Please don’t look at me like I’m a crazy person.
Yes I’m smiling at your child.
They are adorable.
Look at those chubby cheeks. And eyes that light up and that big grin.
I’m smiling at your child because I miss mine.
It is as simple as that.
I wish it were my child’s chubby cheeks and light up eyes and grin.
But it isn’t, because I’m working.
I will get to see mine when the day is done, but I enjoy filling the day with smiles.
Makes it go a lot quicker and seem a lot brighter.
Not everyone who talks to your child, or smiles at the for that matter, is a bad person.
I smile and say hello to you too, but you don’t notice.
It would be nice to have more parent friends.
Funnily, it is more mums than dads that are wary.
I wish it wasn’t that way.