Beware the Belly Rubbers

An article called “Be Polite About Pregnancy” reveals common pregnancy faux pas, the first one being the Unlicensed Belly Touch.  Now, I can deal with people telling me their horrifying labor stories, I don’t really care if someone thinks I’m having twins, but…  I hate the Unlicensed Belly Touch!! Even when people do ask, and I pretend I don’t mind, I can’t for the life of me understand why they want to touch my belly. To feel the baby moving, slightly understandable. But someone who just sees the belly and MUST touch it… what the heck?? I have never felt the desire to touch a pregnant woman’s stomach. I am not a huge good luck charm, I am not your pet cat, I don’t like to be patted and even worse to be caressed. Ew. It feels weird. Don’t do it. Don’t even bother asking, because I’ll probably say it’s ok, but that smile is purely fake and I’m writhing underneath it. So all those of you Belly Rubbers out there, do us a really big favor: keep your hands to yourselves!!

pleasedonttouch-ma-wh-cr.jpg PS. I think I’ve found the answer!!! If this T-shirt doesn’t do it, I don’t know what will :-)

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