this is such an adorable thread, it's made my day!
especially as a mama of an older nursling.. i get a little weary of being the allnight diner to an almost2yearold.. i suspect that he doesn't really NEED to sleep with my nipple in his mouth (which, i realise, is a seperate thing from nightnursing, but they have become somewhat linked in my sleep-deprived, sore nipple mind. so these sweet stories have WAY cheered me up and encouraged me).
i don't know how we got to this conversation, but one of my ds's favourite things is for me to talk with him while he's nursing, he prompts me into this game about how he's the only one i share 'booboos' with.. such as, 'does mama share booboos with grammy? (sweet, mouth full, 'noooo..' grinning.) does mama share booboos with zenta? (the dog) (really grinning now, 'noooo!' and then finally.. does mama share booboos with the baby? 'yes, yes, yes..'
( if we're around other people & i don't want to play it in front of them, or for whatever reason i'm too slow, he'll list everyone himself.. 'grammy, no.. lala, no.. grampa, nooo. zenta, noo. baby... (big dramatic pause) yes!') all while 'nursing'.
i swear, it could be taken so out of context if someone overheard, because we literally name everyone we know (sisters, uncles, grandparents, etc)
he also loves me to ask, 'does grammy share booboos with the baby?' does papa share booboos with the baby? etc till i get to mama, and then he laughs and says yes. i can only guess that it reinforces his sense that we are sharing a really special and rare relationship, so if it makes him happy to play, i'm happy to do it.
a few days ago he dropped his toy duck on the floor and it had an ouch and so he handed it to me and said, mama booboos for duck?
oh and also he loves to pat the breast he's nursing and tell me if it's my left or my right. 'yummy mama left booboo.'
and tell me what position he wants to be in: 'nurse standing up!' 'nurse upside down!'