“Mommy, why are your boobies SO BIG!?!”
We’re pretty open about nudity in our house. The boys have seen me naked their whole life and they don’t think twice about it. Just recently we’ve been drawing the line on the boys coming in the women’s washroom with me when their dad is around, mostly so they learn that there is a reason we have “men’s” and “women’s.”
If I’m being honest, I’ve only started to be more self-conscious about being naked around the boys because of my growing belly and the amount of weight I’ve gained in pregnancy.
This morning, on my day off, I was showering the boys and I got that wonderful question. I guess it was better than another comment on how HUGE my belly is….
“My boobies are getting ready to make milk for the baby.”
“Oh.” He said. And he walked away.
I thought I was in the clear…
“But Mommy, why is that middle part of your boobies so much more brown and red than the rest of them?”
“…Um… They just are.”