What’s this?

January 12, 2011 at 12:28 am

Here’s a little comic relief for you.  Remember how I mentioned that my toddler is really into baby dolls lately?  Earlier today, he saw one of our baby dolls on the counter and wanted it.  I saw a plastic baby bottle lying next to it and handed it to him with the doll, partly ’cause I was curious what he would do with it.  The look on his face when he looked at that baby bottle told me I had better run and get my camera.  So glad I did.

Uh... what the heck am I supposed to do with this, Mom?

Is this where it goes?

Does it go in the eye?

How about down here?

He had absolutely no idea what he was supposed to do with that thing.  I couldn’t help thinking what a contrast it was to the time when my oldest daughter’s friend (who has only ever seen babies fed with a bottle) was at our house playing about a year ago, and I starting nursing.  She did a double-take and then stared at me with a look of sheer shock and possibly horror, saying, “Wh-wh-what is he doing? Why is he…?  What are you doing?!”  I explained that he was eating, but she still seemed totally and utterly confused.

I must say… today my boy made his breastfeeding-momma’s heart proud. :-)