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.
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?