5.21.2009

A bit of lighter news

Today I was visiting with a friend and her five-year-old son. Her son was excited about Maybelle and wanted to be helpful.

"I know that babies drink milk," he said, "and we have milk!"

I thanked him but explained that Maybelle is too little to drink cow milk and drinks human milk instead. As luck had it, she was verging on fussy the whole time I was there, so I decided to strap her on and feed her. He was fascinated, of course, and asked, "How does she get the milk?"

"She sucks, like you suck on a straw, and the milk comes out."

He then leaned over and whispered something to his mother. She said, "No, honey, we can't try that."

A little while later, he was watching, and Maybelle did what she often does--popped off and looked around, leaving me in the wide open. He looked at me with concern and said, "She's made your privates really long."

4 comments:

aaron said...

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this is a new genre of embarrassment for me...

And you should tell your friend that you can breast feed until junior high.

The Mom said...

That was more than a "bit lighter"! That gave me are really good belly laugh! Thanks, Alison. See you guys in the morning.

Taylor said...

Ha! Five and already learning about the benefits and side effects of breastfeeding!

Cate Bush said...

Oh my god that was hilarious. My favorite part is the last line - observant and descriptive that little 5 year old :).

I love seeing Baxter surrounded by all your books. Big hugs.

love,
C