Monday, July 14, 2008

Chester The Molester

Being the mom of 3 girls, one who happens to be a beautiful toddler, makes me a bit.... okay, a lot suspicious of any and all males who want to lavish her with attention. My philosophy is guilty until proven innocent. You see, I will assume that ALL men/boys are up to no good when it comes to my girls.

I stopped by the drugstore yesterday to pick up some bottled water. I was headed to the gym and only had the Munchkin with me. We walked into the store, and the rather young guy behind the counter made immediate eye contact and started talking about "that pretty little girl." I smiled, kept on walking, carrying the Munchkin. Just as I get past the counter, I felt a tug..... Dude had come from behind the checkout, caught up with us and was tapping the Munchkin on the leg saying "I'm gonna get that pretty girl." I immediately moved her from left hip, to the right and picked up the pace. After I got my water, I headed to the checkout where I knew he was going to be ringing us up. He tried again to start up a conversation with her, asking her age, her birthday. Luckily she was so enthralled by the plethera of candy in front of her, she had no use for him. The only thing on her tiny little brain at that moment was "Skittles." I told the guy she has been taught to not talk to strangers. Which is so not the case, but it's about to be.

, who has a beautiful little girl of her own, had a "Stranger Danger" moment too, recently. What the hell is going on with these people? Is it ever too early to teach them to aim for the nuts? I hate to make her paranoid, but it seems like I have no choice in the way the world is today...


Kelly said...

I don't think you can ever be too careful. Pedophilia, in my opinion, is a compulsion...something you can't fix or cure. If you're drawn toward children in a sexual way, you will be that way your whole life. I don't care what anyone says.

So, if someone gets their feelings hurt, well, it's a small price to pay to keep our children safe and our peace of mind.

In the world today, I think most people would understand and forgive an awkward moment if it meant you were just trying to be cautious and protective of your children. If they don't, they're probably a bases covered. :>)

Crystal said...

I SO agree. Guilty until proven innocent. I watch my kids (namely my adorable 3 year) like a hawk.

We went to TRU the other day and this strange man started hanging out around us. As soon as he realized my husband and I were watching her AND him, he not so casually left the store.

I would rather be safe than sorry.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, seriously. As a mom, hell, before I was a mom, I would have NEVER done something that creepy, knowing that all parents have got to be paranoid when there are stories every other day about bad people and the things they've done to kids.

Dude is obviously a moron.

J said...

I agree completely. I second-guessed myself and my reaction and now I know better. A Mommy just knows anyway. Frankly, I understand having to comment on how beautiful our children are ;) BUT, do not touch them and do not say more than hello unless we approach you first!

justmylife said...

I watch Little Miss like a hawk, I trust no man, young or old, around her. This guy should have known better than to do that.

ShelbyAnne said...


Be careful just how paranoid you make her mom overdid it a little with me and now I'm afraid of everything...and I go around talking more shit than I could ever back up.

Could be the reason I sought out a 260 lb. boyfriend with big arms, haha.