Saturday, March 21, 2009

I wasn't offering a nursing show, lady. That's weekdays only.

I am an unabashed lactivist. It wouldn't occur to me in a million years to hide away from people in order to nurse, unless of course whatever was going on was distracting the baby. Which it was today, at a birthday party. Beebz was tired and grumpy and kept unlatching to cry at me, so I went into a bedroom to nurse her to sleep. A little while later another mom came in with her toddler, and jumped as if she had caught me pole dancing while wearing only pasties. (avoid the visual. please.)

"Oh, I am so sorry! I didn't know you were nursing! I was just looking for somewhere to change a diaper," she said as she started to leave the room.

I replied, "Oh, it's OK. You can stay. I don't mind."

Now here is the part where I need your help, dear readers.

She said, "No... I will just use the bathroom. My husband is here." Then she walked out, closing the (previously open) door behind her.

Huh? What? Understand, I was totally covered up. There wasn't going to be a show, with or without her husband present.

So I am just a bit disappointed that I didn't get a chance to nurse publicly, just to see what would have happened!


  1. OK, so I ususally don't comment. But, I do need to ask how many parents it takes to change a diaper.

  2. Lol. Some people get crazy when it comes to boobs.


  3. Very funny, and I love Robin's comment!
    I'm still amazed at how nuts some people are about boobs. It's just a big old bag of milk, People!
    (My daughter once told me my boobies looked 'tired'! I was like, well yeah, they would with you two hanging off 'em for a year each!)
    Nice blog - same template as mine, ahem!
    x x x

  4. O.K. you lost me at "pole dancing while wearing only pasties."

    I now have this Far Side/ Bada Bing like image of cartoon lactating mama's, dancing on a stage, hungry babies with dollar bills salivating at their feet.

    Now about this husband... Was he wearing an invisibility cloak? What gives?

  5. the 3rd one I could have cared less even if nips showed. When a mom is nursing who cares...too funny about the poledancer comment. Glad I found you guys.