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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Wondering

If I try on a pair of low waisted pants and my underwear is above the "waistline" of the pants, does that mean I am too much of an old fart, who is evidently wearing grannie underwear, to wear said pants?

Also, I bought a beautiful velvet and lace spaghetti strap shirt today, which I have no idea when I will actually wear since it both velvet AND sleeveless, and what would the appropriate weather be for it's wearing?

I know WHO (World Health Organization) recommends extended breastfeeding... so, would it be so wrong to continue nursing my youngest son until he is in college? Because I have grown very fond of having boobs and I fear that after ten plus years of nursing a baby that when I stop I will have what amounts to shriveled raisins left on my rib cage.

And why, for the love of God, do the grocery stores persist in hiring mentally challenged people to bag the groceries, but yet not train them to put the bread on top. I am so tired of having to reshape my bread so I can make something vaguely sandwich shaped.

30 Comments:

Blogger Tyra said...

Your post about the bread cracked me up. I have that problem a lot when I shop at Walmart!

Concerning the pants, I can't wear low waist pants, my belly is my problem area.

And the boob thing, I've always been chesty nursing or not. Maybe you could invest in those nice push up bras from Victoria's Secret? I hear people rave about them, lol.

8:36 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I hear you about the boob thing. My chest didn't bother me until I had babies and nursed for a year. Then I realized what I was missing! Shirts just fit me better when I actually had something to show off. I thought maybe my larger chest would stay..but sadly, it's back to the same size-maybe even smaller.
Maybe I should have another baby..

9:11 AM  
Anonymous mamamoo said...

I sooo hear you on all counts. I too have tried on pants that my undies show above. :) As for the breastfeeding, I have nursed for 5 yrs straight due to our growing family and I am both looking forward to stopping and wondering what my poor chest will look like. My answer will most likely be, "what chest". ;0

BTW I absolutely LOVE you site. We have an older home that was built in 1912 and I we are renovating and I can relate well to your experiences! Thanks!

Carolyn

9:35 AM  
Blogger rugdesigner said...

Coming from a true granny that was given a pair of "hip riding" jeans for a gift not too long ago; I just went out and bought some "hip riding" underwear to replace my granny panties...

9:42 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love the look of those velvet tank tops but again, I don't know when I'd wear one either. The magazines all seem to picture those type of tank tops under a blazer.

You may be okay in the boobs department, mine deflated but bounced back to almost their nursing size after six months. Until then, push-up and padded are our friends.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Jürgen Nation said...

Oooh, Chris, pair the top with a pretty coat. You might be able to pull off velvet, although the shirt is velvet, but perhaps khaki, etc. GAP would have something (to start) and you'll love how it looks. Perfect fall outfit, with jeans and boots or heels.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Silly Old Bear said...

I dunno what the WHO would say, but the image of a high schooler saying "mom wants me home, she's making dinner" is just cracking me up.

Yes, I'm a little twisted.

10:28 AM  
Blogger kalisah said...

if they velvet top is dressy, it would be lovely for a holiday party.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Jordana said...

I'll trade dried up raisins for my 40DD nursing chest. Losing the extra expanded rib cage and boobage is the thing I look forward to most about weaning.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Lenise said...

I'm with Jordana. I hate when all my favorite shirts are too tight! I never got to DD (thank goodness), but I was never unhappy with my B chest.

12:35 PM  
Blogger dazeymae said...

If you try on those low rise pants and like them...you have issues.
Who WANTS to show their butt crack?
Dear Lard!
I have big ole boobies, both before and after breastfeeding...so I can't sympathize. I would love to have a couple of dried up old raisins.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

dazeymae,

The pants of which I speak are not so low that my butt crack shows or I need a brazilian to wear them. because that would not be pretty.

jurgen,

Do you want to go shopping with me? I need all new clothes.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Oh man, I hate hiphugging stuff. I saw a girl today whose pubic bones were showing. You can tell that I'm getting old, because I was like, "HOLY SHIT!"

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Chi said...

You don't know me but I read your blog all the time and my kids are about as obnoxious as yours. I was wondering if you have any insight as to how to cope my 7 and 6 year old have been off of school for 4 days due to the evacuation fiasco of Hurricane Rita only to return to school today to find out that there teacher died of a stomach virus. As to be expected they are both devastated and now my 6 year old is obsessed with dying. We discussed what it means to die and she completely understands having been close to dying herself (she has a kidney disease) but what she’s concerned with is the box she remembers "the box" from her grandma's funeral. And is completely obsessed with the fact that we bury people in a box! How do I approach this. As shes telling me that as americans we should change how we bury people because she doesn't like the people to be put in a box!
Sorry to be off subject!

