Friday, July 28, 2006
A day in the life...
Anyone who has a baby knows about the "Mom has food, I need something" phenomenon. So of course Hunter wanted to eat, which he did. But I had to take him out of the carrier to burp him. I don't like doing this, especially in a fast food restaurant. I normally try to keep Hunter covered if we are out in public. He's very tiny and I don't want people coming up and touching him ( or even really breathing on him for that matter). So he's out and over my shoulder being burped. I can hear someone saying / asking:
"That's a new baby... how old is he?"
"Almost 6 weeks" my friend answers
"Is it a boy or a girl"
"He's a boy" my friend again obliges... now at this point I am whispering to Hunter "hurry up and burp buddy." I just want to put him back in his carrier.
A few minutes later a man comes over to our table. He is flipping through some folded bills ( it didn't look like he had more than $20 or so). He pulls out a 10 dollar bill and hands it to me. "Here, buy something nice for your baby." I try to politely refuse and he insisted. The man was there alone and obviously wasn't a wealthy man. He was probably a local regular to that restaurant.
I was quite touched by this man's generosity.
I think I will save that 10 dollar bill and tell the story to Hunter when he is old enough to understand. What a great way for him to learn about being selfless and for Mom to remember not to pre-judge anyone.