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Embarrassment for T Rex Mom! Or just one of those "mommy moments".
Last week after my naptime workout - so called because I work out while the kids nap - I was nursing T Rex Princess on my normal spot on the couch. It faces the front door but there are blinds so no one can see in the door side windows. While I was feeding the baby, T Rex woke up and came and snuggled with me as he always does after a good nap. We all sat together enjoying the quiet time and listening to "Baby Sister drink milk".
Then the doorbell rang. T Rex LOVES when the door bell rings. For a while we had it disconnected because I was tired of the UPS man ringing the door bell while T Rex napped. Once a very pregnant T Rex Mom chased him down the street to "ask" him not to do it again. That didn't last long so, rather than deal with a grumpy hormonal wife, T Rex Dad temporarily disconnected the doorbell and life was once again good.
When the doorbell rang, I asked T Rex to just sit with me and we would ignore it. Ha! He could not have any of that! Rather, he went running to the door, tore open the blinds, and looked at the man at the door. The man peered at my little guy, flashed him a smile, and then looked in the window toward me.
I guess all the commotion also drew attention away from her milk since right as the man made eye contact with me, T Rex Princess turned away from the breast exposing myself to the man. Well, after that, I felt compelled to answer the door. I went to the door and opened it. The man handed me a flyer and simply said, "This is me."
As luck would have it, my summer school class is titled "Health Care Policy and Finance - A Nursing Perspective". Our first assignment, look up our local elected officials for our particular district. When the man introduced himself and what position he was running for, I was actually already aware of who was in office as well as some of the bills that were pending in the House. This politician was running for the Senate so I was not as up-to-speed on those ones, but at least I could pick his brain about House bills.
I told him I had never heard of him, but had seem his signs around the district. He asked if I received the newspaper - no. He asked if we might have seen his interview on the local news. Again, I answered in the negative and stated we do not get television. I can only imagine what this man thought of me.
I'm sure I looked pretty scary having just finished a pretty intense elliptical run to immediately get off, still sweaty, and feed the baby. Although, maybe he didn't notice since there was my breast staring him in the face. I simply don't think to cover up when I'm home. He never directly mentioned the flashing incident but at one point in our conversation he did mention he had three children and was very family oriented.
He was a very strong candidate and I really enjoyed speaking with him. And he'll most likely get my vote at Tuesday's primary not because his qualifications are strong and not because I unintentionally flashed him, but because he rang the doorbell after nap time and not during it!
Got any interesting "mommy moments" of your own to share?