I'm Being Replaced

My last nursing babe is abandoning me, his Mama.

For the past year, I've been the one to snuggle him, to cuddle him, to nurture him, to provide his very sustenance. And after all that? After middle of the night feedings...after the (ahem) painful adjustment to him discovering his teeth? After all that, he's leaving me. For a plastic bimbo. Her name? Sippy. Sippy Cup, to be exact.

And he's not shy about it. Here he is flaunting his new love right out in the open! How dare he?!

Yeah, I see you, big boy.

What? You think I should try some?

"Really, Ma. You gotta try this!"

"Just look at it! It's filled with milky goodness!"

No thanks, little buddy. It's all yours. I want no part of this. Just look at him...shameless.

Just the other day, we had some friends over for dinner. They thought watching Thomas drink out of his cup was pretty amusing. In fact, they said it reminded them of this calf (photo from the best blogger and photographer of all time, Pioneer Woman).

Thomas' ears are smaller, but otherwise? I have to agree - there's a remarkable resemblance.

No really, sweetie. It's all yours.

Yes, I'm sure!

Yes, I know. You think it's the best thing since disposable diapers. Still, I'll pass. Ooo...just look at him bite that sippy! Suddenly, I'm not feeling quite so lonely.

Yes, you have my permission. My blessing, even. As if you were waiting for the OK from me!
Hey, I know I gave you my blessing, but you could at least pretend to miss me.

What? You couldn't hear me over the slurping? Hey...are your eyes glassing over in pure, 'my belly is full of milk' contentedness?

Well...I'll just leave you two alone.

Anonymous –   – (9/24/2008 09:44:00 AM)  

You are sooooooo funny! Thanks for the laugh... could Thomas be any cuter???


Fern RL  – (9/24/2008 10:15:00 AM)  

I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Kate  – (9/24/2008 12:38:00 PM)  

So sweet! Our sons could have more discretion, I agree, when they so gleefully throw us over for another, be it bottle or sippy. Seems they never look at us quite the same way again.

He'll still be your boyfriend, but he may never be as needy again. Of course, it's only now and then that we miss the needy, the rest of the time it's quite okay.

Anonymous –   – (9/24/2008 07:51:00 PM)  

Oh My! That is hilarious!!
Thanks for the laugh.

:) Marisa

Anonymous –   – (9/24/2008 08:12:00 PM)  

Can't wait to see all of you!!


Anonymous –   – (9/24/2008 08:35:00 PM)  

Very funny and cute post! And super job on the photo shoot for Everyday Becky! You are quite talented!!

Unknown  – (9/24/2008 09:06:00 PM)  

I'm here from Becky's... your photos are gorgeous!!!

Lauren  – (9/24/2008 10:03:00 PM)  

So funny!

I'm not looking forward to that moment either when DD decided not to nurse anymore.

Thanks for sharing!

Liz  – (9/25/2008 06:57:00 PM)  


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