Mommy boobies

by , posted on August 8th, 2011 in BlogHer, Parenting

I love talking to a two year-old on the phone.

It goes something like this:

“Hi Xander! Hi Bubbie!”

“Hi Mommy!”

“What are you doing?”

“Mommy boobies. Mommy nakey butt. Hee hee hee.”

Uh…is your dad watching those movies again?

“Have you been a good boy?”

“Mommy boobies. Hee hee.”

And so on.

Sunday, after almost five days away from them, the family came to pick me up from the hotel in San Diego.

Nichole and Yuliya were in the room, and of course Sawyer and Sage pushed in and hugged me first.

I looked down, and Xander was flapping his hands frantically, trying to figure out how to get to me.

I reached down and grabbed him.

Held him close.

He put his head on my shoulder and I inhaled his scent.

And for only the second time at BlogHer, tears came.

I missed him. He missed me.

The craziness of the past week, the drama, the fun, the connections, the racing around, the stress, the exhaustion, the hilarity – none of it mattered in that moment.


I was back with my family and everything else faded away.

Xander and me at the marriott pool

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23 Responses to “Mommy boobies”

  1. Theresa Sonoda Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Awwww, OK, so now I’m crying. Nothing like a Mom and her love for her babies. Beautiful picture! Glad you had fun at Blogher! Looking forward to some stories!
    Theresa Sonoda recently posted..Terri’s Help Desk


  2. tracy Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Oh sob. Sob. It is what it’s all about, isn’t it. Your boobs.

    …Astrid missed my boobs also. Just think if we weren’t 32AA’s. OMG the missing.

    I miss your boobs too.
    tracy recently posted..An Inspiring Blogher ’11 Recap…


  3. joann Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 12:55 am

    That is WONDERFUL! What a sweetie pooh! (my two year old is obsessed with, um, nipples)
    joann recently posted..Baited Lines and Smelly Pines


  4. Alison@Mama Wants This Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Aw, love the photo, that’s so sweet.

    Hee hee, Mommy boobies, adorable!
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  5. Surferwife Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Let him know I was keeping a close eye on your boobies and intensely enormous cleavage.


  6. Cheryl D. Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    There’s nothing like being away to make you truly love and appreciate your kids!
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  7. Stasha Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 3:26 am

    What a sweet photo. Bobbies rock their world through out their life…men, so simple to please ;)


  8. Varda (SquashedMom) Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 7:17 am

    That is so sweet. Wish I’d gotten to meet your little guys. Mine were asleep when I got home and I had to stop myself from waking them up in the middle of the night just for the hugs.
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  9. JDaniel4's Mom Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 8:17 am

    What a wonderful hug! I would miss my guy so much!
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  10. angela Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Aw, that made me tear up a little!

    What a sweet picture, too; you can just see the emotion in the snuggle.

    And what nice toned legs! I mean Xander’s of course :)


  11. Kir Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    that picture melted my heart, so glad you had a great time. I love talking to the boys on the phone too, it’s too stinkin cute. :)
    Kir recently posted..The Blogging Beginning


  12. Lori @ In Pursuit of It All Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I too, would have focused solely on your amazing boobies.

    Cause I am all like that.
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  13. Katie Gates Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Lovely post.
    Katie Gates recently posted..Monday Reruns: This is Going to Sound Weird, but…


  14. Natalie @ Mama Track Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Love this. I felt exactly the same way. But I cried a little on the flight home, of all crazy things. And at Voices of the Year. But I think I get a pregnancy hormone pass.

    Great seeing you!
    Natalie @ Mama Track recently posted..I Miss His Smile


  15. Jenny K. Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I felt the same when I saw Scarlett for the first time in 4 days. It was just… so…. EMOTIONAL. LOVE that baby girl and all she does. Every time I would call to say hello she would very clearly say, “Hi, Mama!” Enough to make my heart melt, but seeing her get SO EXCITED to see me yesterday melted me in to the floor.
    Jenny K. recently posted..I’m Not a Bad Parent, My Son is Just Autistic


  16. Leighann Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    That photo is making my heart melt!!
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  17. julie moore Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I love to read about the heart of a mom. It’s so beautiful and brings up emotion like nothing else. Thanks and the boobies was quite funny too.
    julie moore recently posted..Only In His Mind


  18. mommakiss Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    their smell, i totally get that. after i’ve been away, the first hugs to my boys go to their neck, that spot behind their ear. so MY BOY smell. [as opposed to icky boys smells, you know what I mean.]


  19. Jen Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I was shaking with excitement on the plane heading back to see my kids. I couldn’t wait to hold them all in my arms again.

    Love the picture of you two.
    Jen recently posted..My Dogs Are Barking


  20. julie gardner Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    So very very sweet. So.

    But now, of course (because I’m nosy) I am also dying to know what else made you cry at BlogHer.

    Because I wasn’t there…and I want to know all the details I missed…

    But really?

    That picture and the hand-flapping and the boobies?

    I guess that’s all that really matters.
    julie gardner recently posted..Today call me spoken-for


  21. Shell Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    So sweet!

    My 5y/o still says to me almost daily “I missed you when you went to the mountains” meaning Type A back in June. Mama needs a break, but it’s so nice to be with family, too. :)
    Shell recently posted..Summer Fun Show-off Link Up!


  22. Melanie Says:

    August 8th, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    My heart is melting. So, so sweet. What a beautiful photo of the you and X. I love how sweet, pure love just puts things into perspective.

    I must say, you do have the most gorgeous children, ever. Truly.
    Melanie recently posted..California Dreamin’


  23. Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri Says:

    August 10th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Love that pic of you two. Love. Yes. That is all that matters.
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