Chances are, if you’ve been pregnant with a significantly round baby belly – it’s happened to you.
A stranger touches your belly.
While I may have a Buddha like belly, I am not Buddha. Rubbing my belly will not bring you good luck, wealth, or prosperity. Next time I may just return the favor, and start rubbing the other person’s belly.
I seriously thought my friends were joking around with the stories of strangers approaching the baby belly, but can tell you – it happens! I’ve had an old lady in a grocery story give me a 2-hand rub. I’ve had a few sweet innocent friends of my kids touch and kiss my belly. It’s one thing if someone asks, but really, if I don’t know you – stay away!
My General Rules for Belly Rubs and/or Touches:
1. If I DON’T know you, don’t even think about it.
2. If I DO know you well, and it’s a loving pat and doesn’t include the words “gee your HUGE”, go ahead.
3. If you are a child, I understand the fascination. And grace I give you, as long as you are gentle and don’t try to knock on it like it’s a door.
4. If you are my kids or husband, give the belly as much love as you’d like.
What Are Your Rules For Belly Rubs?