Thursday, May 26, 2011

Lesson FAIL: For Mommies only

 My boys are boys' boys.  They like trucks, sports, Army men, and climbing trees.

But since their sister has come along, they have been introduced to a whole new world: pink, hair bows, accessories, and dolls.

Every once in a while, they will get on a kick where they play a game that I used to call "house" when I was a kid.  A few beautiful mornings ago, they went outside and did just that. They played very contently for quite some time.

All of a sudden, from my open kitchen window, I heard the beginning of a conversation that piqued my interest. I grabbed my camera, sure that something good was about to go down, and watched from the screened sliding glass door.

Ethan: "Cameron, baby is getting hungry!"
Cameron: "Well, you better feed her!"

Now, in all fairness, my boys NEVER saw Lola take a bottle. She simply refused. When it was time for Lola to eat, they watched her nurse. I was always very discreet, and they never saw anything that would probably scar them for life if they had, but we had a few conversations about what she was doing, and how God created Mommies to be able to feed their babies.

Ethan proceeded to ditch his shirt...

get comfortable....

and feed that hungry baby.


I'm thinking I didn't stress the "Mommies" part enough.  Oops.

11 comments:

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

BEST. PHOTOS. ON. A. BLOG.

EVER.

Brittany said...

LOVE IT!

My Life With Boys said...

So sweet! It's awesome that you captured it with pictures too!

Jenny said...

Oh.my.goodness!!! I LOVE it!!!

Ashley Smith said...

I think any little person does that after they see there mom doing it! Our daughter would nurse her babies all the time when I was nursing my son! No worries, it makes them more understanding to women :)

Karie said...

That is hilarious. I've seen Reese do that, but never Callen (yet, lol). I can't believe you guys are in shorts adn tanks. We are still in the 60's.

Angela Pea said...

That is adorable!! Those photos? You need to save them for blackmailing in the teen years...

Susan said...

Oh so sweet!

My husband and I have come to an agreement that openly nursing in front of our boys is only going to make them more aware and supportive of their future wives when the time comes for them to nurse babies!

I believe in breastfeeding and I think it is really sweet that your boys know the natural way to feed a baby!

I'm pretty sure these photos are going to haunt them someday, but for now, what a precious scene!

Emily said...

my girls "feed" their babies out of their belly buttons all the time! because they watched me nurse isaac. the other day, i walked in and grace was nursing haley on the boppy (through her belly button of course)!! lol.

Elizabeth Coxon said...

My brothers son's used to call them "mommies feeders". And my niece used to put her babies up to her chest too. It's endearing that they watch and know how you care for Lola :)

TDM Wendy said...

Pure awesome.