Need some advice
So... I do love living in a small town. I love that everyone knows Ed, and Charlie, and the whole family. I love that Charlie is more popular around here than I am. I love that when we go to a get together, everyone is comfortable grabbing him and visiting and I don't have to worry.
All this weekend is the all class reunion. Our quaint little town will have quite a few people here. While I'm comfortable enough with the people that I know taking Charlie and whizzing him off to go see things, I'm not comfortable in situations like this where i don't know everyone. I know everyone at Church. I know everyone at birthday parties, etc.
The people I'm comfortable with are people that have known Ed for a good 30 years. So.. I need to know how to handle it this weekend. I don't know EVERYONE. I don't want even the people I do know to take him around to that many people that I don't know.
How do I do this without being rude? It's bad enough that people barely know me here. I don't want to come off badly, but I'm also not okay with strangers, and especially this many strangers, passing my kid around.
Can you babywear? That tends to make people back off.