The Painting

This is nursing from my point of view.  I can understand that people may be uncomfortable with the amount of mammary glands used and I would not be offended if they asked not to see it.   However I would remove it temporarily with the understanding that the painting itself is not inherently offensive.

Has anyone seen ‘Meet the Fockers’?

16 thoughts on “The Painting

  1. Donna Banta says:

    I think it’s beautiful.

  2. Oh no! A nipple! Someone get my smelling salts! ;^)

    Pfft. I think this painting is lovely. I particularly love the expression in the baby’s eyes.

  3. Kirstin says:

    Little plump warm hand on my collar bone.

    Lovely.

  4. Quince says:

    I think you were very understanding when you agreed to remove it when they are visiting, but I personally see nothing wrong with the painting (and I knew I wouldn’t even before having seen it). They need to get out to see art shows more if they really want to be shocked! You can be the better person here, but you can’t fix their Victorian ideas of morality.

  5. The Wise Fool says:

    It’s even more beautiful than I thought it would be. Great work!

  6. jen says:

    Did I just leave a comment? If so, sorry for the repeat.
    I love this! It’s beautiful!!

  7. ... Zoe ~ says:

    This menopaused woman had some brain circuitry remember those days and just for a moment thought she felt her let-down reflex. :mrgreen:

  8. Simply beautiful. And what Zoe said — thanks for creating/inspiring a lovely memory.

  9. theagnosticswife says:

    I think it’s beautiful too! I recently had my mom accuse my husband of teaching our sons “lewd” things. She too brought up the word social services. My husband was furious to say the least. We spoke by email as well.

    I no longer feel I can leave my kids in her care for extended amounts of time. I myself don’t really want to be around my mom that much. It’s exhausting to have to hide who you really are.

    I hope things blow over soon for you guys. It’s not been the case here.

    • prairienymph says:

      I’m so sorry. Its exhausting to pretend, but I imagine it is also exhausting to enforce boundaries and avoid bullying.

      So far living in another province is helping us avoid things. I think since Peaches & Cream value appearances so highly, they will be willing to pretend this never happened, act like we are all close, and stick with malicious gossip. Since we have different social groups, we at least won’t lose our friends, just much of our family. And if the other family members aren’t willing to hear our side of the story, I don’t consider it such a huge loss. I feel pretty lucky, actually.

  10. PN has been known to be somewhat critical of the use of Photoshop to enhance certain, uh, female attributes. when I first saw the picture in her home, I said, well, that isn’t you. She didn’t answer, just laughed. So I HAD to ask if the painting was Photoshopped. when you are 10,000 km away you can get away with that. She said no, it was Baby-shopped. Love it.

  11. Sarah says:

    I love the picture! It’s just like the one I’ve dreamed of making. I never want to forget the wonderful closeness I have with my son right now (9 mos). I can see how someone could be uncomfortable with it, though, especially a conservative Christian. A year ago, I might have been, too. I’m sorry your m-i-l can’t see past her ideas about things to the beauty.

    • prairienymph says:

      Thank-you! I wonder if my m-i-l really is bothered by the picture of by the idea that other people might be offended. You sound like you’ve had an interesting year.

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