I went to Pizza Hut last night to pick up a pizza. Right after I walk in, a 7-9 yo boy comes running in. He walks right up to me and starts grabbing on my stomach (I'm 8 months pregnant) and telling me I am beautiful. He is trying to pull my shirt up.
Then he asks for a hug. I am extremely uncomfortable at this point and still see no parent. So I told him no and that he needed to go get his mom or dad. It was obvious that he wasn't a nueroltypical child. His speech and actions and movements were that of a much younger child.
Mom finally comes in and tells him to leave me alone. Then he spots a sticker my son had put on my shirt. He full on grabbed my boob trying to get to the sticker.
The mom was just telling him to leave me alone. He was still trying to grab the sticker and finally a worker comes up to see what I need.
I give them my name and while he goes to get the pizza this kid is still all over me. I was trying to be nice but I finally grabbed his hands and asked him to please stop touching me and to go sit down with his mom.
His mom got up and told me not to touch her son and that he couldn't help it.
I am lucky that my pizza came up then and I paid and left because if I had responded to her, I probably would not have been nice. Her son obviously couldn't help it much but I see it as her fault because she was doing nothing to teach him it is wrong. I feel like I should be able to pick up a pizza without being groped!