Bosom Buddies

My kid is obsessed with my boobs.
Granted, there’s quite a bit there to appreciate and she was breastfed for about 4 months. But the mountains stopped giving forth months ago and it seemed she’d accepted this fact.
Until recently.
It started with bathtime when she noticed her own little nipples. She patted her chest and then mine. Her eyes went round with surprise at the difference. I pointed at her chest and said “Zahra’s boobies” and then my own and said “mommy’s boobies.”
She laughed then all seemed forgotten.
Until the flashing.
She started tugging her shirt down in public. Innocent enough, right?
Ok, but then she started lifting up my shirt in public. In Home Depot. At restaurants. She pulled my nipples once so hard during a phone interview that I yelped in pain.
She and a little friend joined forces one day and opened part of my wrap dress in a coffee shop. I deeply apologize to any patrons who may be reading this post. Hey, at least my bra was cute.
She’s even started trying to nurse again. But honey that well is dry, so…
So what gives? And when does this innocent and embarrassing bit of kiddie curiosity end? And how do I curb this behavior without making her feel as if there’s something wrong with a perfectly normal part of women’s bodies? Ideas?

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About domesticpolichick

My life is a crazy jumble of sitcom-level domestic hijinks and fast-paced political reporting in the nation's capital. Breastfeeding while doing a phone interview with a senator...yep, I've done it and no, I won't reveal the name. Toddler calling a member of Congress on the cell..yeah, that really did happen. Pregnant in high heels on Capitol Hill trying to chase down a particularly grumpy senator, yeah...that was nuts. But what can I say? I'm just one domestic polichick trying to figure out the work-life balance.
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2 Responses to Bosom Buddies

  1. Gina W. says:

    Yes, the breast groping stops around age….5 maybe?? Have about 2 more kids and you’ll start mumbling, ” The hell you looking at??? You seen tits before…” whenever you catch someone staring at your exposed goods.

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