Saturday, May 12, 2012

What Else Will Oedipus Wreck?

I suppose you've all seen the upcoming Time magazine cover and perhaps one or more of the clever parodies going around (my favorite is Limbaugh's)
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But this is certainly no new phenomenon. I remember some years back, I guess ten or more, where National Geographic did a story on it. I remember seeing a very odd photo of a woman driving a tractor, with her son, 7-10 years old, if I recall, draped across her lap, breast feeding.

And while I am definitely in the camp encouraging women to breast feed their infants, and while I would never try to establish a hard and fast rule by when the child should be weaned, I suspect that when he's old enough to walk over to you and undo your blouse, it's probably time! (Pun intended.)

In order to avoid massive amounts of therapy, I suggest that momma show the lad these pictures when he is a little older, before his classmates get a chance to see them. If you thought the "birds and bees" talk was hard, how do you begin the "Mommy's picture breast feeding you is all over the Internet" speech?

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  1. Wonder if this lady is a "stay-at-home-mom" who never had a real job. I too, think young-ones should be weaned early unfortunately our current president who keep them sucking on the entitlement tit all their lives.

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  2. Got to thinking about my morning post on TOTUS after leaving you site and decided to use your TIME image on a post I called "Promoting the Entitlement TIT". Just a little serious satire or something akin! Gave you a link back. Have a good day--I'm already tired.

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    1. Thanks, RR! Glad my "creepy picture", as Adrianne put it, gave you some inspiration!

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  3. I think that is one of the creepiest pictures I've ever seen.

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    1. I suspect it will sell a lot of magazines, though. If I were a young therapist, I'd by a copy just for my future prospect file!

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  4. I forgot ... it gives a whole new meaning to "Happy Meal".

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    1. Maybe it's because he's otherwise distracted, but doesn't he remind you somehow of that kid from Two and a Half Men?

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  5. I think she's just too lazy to go to the store.

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    1. Lazy. Yeah. She could have at least jogged in place and given the kid a little buttermilk!

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  6. You can burn about 500 calories a day breastfeeding, great weight loss strategy!

    Can't she pump and pour it over his Froot loops? I'd feel the same way if I saw a kid his age with a bottle.
    Aram may want to consider the witness protection program when middle school rolls around.

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    1. But, then, she'd miss the "bonding". I think this is more about her than it is him. Although, I'd be willing to stand in for the kid if he wasn't around!

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    2. Yep, you know what they say - boobs are like Disneyland, designed for kids, but fun for adults too!

      The other thing - when did parenting become a competitive sport?

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    3. "boobs are like Disneyland, designed for kids, but fun for adults too!" Just don't show yours on Space Mountain. Some of the adults there frown on that.

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  7. Imagine the snickering when this kid tells his co-workers that he's meeting his mom for lunch!

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    1. Or later in life when she says, "Dinner's on me".

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  8. No one's going to turn down a sleepover at that house!!!

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