I sure as hell know I am going to get some hate comments for this post, but whateves. I am the minority in this house with my lady bits. Since Award Winning Dad and his three boys share the same “man parts”, the question I have now is, should I make an effort to cover up the bits that make me so clearly different from the boys?
Our bedroom is more like a play/ bathroom; we have a basket of toys on the floor, children’s books on the night stand, a change mat on our floor, a basket of pull ups beside that, kids toothbrushes and tooth pastes in our bathroom, and lets’ not forget the 5384 dinosaurs in our shower (where the kids shower too). So naturally they see me dressing and changing and it’s never been an issue. Often I will hop in the shower and take one or both of the boys in who needs a shower also. We’ll shampoo, condition, scrub down, and then they play. They’ve never looked or asked?
So when we brought The Boss Man home from the hospital and I started breastfeeding him, I didn’t think to hide what I was doing, or cover up the exposed “feeding tools” from the boys. And then Big T asked Award Winning Dad: “Is momma feeding the baby from her buttons?” Ummmmmmm, Award Winning Dad confirmed that yes, I was feeding the baby from my buttons, and we left it at that.
Here is where I would love that super power that would allow me to read minds. Does he know we’re different? Does he think he can feed Boss Man with his buttons? Does he know more about “buttons” than I think? And since we’re in the “asking questions” mode, are my milk engorged breasts still being referred to as buttons; flashbacks from my size –A bra that I wore from high school up until the year before I got married, and all the trauma that goes with that for a teenage girl.
I am not sure what to do here, if anything, though if those are my buttons I can’t wait to hear what the “man parts” are called.