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Feeding Hungry Young Minds

| Learning | May 17, 2014

(Usually, I work in the infant classroom, but today I’m helping out in the three-year-old room. The older sister of one of the babies comes up to ask me a question.)

Student: “Ms. [Name]?”

Me: “What’s up, kiddo?”

Student: “You have boobies.”

Me: *slightly taken aback* “Yup…”

Student: “Mommy has boobies, too.”

Me: “Okay…”

Student: “She uses her boobies to feed [Baby Brother].”

Me: *beginning to sense where this is going* “She does, because he’s so little.”

Student: “Do you use your boobies to feed [Baby Brother]?”

Me: “No, [Student]. He drinks from bottles when he’s here.”

Student: “But you have boobies! You could use those!”

Me: “But it’s really not my job to. It’s Mommy’s.”

Student: “Oh, okay!”

(She skips away leaving me to bring this up with her mom, at pick up, in the least uncomfortable way possible.)