On Second Thought, I Should Just Be Glad He Didn't Like It

I was on the deck with Teyla yesterday afternoon, trimming back my cilantro, when I heard Connor messing around in the fridge.

"What do you need, buddy?" I called without turning around.

"I can't get the lid off this milk!" he answered.

"Just hang on a minute," I replied. "I'm almost done here. I can help you as soon as I come in."

Thirty seconds later, I walked into the kitchen to find a 4-ounce bottle of freshly pumped breast milk sitting on the counter -- with 2 ounces missing.

Connor was standing to the side with a guilty look on his face.

"Buddy, did you drink Teyla's milk?" I gasped.

He hung his head. "It tasted funny."

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.

In the end, I chose laughter -- because Connor did enough crying for both of us. I hate to pump -- in fact, yesterday was the first time I've pumped since Teyla was born, and even that was only done because I want to start introducing a bottle to her so Corey and I can go on a date again this year. So I guess my startled reaction when I saw 2 precious ounces gone really threw Connor for a loop. I think his lip quivered for a full 30 minutes. He felt awful. And it truly wasn't his fault. He didn't even know what the little bottle was. It just looked interesting to him.

I guess it just illustrates the proverb: Don't cry over spilled milk. Unless it's breast milk. Then sob.

23 comments:

  1. oh no and breast milk is precious comodity

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  2. ick. I was never one of those moms who could taste her own milk.

    Sorry you lost 2 ounces...I know how precious that stuff is!

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  3. Oh my goodness I remember those days!! We went skiing once (with kids) and I had to pump for 2 weeks so there would be enough milk to leave with the "ski nursery" each day. We had to buy a special cooler to carry it in on the plane so it would remain frozen....
    At other times I remember having to pump in the car, in the bathroom at NFL football games.....In fact I figured out that I have nursed babies over 55 months of my life!! It is no wonder I have no pride left!!

    Thanks for the chuckle today!

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  4. You just made my day!!!

    I feel bad for you, though. Really :-)

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  5. Liquid gold, baby, liquid gold! We have yet to go on a date that has lasted more than 2.5 hours since Monkey got here! Awe, the bottle is a precious commodity.

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  6. Ewwwww! Poor little fellow. Think how GROSSED out he'll be to remember this story when he's 16!!!

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  7. Oh my. I can just hear that story being told when Connor's first child is born! And second. And third. . . I've read enough of your blog to know you and Corey will milk it for all it's worth!

    I wasn't endowed well enough to pump, which is just as well. Mine would drink anything but breast milk out of a bottle. It's like they recognized that the source and the substance didn't match.

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  8. THAT is HI-larious! I always imagined that something like that might happen, but it never did in my house.

    We called it white gold.

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  9. Too funny...that's a story to pull out at a VERY opportune time!

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  10. Oh bless his heart. I never have tasted the stuff but I always thought mine looked a little funny.
    I bet he never does that again.

    Hope y'all have a great day!
    Fran

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  11. We called it liquid gold, and I still remember the tears when I dropped the first ounce of hard earned pumped milk down the sink. My Mom and I just stared and cried, then laughed... eventually!

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  12. Hee hee. Thanks for the warning. When it's my turn to pump again, I'll remember to put it on the top shelf! :) I can picture it ending up on Bean's cereal, otherwise.

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  13. His future girlfriends are going to adore you for recording (and later sharing) this moment!

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  14. Oh, the breast pump! Those were the days!I always felt like a dairy whenever I hooked myself up. But keep on pumping, girl!Somethings are worth a good date with your husband.....if you get desperate, there's always formula. :)

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  15. Oh you poor thing! :(

    And your poor son! Not because he drank the breast milk, but because he felt so bad.

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  16. Oh my, I knew where that was going. Funny and not funny. I understand the not wanting to pump thing. I only do it every few weeks to ensure that my baby will continue to take a bottle.

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  17. lol...that is so NOT FUNNY. NOT FUNNY. I can not laugh at that poor baby - but it's so hard.

    And believe me, from a pump-challenged mom, I know every ounce of that stuff is golden. I can understand your angst.

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  18. Yikes! At least you didn't just lose 100+ ounces to a power outtage like I did this past weekend. Take care!

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  19. Kelly! I'm catching up on commenting (AGAIN... I know...) and so wish I would've read this sooner. That is the funniest thing I've read in a long time.

    I'm with you... I hate pumping. But man, that is FUN-NY.

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