I first want to say I'm really not one of those super uptight moms! Here's my issue, whenever we go out places people see my baby and they HAVE to give her something. It's always the same thing, a lollipop or a balloon.
That's sweet you want to give my 19 month old a balloon, no really that's nice. But do not I repeat do not! I cannot stand that!
If you have a lollipop in a bowl just sitting there waiting to be given to somebody and you cannot stop yourself from wanting to give it to my toddler AT LEAST ask me first! It's like where ever I go Princess has a sticker on her forehead saying "Give me a lollipop!"
When my toddler is misbehaving or tired, the last thing I want to give her is a lollipop. But no! You had to give it to her. Now I can't take it back. So THANKS!
Now YOU can come out to my car and clean the stickiness off of everything.
Think people, think. The kid is 19months old and you are just going to hand her a sugar filled choking hazard, and not even ask ME, the mother. If I wanted her to have a lollipop I would have gave her one myself. If you love children and would like to study about how to help them, consider becoming a child psychologist.
And don't even get me started on balloons.