Friday, May 7, 2010
Am I Paranoid?
This morning, while the kids and I were standing in line at the Home Depot service desk, a nicely dressed, middle-aged, Hispanic woman began doting on Sarah. I was holding Sarah and Caleb was standing beside me. This woman was sweet, but she threw me for a loop. After a few minutes of commenting about how cute Sarah is, she asked if she could hold Sarah. Immediately, my defenses went up. I don't know you, I thought. I can't outrun you in my flip flops. There is no way in this life that I would let a stranger hold my baby in the middle of a store. It would be too easy for you to kidnap my precious little girl! Does this make me paranoid? I mean abnormally paranoid? Or is this an example of healthy protective instincts?