Friday, January 04, 2008

The "TALK"

Last night was fairly busy for us. Every so often we'll have more than one activity going on in a night and last night was one of them. I had a Brownie Meeting where I taught the girls about Girl Scout Cookies and that we were going to be selling them. Then after that I rushed over to the school meeting Dave and helping him in with the kids for Dominic's rescheduled Christmas program. The program was really cute. They sung 7 songs for us and we had cookies and kool-aid afterwards.

After the program I was standing there with the little ones in the double stroller while Dave was getting more cookies. I talked to 3 mom's I knew and then Dominic's teacher saw me and said "oh! I was hoping I got to talk to you!" I'm thinking "oh great what'd he do now!" just fake smiling at her. She says, "we've been having some problems lately with Dominic in which we tried to just ignore but it's happening a bit more frequently." By this point I'm thinking she's going to lay on some new condition they think he may be dealing with and tell me we need to get him some more help. I respond with "ok." She says "oh boy this is hard to just even say! Well Dominic has been grabbing Carla, Jennifer and my breasts and it seems to be getting worse. Now he's making sort of squirting milking sounds as he's doing it. We thought at first it was rather cute but now he's doing it often, well everyday, and even sneaking his hand under the table to grab our breasts." I'm standing there with my mouth about to the floor and say "I am sooooo sorry and I will make sure we talk to him about that as soon as we get home." She responds, "that's fine, I just thought we should let you know what's going on. Do you know why he's doing this? Especially the milking sounds which just seemed to start lately with grabbing." I told her that the boys once seeing my breastfeed and pumping so much with their younger siblings have been a little more fascinated with boobs. That's the only excuse I could pull out of my butt to tell her. After I fed Mia the boys knew I would pump and would helpfully hand me the nozzle for my double pump because they knew what was next. They would always come touch while I fed Mia or make milking noises watching the pump and they loved watching the milk flow into the cups when I did pump. It was the highlight of their small day! lol Well I waited till we came home to tell Dave about it. Dominic and Alex went in and we were unloading Mia and Damien. I said "Lynnie told me that Dominic has been grabbing their boobs and now he's making milking noises." He just got this huge smile on his face and you could tell he was thinking "that's my boy!" but instead said "reeeeeaally??!"

So last night Daddy took Dom into the front room and had a "private" talk to him. He told them it's not nice to grab there and he should try not to do that. It was OK to touch in other ways like hugging but being sneaky to grab a boob was not appropriate. We'll see if there is any change next week. Hopefully it didn't go in one ear and out the other.

5 comments:

Kbreints said...

oh no! How imbarresing for you. However you cannot control what kids do. You did the right thing by talking to him alone- I hope that he took it to heart!

Kristi Ann said...

I can SOOO see Dave with his smile!!

MEN!!

Please let me know how it goes!!

BOYS! ;)

Rhonda said...

OMG!!!!! I hope the talk helped!!!

Adam's Mom said...

Shawn and Dave would have had the same reaction - men! I hope the talk helps! (sorry but I did snicker reading about it - only because that's not my kid...yet LOL)

Lucia's Mom said...

sorry, I guess I'm the only one to find the story hilarious! I guess cuz I don't have a boy ....