is like me touching your freshly done manicure. I will probably ding your polish in some way...making it less than ideal, even pointless. You took time to get that manicure. It took money. It took effort on someone's part. It looks nice. But despite all these things, I feel entitled to touch your nails. How does that make you feel?
Touching my daughter's hair is inappropriate and uncool for the following reasons:
1: You don't have permission to touch her.
2: She's not a pet.
3: It took me a LONG time to do her hair and your hands mess it up.
4: Touching African American hair can damage it.
5: It's annoying.
6: It's invading her personal space. And yes, a 3.5 year old and a 1.5 year old are real people, even if they are small and young.
7: It's weird.
8: It's unnecessary.
9: I don't know where your hands have been.
10: My girls don't exist to satisfy your curiosity about black hair.
I've always thought, so it's ok to randomly touch people?! A pregnant woman's stomach, for example? A disabled person's wheelchair? What's an ok and not-ok touch?
Is it ok if you rub my child's head if I just reach out and rub your boob? Your butt? Your neck?