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Do you/kids drink/eat after strangers?

  • Yes, me and kids drink/eat after strangers. What's the big deal?

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  • No, me and kids do NOT eat/drink after strangers. Gross!

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  • I don't but I don't mind if my kids eats/drinks after a stranger.

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Really curious. Please vote, it's annonymous.<br><br><br>
edited: For example, if you're at the park with your kids and your kids walk up to someone you don't know (a stranger) and the stranger offers your kid a drink of their water (that they have already drank from), are you okay with that or not? Does "stranger saliva" bother you? Would you drink after the above stranger?<br><br>
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If the stranger offers your kid a bite of their cake, off the fork they have already ate off of, are you okay with that or do you stop your kid from eating after stranger?
 

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Define strangers. People we don't know?<br><br>
I can't think of a time we've had an opportunity to share a drink or fork with a real stranger.
 

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yeah, I don't understand the question.
 

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Yeah, people you don't know. See <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=923527" target="_blank">THIS</a> thread for the s/o part of it.<br><br>
Like if your kid walks up to someone drinking in the park, or at a party, etc. Someone you don't even know.
 

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I voted No. We honestly don't have this come up, as my kids know we have our own food and drinks at the park. Sometimes they may take interest in someone else's snack, but I redirect them to our food. If someone has offered to share with them, I've been okay with that, as it's always been something like crackers or chips, not something that's been in the other person's mouth.<br><br>
It seems highly unusual for this to even come up, on any kind of a regular basis.
 

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I can't think of a time we've had an opportunity to share a drink or fork with a real stranger.</div>
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Same here. At a party or something, I might take a sip or a bite of something if a "stranger" had a drink or food I wanted to try and s/he offered some to me. I wouldn't care if my kids were offered something like that and accepted.
 

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I said yes because as a general rule I don't have a rule against it. However it would really depend on the food, the person and the circumstances. i wouldn't let them go up to a stranger at the park or restaurant (as in strangers wouldn't have the chance to offer my child a bite) but someone at a party or family gathering sure. friends and acquaintances sure. Church picnic or a bbq hosted by our business. yeah.
 

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No. :puke<br><br>
I know it's probably really silly, from a scientific standpoint, but the reaction is so <i>instinctive</i>!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Really curious. Please vote, it's annonymous.<br><br><br>
edited: For example, if you're at the park with your kids and your kids walk up to someone you don't know (a stranger) and the stranger offers your kid a drink of their water (that they have already drank from), are you okay with that or not? Does "stranger saliva" bother you? Would you drink after the above stranger?<br><br>
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If the stranger offers your kid a bite of their cake, off the fork they have already ate off of, are you okay with that or do you stop your kid from eating after stranger?</div>
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I said no because those don't sound like emergency situations and I wouldn't accept it for myself or my child in that case.<br><br>
I've never had a total stranger offer my child or myself a drink out of their cup/bottle or a bite off their fork.<br><br>
I would not offer any food or drink to a strange toddler without their parent's permission and certainly not off my fork or out of my bottle unless I was not planning to use it again. Ew, strange toddler germs and backwash! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I typically use my own eating utensils, not those that others are using. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:<br><br>
I've never in my life been offered a bite off a stranger's fork or a drink from their cup.
 

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No definitely not a stranger. Some friends, no big deal, but I also know that my friends have the good sense that if they are sick, they won't offer my child something. A stranger, for all I know they have some form of hepatitis and is still offering out licks of their popscicle.
 

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No, I wouldn't, but I have never had that come up.
 

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Maybe I'm kind of prejudice, I don't know.<br><br>
At a playdate or at the park with other moms with kids, even if I don't know them, I wouldn't blink an eye if another mom responded to my kid asking for a drink from her bottle by giving it to her.<br><br>
I would be a little more suspicious if its <i>offered</i> without the child asking or having any interest in it.<br><br>
I would not be suspicious if another mom offered <i>me</i> a drink of hers: "Hey, try this Purple-Snerp Doodleberry Juice I just got. Its not too bad!"<br><br>
If I was at a homeless shelter, I would not allow my child to eat or drink from a stranger's plate. Here is where I am probably stereotyping and I feel kind of bad about it: <i>unless</i> it was <b>staff's</b> food or drink.<br><br>
So I guess it really depends on who the strangers are.
 

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My kids would not walk up to a stranger and ask for anything but the answer would be no thank you we're fine if someone offered.
 
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