Monday, November 24, 2008

I LOVE these women!

I read a blog called Margaret and Helen, these are 2 senior citizen women who blog almost everyday. They remind so much of my grandmother, and Nan, Rob's grandmother. When I read this post this morning I nearly peed my pants. But they say everything I feel about this, just in a way only a grandmother would. The topic was Breastfeeding in Public, and I couldn't resist copying it here. The first entry was posted by Helen, who is 82. She also just posted a letter to her family about the rules for Thanksgiving dinner, which is worth the trip over there to read.

If I had a dime for every exposed breast I have seen recently, I’d have about a buck-fifty. And I don’t hang out at those nude beaches that have become so popular. What I am talking about here is public breast feeding. One of the women in my quilting group has three daughters. I can’t remember a time in recent memory when one of them wasn’t pregnant. The last time we were at her house, her youngest daughter was there with her three boys. So in the middle of quilting I look over and she’s sitting there fully exposed feeding the baby. In my day, you left the room and came back about 20 minutes later -often times wearing your blouse inside out by mistake. But times have changed so I just looked away. But then her four year old came into the room and said, “ChiChi Momma. ChiChi“ And I wouldn’t have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes, but the four year old reached up and grabbed his momma’s ”ChiChi” and had himself a little milk with his cookies. Well you could have knocked me over with a feather. It seems that all three of her daughters are members of that La Leche group. Well, I don’t know how far this group is willing to take it, but if a child is old enough to ask for it, their too old to see it. And if a 4 year old ever grabs for one of my breasts their going to get their hand slapped. Now a 44 year old is another story but don’t tell Harold I said that. Breastfeeding is fine by me. But putting it out there for everyone to see is like chewing with your mouth open. It’s just not polite. And that’s all I have to say about that.

From Margaret

First of all Helen, what did my bird ever do to you? Believe it or not dear, I have to agree with you 100% on this one. I know they say breastfeeding is a natural bodily function, but so is a bowel movement. You don’t see people dropping their drawers and doing that in the middle of your living room, now do you? For goodness sakes Helen. Let me pick the topic next time. That’s it. I’m done.


OHN said...

I found these two during the weeks leading up to the election. I love them. For awhile I wondered if they were actually smart ass teenagers passing themselves off as older ladies.

Funny as hell and I want to be like them when I grow up :)

canadianinclogs said...

That was great! Thanks for posting! LOL!