I went out to dinner with a few friends from church last night for one friend's birthday. This friend and his wife (also friend) recently adopted a one year old. The baby is somewhat finicky, as babies are likely to be. One day she loves me, the next she laughs at me while she runs away, and other days she looks at me like I grew another head. I try to just take her moods in stride cause she's a baby and she's only spent the last 6 months in the country.
So, friend's family was also at dinner. His mom and his wife have some issues, mostly to do with wife not liking the fact that mom tries to override decisions about the baby. But, they manage to play nice together on most occasions.
At dinner, we were seated in two booths with the divider removed so we were all sitting together. Somehow I ended up between friend and his mom. Which meant I was also between friend's mom and baby. Well, baby was in a loving mood, so I was getting lots of kisses blown to me. Friend's mom was jealous, and I could kind of understand. But, it wasn't like I was actually trying to make baby do it, and I wasn't trying to stop her from looking at friend's mom either. Still, I did respond to the baby, cause it was cute and she was being nice.
So, I think my real question is should I have stopped smiling at the baby when she blew kisses to me? Or was I ok to respond to her so long as I wasn't making an effort to get her attention?
I think I included all the pertinent info, but please let me know if I missed something. I'm trying to say enough without saying too much, if you know what I mean.