Saturday, May 24, 2008

nice boobies!



Hee.

I was walking down the town, and went past the statue outside McDonald's, which was festooned with three eleven or twelve year olds sitting up in the bowl of it.

It's a nice day, and in fairness I'm wearing a quite form fitting black V neck tshirt.

As I walked by, one of the kids said 'Nice Boobies!', each word enunciated seperately, almost funkily.

I stopped, and turned, hand on hip, to give a little lecture but all three heads were whipped to the side in silent Oh My God!hysterics, shoulders shaking. It was really cute, and I had to shake my head and walk on because I was laughing so much.

And then I decided, it wasn't abusive, it was complimentary, feck it, I'll take it! Two babies and too much cake, I may not do it for the builders anymore, but who are my boobies to deny the pre-teen boys their fun!

14 comments:

His Girl Friday said...

just wait till you're appreciating the muscles of some well formed male back, thighs etc, and it turns out he's old enough to be your son! :/ ;)

morgor said...

hehe cheeky little pup.

I don't think medbh would have taken to it so kindly.

http://dante-andthelobster.blogspot.com/2008/05/if-you-are-not-unattractive-woman-then.html

jothemama said...

Of course Medbh is right, and it was my instinct to explain about objectification and the invasion of personal space to the kids, god help them. But in regard to the cacaling article, I think catcalling is a far cry from having some flasher masturbate at/over you in public - I mean, I know which experience I'd prefer.

I'm not saying for a minute though that it wouldn't have been an intimidating rather than amusing experience if they'd been older. Or less innocent.

Perhaps going to a mixed school has made me more forgiving of silly male foibles.

I didn't feel objectified - to be honest, they felt closer to breast feeding age!

jothemama said...

HGF - ach, I may be alarmingly close to that stage already! 21 seems like a long long time ago...

PĂ©itseoga said...

hi jo, completely unrelated, can you recommend a gentle birth or hypno birthing book with CD? i got accepted into the MLU so i better get my act together and prepare...

jothemama said...

Sure - just keep repeating 'I have nice boobies'.

No, the main hypnobirth one is Marie Mongan's book. It comes with a cd. I'm not sure of any others, perhaps worth checking out www.doulaireland.com

I think their classes are great too, and I went to a lovely hypnotherapist called Aisling Killoran in Sandymount, would recommend her - she gives out her own cd then.

In terms of birth books, I'd heartily recommend 'Childbirth' by Ina May Gaskin and 'Birth Your Way' and 'The Pregnancy and Birth Guide' but Sheila Kitzinger. Tracy Donegan's book is meant to be great and is geared towards the Irish hospital system. 'Bestfeeding' is a good book for breast feeding prep too. By Renfrew, someone and someone.

And I've another breastfeeding recomendation somewhereI'm not sure where. I'll dig it out for you. Feel free to email me at the blog address if you want to know anything else - I don't check it al lhte time, so just drop me a comment again if I don't get back to you.

aquaasho said...

Wow!! That's so flattering, and they're right you have GREAT boobs! I'm so jealous. I have none :-(

jothemama said...

Sigh, I've big boobs, not great boobs. If you had my boobs you'd fall over :) and knock yourself out when you're running.

And you know what they say, anything more than a handful's a waste!

Alleged Comedian said...

I have immaculate breasts... Just sharing, not bragging

jothemama said...

But Rob, have twelve year old boys started shouting Nice Moobies! at you in the street yet?

Alleged Comedian said...

given that I am only 5'6", most 12 year olds are too busy stealing my lunch money to be bothered with my (wonderful) man-boobs

jothemama said...

PĂ©itseoge, I was just reading Juno (www.junomagazine.com)and thought of you - I'd heartily recommend it, along with Mothering (www.mothering.com) for anyone interested in birth and child rearing. I get it in the Eco shop in Greystones, not sure where else it's awailabe - worth a subscription, I think.

I read an article by an Irish father who did the Birthing from Within course, I think that ;s the one Doula Ireland run, an there's a book as well, by Pam England and Rob Horowitz.

morgor said...

I don't know anyone who actually does the whole whistling thing.

Although one friend of mine used to occasionally slap girls arses from his car when he was about 19.

Which I must confess does make me chuckle.

jothemama said...

Nah, that's a wankerish think to do. I wish a broken wrist on him if he ever does it again!