The neighbor girl came down this morning while I was in the shower. As I opened the bathroom door, my 5 year old yelled “don’t show Nellie your boobie!” Now, sensitive that I am, I felt a bit sad for a second, because although I wouldn’t go prancing out to show the neighbor girl my reconstructed breast, it did make me sad that my daughter was so embarrassed by my new breasts that she would yell that quickly to remain out of sight, so as not to be embarrassed by me. Sigh…..
But then I realized that “boobie” is not a term we use in our home usually. So I yelled down the hall. Did you say “bootie” or “boobie?” She yelled back “don’t show Nellie your butt!”
Ohhhhh. What a relief.
I’m still waiting for the day my daughters are repulsed by my breasts…..but you know, it hasn’t happened yet. They may surprise me.