Frank had to go out-of-town for business for a few days so it is my first time all alone for a few days. Still can not drive so he went shopping last night to make sure we would have everything we would need. Because of my overdoing it a bit yesterday I really had nothing left in me today. The weather of course went back into the ugly humid 90’s and I just could not sit out by the pool in that heat so the girls were forced to play inside today. Don’t get me wrong..they are really very good but the voices…those wonderful little voices NEVER stop. Thankfully, a few minutes ago the knock came at the door. There is a rag-tag little group that gets together several nights during the week right down the street to play baseball/tag whatever. They are a mix of boys and girls age range 5-9 and a couple of the dad’s stay out to keep and eye/pitch or referee..whatever is needed. Finally my first moment of quiet today. And a few hours of exercise and social activity for them! Win win!
So I am still not allowed to wear a bra. I have tried to keep the girls from seeing me topless. Being as they are both girls I honestly have never hidden from them in the past. I do not want them to be ashamed of their bodies. I have thought it best since things look so different that I did not want to scare them. But even with a sleeveless shirt it is pretty clear that as my 5-year-old puts it “they are not boobie shaped”. Tonight as we were sitting here out of the blue she says to me that she can see the “hole” in my boob. She wanted to know where the “pointy part went”. She really is one smart cookie. I told her the truth, for the most part. The pointy part was part of what could have made me sick and that in a few weeks I would get a new one. She found this to be fascinating. Thought it was just amazing that they could just give me new ones. I ‘ll tell you this…these are not conversations I ever thought I would be having with a 5-year-old. They asked to see…I told them my concerns and they told me that they were stronger than I gave them credit for. Can you believe that? So I showed them and asked what they were thinking. They said that although it was strange it did not scare them. They did say that they were happy that the doctor was going to replace “the pointy part”.
Wow…On top of the numerous things I have learned through this process one huge thing is that my babies are not babies anymore. They are wonderful, smart caring little souls. I am so proud of them both and I love them with all of my heart!