Thursday, October 4, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): that's not how babies eat

jeans ~ Marshalls
sweater ~ J. Crew, thrifted
shirt ~ vinatge, thrifted
shoes ~ Marshalls
necklace ~ Heartbreaker
earrings ~ F21
this is a word-for-word (as far as i can remember) converstaion i had with my five-year old daughter the other night as we were reading a book about kittens:

me: look, they are feeding from their mom
eva: that's certainly not how babies eat
me: yeah it is
eva: it is? (as she looks at me a bit embarrassed)
me: yep
eva: (tentatively) so i ate from.....(slowly points to each of my boobs)
me: yep
eva: and henry?
me: yep
eva: stares at my boobs with a look of embarrassment mixed with shame mixed with disgust mixed with fascination
eva: i told my friends that babies came out of your privates, but they told me they came from...(slowly points to both her nipples) 
me: nope, you are right, babies come out the mama's vagina, milk comes out her nipples
eva: well, maybe they were talking about milk

i have never been that parent who shies away from taboo topics – if my kids want to know something, i tell them. that doesn't mean it's always comfortable, though!
happy friday!!
megan bird


  1. Haha, I love that you just lay it out like it is! I can't wait to have conversations like this with my kids :D

    CUTE shoes and that necklace is a great pop of bright color. Happy Friday!!

  2. hahah so cute! love this look and those shoes! xo

  3. Haha, she just learned something new! I loooove those snakeskin pumps! Have a great weekend :)

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  4. In theory that's exactly the kind of mom I want to be. I just hope when I actually have kids I can keep myself together enough to have those kind of conversations.

  5. LOL, I love that conversation and I love that you're up front and honest with your kids - it's better that way I think!

    I love your shoes. I always love your shoes though. But I seriously love these, they are too fun!

  6. That's such a great conversation! I've never shied away from it either. I figure they're going to learn the real thing sooner or later, why not from me? As long as I keep it age appropriate, I'm totally pro being real with them.

  7. LOL OMGosh that is too funny! Good for you for keeping the communications open with your daughter no matter the age! I am the same way with my kids and it makes things so much better for them in the end. Love your layers today! Have a great weekend!

  8. ahahaahah!!!!!!! that's SO funny. ohmygosh what an adorable little girl though - kids are so cute! and i LOVE your outfit - those heels are totally adorable

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  9. Haha....what a great conversation. When I become a mother I don't want to shy away from things like that either. I feel like the truth is better than making up some ridiculous story and reallllly confusing the kiddos! Love those jeans!

  10. So, you're telling me I came out of my mom's vagina?!?!

  11. ya, but who said parenthood was comfortable, right? go on with your honest self, dear megan.

  12. Magan- good for you!!! I love this story :) Oh and you look adorable! Loving the layers here and that necklace!


  13. Haha, you are brilliant! I'd be inwardly screaming!!! I like the pop of pink in your outfit!

  14. LOL TOO FUNNY! Conversation has to happen at some point ;) ;) ;) Love your heels! Have a wonderful weekend!


  15. Cute story. I don't know how you do that? If/when that day comes I will probably start talking about parkas, bee hives, wind patterns...

    BTW... thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I really appreciate them all.

  16. LOVE how you've layered this shirt, you look seriously so pretty!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  17. Um, yeah. Arlie just asked me the other day if I was going to "throw up" the baby. :) We had a fun little talk. Kids are awesome.

  18. Yay for being straightforward! :) Better for her to get honest info from you vs. misinformation elsewhere. :)
    I like the doubled-up print here - the sweater balances things out. :)

  19. i love the pop of the pattern peeking out! that wasn't meant to be so alliterate, but hey!

  20. Haha that conversation is so funny and cute and brilliant! Sounds like a good idea to me to be as honest about these things as possible, will save some awkward misunderstandings when your kids are older :)

    Life etc

  21. Loving the layers and mix of patterns here, those shoes are so much fun! The necklace is pretty fetch too :) My mom was like that with me too and it definitely saved the awkward conversations later!

  22. I love your shoes! And that conversation is pretty great. I love listening to kids talk, especially to each other!

  23. Lol gotta love those awkward conversations.. I'm pretty open too so i hope I'll be good at discussing things with my future kids.
    Love that necklace and the shoes! And of course the layers :)


  24. hahaha I love how straightforward you are, I want to be like that too! And woah your shoes are sooo cool, I love how colorful it is.