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Moms and Sons

Moms and Sons

If we waited for it to stop raining, we’d never do anything fun. Because this is Seattle. And sometimes it rains. While it actually rains a lot less than other places in the country, we do have this nasty little overcast habit that usually spread from November-March. This year the wet, windy, and otherwise nasty weather has begun, and we’re experiencing record rainfall. Not just record breaking, but record SHATTERING rainfall. Fun times.

two friends. trying to look cool. I'm flashing forward to the teenage years.

two friends. trying to look cool. I’m flashing forward to the teenage years.

With five months of rainy, wet, cold, overcast, and dark days ahead, we have to be creative. And muscle through the discomfort to make memories with our kids. So today we took advantage of it being Boof’s last day working for the Mariners (hallelujah!!!!), and bundled our kiddos up and headed out to the game. Yes, we were crazy. Leaving the warm comfort of our home, watching a winning Seattle team (the Seahawks), to drive in the rain to a stadium, to sit on cold seats to watch a losing team (the Mariners). But we actually had a lot of fun, and the kids made it to the fifth inning, which felt like quite a victory!

visiting daddy Boof

visiting daddy Boof

Highlights included watching the kiddos dance to the songs, and eat the free kid sized hotdog and drink the free kid sized soda, and watch the EMT practicing a recorder (yes the instrument) in the corner of guest services. The Mariners were playing miserably, but the kids didn’t care. And we got to catch up on our mom gossip, which is the best. Because when it’s rainy and cold and miserable in life, it’s good to have mom friends to spend time with!

Potamus's dolly, and his little friend's Ninja Turtle!

Potamus’s dolly, and his little friend’s Ninja Turtle!

What activities does your family participate in rain or shine?

Nursing in Public


I am a big fan of nursing in public. While I usually do so without a cover, in situations like sporting events, where I know I will be in close proximity to others, I cover-up…not just for me, but because Potamus is a little extrovert who loves looking around at all the lovely people and things instead of focusing on eating. After 5 months of nursing in public, I have only had 2 weird experiences…and yesterday’s Mariners game was one of them.

The lad in front of me turned around and started off with, “I wondered what nursing mother I would meet next,” which I thought might be followed by a diatribe on nursing in public OR a conversation around the Time article OR a conversation about Seattle’s re-affirmation of the law that breastfeeding in public is a civil right. But no…instead, she told me this long-winded rambling story about meeting a friend in a breastfeeding support class years ago, and something about people her mom’s age not breastfeeding at all…and it sounded like she was trying to make some point, but never quite got to it.

I wondered if she was drunk, because the whole thing was awkward, and she decided to tell me this convoluted story right when I started nursing Potamus. I left the whole situation feeling very confused.