OK, I try to stay pretty focused on adoption issues when I blog; I'm just not a "cute kid" blogger (despite the overwhelming cuteness of my kids!), I guess. But I couldn't resist this one.
I pick Maya up from school Friday, and out of the blue (or so I thought!) as we're driving she asks, "What are those circle things you use to cover your nipples?" What?! My 5-year-old just asked me about pasties?! Where did she see pasties? Did some teacher at school have a "wardrobe malfunction?" I can guar-an-teeeeeee that I don't wear pasties!!! This is even more surprising than the Great Penis Incident of 2009 for age-inappropriate knowledge!
I stupidly repeat her question: "Round things to cover your nipples?"
She changes the question: "BREASTS. Round things to cover your breasts."
Now I'm getting it, I think: "Ohhhh, do you mean a bra?"
Maya: "Yes! That lady was wearing a bra outside!"
Ohhhhh, now I definitely get it. As we pulled out of the parking lot of her preschool I saw a woman wearing a string bikini top with shorts as she did yard work. I barely noticed, but Maya clearly noticed! Yep, she was wearing round things to cover her breasts. At least now I can breathe again . . . .
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