Rules of the Road

Being yourself, being natural, is, for the most part, a good thing. But like anything, there are degrees of what is acceptable or sensible. Nudity, for example; it’s natural, accepted in places like nude beaches and nudist colonies, but in the busy downtown shopping area, not so much. It is sensible in that the cost of clothing goes way down, and it’s convenient for swimming, but then when the sun comes out it’s not so sensible to fry your unprotected skin and turn into a lobster, or to get frostbite in the winter.

So it is with breastfeeding. Sure it’s natural, but it’s not always practical or socially accepted in all situations. Difficult to do while riding a bicycle, not a good idea while driving a car. If using a cell phone is distracting, I’d say breastfeeding while driving also qualifies.

Even if you’re not driving, but just crossing the road with the kids, it’s not the ideal place to stop and breastfeed them. It’s just not a good idea.

That’s what this mother was doing as I came upon them in my car. While I grabbed my paparazza camera to get some good breast shots for the next  Playgirls in the Wild magazine, the mom came to her senses and told the kids to scram.

“Follow me,” she said, trotting down the road. Now where was that opening into the bushes?

She ducked in, yelling over her shoulder, “Come on, kids! Don’t just stand there gawking!  Hurry up and get in here, or you’ll get shot! Didn’t you see the camera in that predator’s hands?”

“All right, all right. What’s the big deal?” the more foolish of the two drawled as he swaggered off the road.

There’s always one in the family who has attitude. Let’s hope it never bites him.


40 thoughts on “Rules of the Road

  1. Gladys

    How lucky were you to see twin fawns and their mother on the road. I’m sure this is the family that frequents our backyard. We have watched them grow from tiny rabbit-size to present-day pre-teens. I see they still have their spots. We were worried that they got eaten by a predator as we hadn’t seen them for a while. Thanks for letting us know they are OK.

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      1. Luanne

        Have you read the original book? It’s so different from the Disney story, but so so powerful and thought-provoking on so many levels. I don’t think it’s really a children’s book.

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          1. Luanne

            Wow, that is amazing that she did so! I first read it as an adult, although I had the Disney book and record album. I was so blown away by the book from an adult perspective. And that poor Gobo!

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      1. Ursula Kurz

        We also have a lot of killed deer, wild boars and rabbits on the road, naturally not as many as you have over there. I meant that they should put up signs on your roads.

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  2. Pit

    Good mornin, Anneli,
    Fortunately, the deer and their fawns don’t seem to remain in the road here for long. From my window here in the office see them crossing the road in front of our property all the time, but they seem to hurry. Luckily, because really fear for them, even if we don’t have a busy road here
    Have a great Sunday,

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I feel the same. I worry about them when I see them near the road. The other day in town three of them crossed the street in the crosswalk! Wish I’d had the camera with me then.


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