Quite Possibly The Saddest Thing Ever

"I'm making milk for the giraffe!" Thalia squealed. Nate and I turned to see her, shirt raised, clutching a former favorite animal to her body.

"Oh, like mommy does? From your nipples, sweetie?"

"No. From here!"

Thalia looked down at her belly.

"I guess that's where my boobs are these days, huh," I said.

Nate didn't respond.


Blogger Suzanne said...

That is just too funny.

And I can't believe I'm the first to comment.

Thanks for another great post.

You made my morning.

10/14/07, 12:28 PM  
Anonymous Bitsy Parker said...

All too familiar with the "rocks in socks" version of formerly pert and well-shaped feeders.

10/14/07, 12:58 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

Nate, Nate. How could you?

10/14/07, 2:19 PM  
Anonymous ollka said...

oooh now. she'll understand where milk-makers go when she grows her own, and as for nate - he's never had any, and is never going to, so how could he understand? :)

10/14/07, 2:52 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

Considering that my tummy is expanding to meet my boobs, I'm in the same boat as you even though I'm at least three cup sizes smaller.

10/14/07, 5:00 PM  
Blogger Just Seeking said...

Smart husband! He knows when to keep his mouth shut!

10/14/07, 9:33 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

oh my goodness!!!!
that's sadly hilarious!!!

so, THIS is what i'll have to look forward to??

10/14/07, 11:08 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I'm sure she's very bright and was simply thinking about an umbilical cord. Right? No worries.

10/15/07, 1:50 AM  
Blogger Mahlers On Safari said...

Well... at the very least that was good for a very hearty laugh.

Same on Nate. They're the only boobs he's got. He needs to appreciate them better.

10/15/07, 5:35 AM  
Anonymous Kelley said...


That is too funny. Cause it is toooo close to home....

When my daughter was that age she drew a picture of me with dots on my face. I asked what they were. 'Your pimples Mummy!'

Oh the innocence and complete disregard for their own safety, of youth...

10/15/07, 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, my 2 y.o. son also lifts his shirt and feeds his stuffed animals from his stomach.

And while I'm commenting for the first time, thanks for such a great blog.

10/15/07, 8:57 AM  
Blogger Guilty Secret said...

Ah man you can't beat the unaware honesty of a small child for great laughs ;)

10/15/07, 9:31 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Nate's a smart guy :) Besides, they don't care where our boobs are as long as they get to fondle them.

10/15/07, 10:18 AM  
Anonymous ali said...

kids and their stinkin' honesty...

10/15/07, 11:49 AM  
Anonymous tanya25m said...

Hi! This is the first time I'm commenting, but I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now. I think it's great!

And yes, I can totally relate to this post. My two-and-a-half year old daughter likes to lie on my stomach and rest her head on my 'pillows'...

10/15/07, 1:28 PM  
Blogger BOSSY said...

Funny, Bossy can't remember hanging out (shirtless) with your Thalia...

10/15/07, 1:38 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Oh jeez. Kids.

10/15/07, 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Redneck Mommy said...

Hmm. Try having A cups that sag down to your belly button and resemble beaver tales. And a daughter who prays that her boobs won't end up resembling her mothers.


10/15/07, 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm totally headed there. breastfeeding doesn't exactly help this issue.

10/16/07, 12:58 AM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...


10/16/07, 10:49 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

I noticed that my boob was completely folded over in my bra yesterday. This does not bode well for my post breastfeeding body.

10/16/07, 11:44 AM  
Blogger Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

My son does this exact thing with his teddy bear. I can't believe my once semi-perky boobs are so saggy. Sigh.

10/16/07, 1:56 PM  
Blogger struglas said...

a husband's lack of response doesn't mean he agrees with you but rather he is again thinking fondly of his early twenties instead of listening to his wife.

10/16/07, 3:28 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...


10/16/07, 4:25 PM  
Blogger Be Inspired Always said...

Ouch! sad but funny.


10/16/07, 5:12 PM  
Blogger Sarcasta-Mom said...

LMAO! That is all.

10/16/07, 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Andy said...

I love it! My daughter feeds her animals from her bellybutton too. I've never laughed so hard as the day she first did it. She walked around proudly exclaiming "baby's huuuungry, i feed baby yunch."

10/17/07, 3:37 PM  

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