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#1 of 57 Old 09-06-2005, 08:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is a test of "perkiness." Can you hold a pencil under your breast? If you can't, you're perky. If yes, well, you're not as perky...normal I hope!

I think I could hold several under mine. : Ah well, breastfeeding has still been worth it.
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Nope, I'm the saggy baggy elephant...the pencil won't move...ahhh I suck... :

But yup, it's cuz of nursing/pregnancy so it's well worht it!

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I could hold a baseball bat under mind :
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Hell, I can hold a small computer under mine!

I heard the "pencil test" is to see if you need to wear a bra- I "fail" the test, so I need a bra. My 10yo "passes" the test, so she doesn't need to wear one (unless she's wearing a particularly clingy shirt.)

Of course, plenty of women are "not perky" enough to "fail" the pencil test and still choose not to wear bras.

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Well, I pass the pencil test. But not due to perkiness, just smallness. :LOL
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Yeah, I think I could hold at least 7 under there. maybe even a stapler. But like a pp said, my beautiful baby and breastfeeding are soooo worth it.

As long as I don't get to where I can sling my boob over my shoulder to feed a baby on my back (like I saw in a picture of an African woman recently) I'll be ok. Although that would probably be really convenient!
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I can hold an entire desk set. :
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It used to fall out in my 20s but now..... well, it would be a good place to keep my cell phone :LOL
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OK, how many of us can hold a pencil (or a dozen pencils) in the flabby part of our bellies?

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you know, I don't even need to try. I KNOW I could hold a pencil (or a dozen). Ah well, my perky boob days are long gone.

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I just stuck a hairbrush under mine
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Unfortunately, in the sixth grade I could have held a pencil under mine

Now, I could hold a small nation... thank god for fredericks!

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Currently holding a three-hole punch under the left side, and a fax machine under the right.
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Well, I pass the pencil test. But not due to perkiness, just smallness. :LOL

Me too, me too!!









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For the first time in my life I had breasts big enough to hold the pencil when I was nursing the twins. Then after they weaned they deflated and went back to their smallness and the pencil would drop. And now we're back to nursing boobies again, which could hold a box of pencils under each one.
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I can hold an entire desk set. :
Forget the desk set, I can hold the whole desk! :LOL

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I could hold a baseball bat under mind :

Oh well BF all three of my kids is well worth it...The way I see it I "earned" my saggy boobs
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Forget the desk set, I can hold the whole desk! :LOL

: We've got the whole world... under our boobs, we've got the whole world... under our boobs...
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I first heard of the pencil test when I was 12 and told my somewhat smallishly-endowed mom that I wanted a bra. In all fairness to Mom, I should add that it was completely unnecessary: I had, at the time, smaller tits than Justin Timberlake, so it was completely for show.

She said, "You can have a bra only when you can hold a pencil under your boob."

Smartazz that I was, I snapped back, "Can YOU?"

The next day, she took me to the bra store.
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i think i've been able to hold a 5 pound weight under each since i was 16.
but i am hot. seriously. rawr.
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Nope, but I do not think they are big enough to sag :LOL
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Umm. I can hold a full can of soda under there. At 10 weeks. By the time Sprout appears I'll have twin chin rests.

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I remember when my milk came in after DS4.. Dh told me I had "National Geographic" boobs... :LOL
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These posts are so funny. It reminds of something someone said to me at work. I started tanning this spring and one of the women at work asked me what I did about my nipples. I asked what she meant. She said, "well don't they get burned?" I replied quickly and with a straight face, "oh no, I just tuck them under my arms!"

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Well, I pass the pencil test. But not due to perkiness, just smallness. :LOL
: does it matter that i haven't nursed in, four hours?
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Okay, okay...DH and I just did a test. Ragu Spaghetti sauce jar falls (my poor toe... ), but government issued can-o-corn passes the test.
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I fail too, the cushions of squishy wonderous Mama love definately aren't dropping any pencils around here :LOL

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These posts are so funny. It reminds of something someone said to me at work. I started tanning this spring and one of the women at work asked me what I did about my nipples. I asked what she meant. She said, "well don't they get burned?" I replied quickly and with a straight face, "oh no, I just tuck them under my arms!"
:LOL

I think the last time I could pass the pencil test, I was about 12!
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OK, how many of us can hold a pencil (or a dozen pencils) in the flabby part of our bellies?
The flab of my belly can stretch over the top of my saggy boobs.

And I know because I tried it today before even seeing this post. :

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