Max loves swimming

Max loves swimming
Max is a Special Olympics Swimmer

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"What use are they?"

Before Max pulled open his pajama drawer, he placed his hands on his nipples. “Mom what are these called and what are they for?”  

I thought for a minute, before I responded of what definition I should use, breast, nipples.  Then I felt the best word to say. “It’s your chest.”  As I observed his expression, I realized it wasn’t enough of an answer.   He looked puzzled as he rubbed his hand over his chest.   “Mom is my chest a decoration?”


I pointed to his chest and gave each individual name for each part. He seemed happy, but wondered what use they are to him.  I think this topic was sparked, because of Max’s nephew being breastfed.


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