3:44 PM  
Blogger Jürgen Nation said...

Chris: Bring it. I will shop with you anytime, so long as we can hit the makeup counters and shoe department. Those areas get me EVERY TIME. :)

4:24 PM  
Blogger eko said...

I would gladly have another babe - just for the boobage again ;)

I SO need a personal shopper - I haven't a clue. Nor do I know how to use makeup!

4:53 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

Chi:

Regarding the dieing thing with children. I believe and have practiced with my own children that honesty is always the best policy. When we've lost pets or family members, I just let them know what's going on. We discuss the "circle of life" theme around here frequently. I have 8,5 and 3 year olds. We have always been open with them about death and dieing, as we are about most anything. This does not mean that that can't feel sad or scared...rather, it gives them the space to feel sad, to say goodbye...usually they feel less scared as a result. My father counseled a family with young children. Their father died in an accident away from the house. After two weeks, the children were still being told that daddy had gone to work and wasn't home yet. How screwed up is that?! When our dog died two weeks ago, they all said goodbye and were allowed to stay during the euthanasia injection. It was sad but not scary.

I'm so sorry for your children about the loss of their teacher. You could explain to them regarding the "box" that there are other options. Maybe look at some of the ways other cultures relate to death and dieing...to the ritual of it. Perhaps your daughter would find something that makes her feel more comfortable.

Good Luck.

5:25 PM  
Blogger robiewankenobie said...

just don't be runnin' down the street in the tank top and granny panties!

7:34 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

I actually tried on and bought (aided, abetted and egged on by a friend) lower rise jeans just last week that show my undies. So far, I have rolled down the waistband of the undies, since shopping for new ones will have to wait for another day. We went to a store where the very young employees know the fit of all of the 900 styles they carry, and were able to advise me as to which ones fit. Thankfully, it was early afternoon so all of the highschool clientele that usually shop there were still in school.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

And I'm another big boobed woman that can't wear spaghetti straps, before or after nursing, so enjoy them for me!

10:24 PM  
Blogger thatgirl said...

Man, I'm frightened to see what my real boobs look like when I wean Dubya, and I've only been nursing/pregnant for four years. It's gonna be like a frickin' movie premiere, ennit? You want to see it 'cause you've been waiting so long, but who knows if it's gonna be good?

10:32 PM  
Blogger MommyRobin said...

Man, I can identify with the pants deal- I have some jeans and khakis that are so cure, and make me feel youthful (gonna have my 31st b-day in November).. But since having my second baby, I am guilty of the granny panties. What a confession! I have an atrocious figure since my first son (crazy c-section job, flabby belly, huge hips), so I have to have my shirt out, and hope that it never rides up to show my drawers.. As for the boobie thing, I was a c before babies, a c after having #1, a ddd while nursing #2, and a d-dd with #3( who is 3 1/2 and still "nursing", although I am dried up. Yuk. Sometimes, he needs it to fall asleep. I discourage, and feel guilty. Yep. BTDT.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Mama Heffalump said...

Guilty of wearing granny panties AND granny jeans... you know... the ones with elastic in the waist... *teehee*

8:53 AM  
Blogger Lammy said...

With you mama heffalump.....
Same confession here.
egads....

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Chi said...

Thanks Annie Im going to try to look up the different culture thing and teach her about that.

3:33 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Chi,

wow, I really don't know none of my kids have been bothered by the idea of a "box".

For the most part I have explained to my children that our physical body is just a container. We bury people so that we can have a physical location to go and remember them, a mark that the person once lived and was important to someone.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Hahahaha!

I had a similar "granny pants" conversation with myself this morning, as I put on a pair of low waisted jeans I hadn't tried on since before I got pregnant last time. Then I realized I was still wearing maternity underwear. There's no hope for me.

I have also fantasized on prolonged nursing to keep my boobs

And, I'm ashamed to admit that I changed lanes to avoid a mentally challenged bagger. And God got even with me by giving me the worst bagger on the planet. You'd think by age 78 a man would know how to bag, geesh!

I wish they'd train the teenage cashiers to say thank you to the customers. I'm so tired of being the one to say it, they should be thanking me!

5:43 PM  
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