Thursday, February 14, 2008

And So He Began the Long Journey From Innocence to Knowledge

Some months back in a post about nursing, I mentioned how (perhaps overly) modest I am with my kids. I'll change clothes in front of them, but never to the buff. Even the baby. Yes, even with the baby.

Anyway, Poopy Pirate (who is three and still very poopy) wandered in my room yesterday while I was changing my shirt and pants. Here is the conversation, recorded here for your enjoyment and my posterity:

"What are those big things, Mommy?"

"What big things?" Mommy says in her most distracted voice, glancing around the room, trying to figure out what Pirate is looking at.

Pirate marches over to Mommy, reaches up and places his grubby patties on Mommy's breasts and says, "These big things."

I'll spare you the stammering that followed, but he was satisfied with my explanation. And I nursed my baby for SIX MONTHS. Did he really not have a question in all of that time? Scallywag wanted the biological run down of exactly how my body was making milk for Captain Tootypants.

Have I said before how much I love being surrounded by boys?

9 comments:

Desmama said...

And . . . I'll be interested to know what types of searches are done that eventually reach your blog, sister. Then again, maybe not. ;)

on.the.run said...

Ha ha ha! Once Oli asked me who cut my penis off... he couldn't fathum that I was born without one. Once he asked me why I ate him and I was like "what are you talking about?" he said "you know I used to be in your tummy... why did you eat me." tooooo funny.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I'm sure, DM, that if someone googles breast, this post will be a popular 122,089,741th on the list. And, I'm sure, NOT the most interesting.

And, o.t.r., if we ever have a daughter, the question of her "missing" parts will undoubtedly shock and amaze the children.

Yankee Girl said...

I'm laughing out loud both at your posts and the comments.

I spent all of Sunday trying to keep a little girl out from under my skirt. I love the innocence!

Doreen said...

When Kaylee was born, and the boys witnessed her first diaper change, Tyler blurted out "Mom, how does she pee???" LOL Yeah, it was funny, and quite educational. :p

So, Miss Nomad, since you've moved around a lot, will you pretty please visit my blog again??? I need some more input. :D

Girly Momma said...

on the run's comment was too funny. don't you love trying to explain stuff to your kids without getting too graphic?! it's so fun.

Kimberly Bluestocking said...

Chuckle . . . things I had never considered . . .

N.F. said...

That's awesome.

My almost 3 year old nephew is now obsessed with being naked...he loves to run up and down the hall in the buff.

As he's running, he says, "I'm nakedy!" :)

Ashlee said...

That is SO hilarious. It is a bit awkward not having the same body parts as your child.