Now and then, baby would wiggle around and everyone would exclaim in delight. Most of the time the children were very very gentle and it all felt quite cute. At times, a boy would try to tickle me and one poked me quite hard. At some point the air became so stuffy that I thought I was going to pass out, and focused all my attention on staying sharp.
It was very rewarding to see how the visitors always returned to see my belly. "I wonder if the baby is wiggling now?" little children would ask each other when returning. Not only would the kids come back for more, but the adults as well, each time venturing a bit closer. Some of the more bohemian looking types walked right up to my belly, only inches away. Definately the strangest experience I've ever had.