispering "baby" on her way in to the Bell. Seriously, Jared and I jumped in the car and agreed that was the scariest/freakiest moment of our lives.} So when this man stood there for 3 seconds it felt like eternity.

Man: "She's a cutie."
Me: "Thank you."
Look back at the shelf. Evelyn had a shirt in her hands. She proceeded to put the hanger in her mouth.

Man: "Oh, don't let her do that! That thing is so dirty!"
Me: "You're dirty..."

{just kidding. I didn't say that. I wanted to.} Turns out this man just wanted to offer parenting advice. How lovely. I love when society thinks they know my child better than me :) I probably shouldn't tell him that I offer my keys to her all the time, which are probably much more grimy than the hanger.
happy weekend!
I'm going to take Jared to get a pumpkin spice donut. Best thing ever! 
{Besides Sprinkles Pumpkin Spice, of course}


  1. I know people LOVE to see little babies, but there are some people who need to respect personal space. I've had a few instances where I was scared of people getting so close to me and my baby! Stick with admiring them from afar people!!

    And my little guy is putting EVERYTHING in his mouth. Lots of germs, all around!

    I love her big beautiful eyes in that picture!

  2. I give Addi anything that will keep her happy...keys, cell phone, things that I haven't purchased yet, and it all goes in her mouth.

    People need to mind their own. Seriously.

  3. This post is great!! I'm so glad I found your blog! I'm a new follower!

    Digger ~xoxo~

  4. Oh my gosh I can't believe that story about that lady jumping out of her car!!!!! How incredibly scary!!! Holy moly!!!

  5. What a cute blog! I love the name Evelyn. It was on the top of our list when naming our Hazel. Maybe next little girl. :) That picture is SO dang cute!

  6. Haha! Glad you safely got away from the charging woman!
    Ev certainly is a cutie! :)
    Your blog is really cute too! Great photos! Have a wonderful weekend!


    amazing picture. funny story, people do the same thing to our little girl...and let me just say, I TOTALLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID!

  8. I laughed out loud at this post. I once heard a quote that goes something like "it takes an entire village to raise a child". True, but daggum, don't be a creep about it, eh? heeheehe too funny.

  9. hahaha i started cracking up when I read "you're dirty.." but seriously, i don't understand why people think they are should offer parenting advice to someone that is not their child. People are crazy when it comes to babies!
    Hopefully that pumpkin spice donut was enjoyed greatly!

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  10. Loved this post. So glad we found each other's blogs! The other day I was at Walmart and a guy was looking at my baby Oliver, who was sitting in the cart. He came up to me and said "He is too small to be in there!!!" (which he isn't, he sits in the cart all the time) Anyway, wonder if it was the same guy?! ha!

  11. OMG. Your babie is GORGEOUS!!!! HI Kendra. I am a new follower from the followers fest!! SO nice to meet you. Your blog is lvoely

    xoxoxo Hanna

  12. Evelyn is so gorgeous! I always get freaked when I'm out alone with 5ohBaby and people are staring at her (or offering me totally unwanted parenting advice haha) Yay for follow fest

  13. haha, i am a nanny and it drives me nuts when people offer me advise which it shouldnt, but it does. i want to say "look, i get paid to do this, i got this!" i am a new follower over from the fest. yeah!

  14. he is so cute! i'm stopping by from www.thelovelypoppy.com and would love for you to stop by and see the new giveaways and tutorials. xoxo nicole

  15. So cute! I am a new follower. I am hosting a few giveaways over at my blog so come check it out and follow me. Thank you!

  16. Hi Kendra!! That pic of your baby girl is just ADORABLE!! What a sweet sweet face :) New follower here from the Tag-Along blog hop. Thanks so much for joining us!

  17. Ack! What a sweetie! Gotta love unsolicited parenting advice...blech.

    New follower from the blog hop!

    ~Amy at Up Mommy Creek