I feel that way mostly when going to thrift stores that double as antique stores. I feel like they think I am taking pictures for peddling purposes. I have a response planned if they ask. I just tell them that a family member wanted one of these items so I am sending them a picture of the item on text to see if they want me to buy it. I also have twin boys that are almost 4. A lot of my pictures consist of me putting goofy hats or glasses on them from the thrift store. Lol.
Oh yes, I know that feeling well. I also have responses planned for if they ask me what I’m doing. It’s silly but it eases that awkward feeling. I bet your twin boys look adorable!