Article: What I Never Thought I’d Do
This article is about a mom who was in a store shopping and while shopping she came upon a baby crying, red faced, runny nose crying and the mother and a friend paying no mind to the baby. The author crossed the line into another mom's territory by going over to the baby and asking her, "What do you need?" The baby stopped crying, the two women looked at the woman and child. They then proceeded to walk away like the author did not exist.
I have entered into another mom's territory before. I remember the day clearly. We were shopping and there was a woman, who I could tell was at her limits, not enjoying her shopping or her children. I have no idea what they were going through but her children all had on long sleeves in the summer time. I admit it, I thought the worst and I ventured in her territory and gently said something like this on my way out, "Enjoy them. All they want is for you to love them." She didn't say anything and she could have ragged me out big time but didn't. I hope my words resonated with her.
Have you ever ventured into another mom's territory? What happened?