If you’ve ever been a breastfeeding mom before, especially in those early newborn days, you know three things: 1) your boobs are no longer your own and 2) you may be caught in various stages of undress at ANY second, and 3) the doorbell ringing unexpectedly is LITERALLY THE WORST.
Breastfeeding mom Julie Yusko recently had a nursing experience that was TOO funny to keep to herself, so she shared it on the Love What Matters Facebook page. After I read it, I knew I had to share it with you, too. This is TOTALLY something that could have happened to me. With the way my luck goes, I almost can’t believe it didn’t!
Julie was at home on a weekday with her nursing baby when the doorbell rang. UGHHH. Never good to get unexpected visitors, right? (I mean geez, if the doorbell rings while the baby is asleep, it better be REALLY important, amirite???) I’ll let Julie tell what happens next. She says
“I had just gotten out of bed and sat Brinley down in her pack and play when I heard a knock on my front door. I opened the door halfway poking my head around to see who it was so as ‘not to let Trooper out’ when in reality, I didn’t have a bra on and anyone who has breastfed their baby knows that those things are always at attention and I was wearing a t-shirt.
Anyway, it was the tax assessor. He introduced himself and asked if he could come in and take a look at my house. ‘Sure! Let me just lock my dog in the other room.’ I quickly locked Trooper in Brinley’s room and ran to grab my sweatshirt to help keep “the girls” concealed.
I couldn’t find my sweatshirt.
I didn’t want to make him wait out there while I put on a bra so I thought ‘oh, he probably won’t notice anyway.’
I opened the door and took him on a tour through my home trying to awkwardly keep my arms crossed in front of me without being awkward.
He thanked me, told me to have a nice day, and left. I shut the door behind him and walked over to the mirror to see what he saw and how bad it truly was.
It wasn’t so bad.
Except for the fact that MY FREAKING SHIRT SAID ‘GUESS WHAT I’M NOT WEARING.’
Thanks Dad, for giving me the shirt you got after you got lasik. I’m gonna go throw it in the trash now.”
I kinda doubt he had to GUESS! Julie’s t-shirt + braless state + nursing boobs + unexpected visitor story TOTALLY made my day! Motherhood, man. THESE are the things they don’t tell you in the “What to expect when you’re expecting” books!
Thanks, Julie, for sharing that laugh! I think we all needed it this week.
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