Today while grocery shopping a guy was staring at Lauren. I generally don't mind staring because I think people just like to look at cute babies! And a lot of people stare a little more at Lauren, I think because they're trying to decide if Lauren has Down syndrome. It doesn't offend me even a tiny bit, honest!
Buut.... this guy took it a little too far. He asked if I was a Christian, made the sign of the cross over Lauren, touched her foot and then kissed his hand.
Had it been a kind old man or woman (I love old people) I would've been very touched and thought it was nice. Had it been a nun it would've been in the top 5 best moments of my life. (I love nuns even more than I love old people, which is saying a lot). It was a guy in his 50's and I got a creepy vibe.
I just said, "Uh, thanks." and booked it for any other area in Meijer where this guy was not.
It was definitely a Down syndrome thing. Our first public comment! And it was weeeeiird. I feel kind of bad for being creeped out, maybe he was an angel or something. I don't know. And I'm thrilled it was a nice comment, but... I felt creepy crawly and probably should've had somebody walk me to my car.
Why do I continue to grocery shop at night? Nobody (except for me, obviously) has good intentions at Meijer after 9pm.