Impromptu Bra Shopping

One of the joys of having breast-reduction surgery is that I can now shop for my bra’s in regular stores. I no longer have to go to specialty stores and shell out $60 for a gigantic over-the-shoulder sling to haul my great big-un’s around. And I love it. Bra shopping is no longer as painful as swimsuit shopping.

However, taking your almost-five year old boy with you bra shopping is not such a hot idea. I didn’t mean to, but we were in the store, and they were having a sale, and post-baby #3, I really need a pick-me up- something not an oh-so-sexy nursing bra… so I veered off course and headed into bra-land, with a small, freckly faced red-headed haystack following behind and complaining loudly.

“I hate bras, mama! Why do you need a new braaaaaaaaa??” “YUCK, bras are GROOOOOSSS!” ignoring him, I was looking for a particular one, and knew this wasn’t going to take long- I didn’t even need to try it on, just find my size, grab and go.

“Look at me mom!” Turning around, Jeff has his head in the bras. “This one is really soft and pretty, mom… why do you get the plain white ones, look! Mama! That one is like a leopard, get that one mama!” and suddenly my little boy was making lingerie suggestions, and I was oddly more comfortable with is protests of grossness than I was with him eyeballing the red lace garter get-up. OK, time to go!

“Look how pretty this one is mama!” We left the store. No bra.

Lets just chalk this one up to “really bad ideas I’ve has since becoming a mother” and call it a day.

9 thoughts on “Impromptu Bra Shopping

  1. That’s funny… I had Justin with me once, he was about 4 or 5. And I had a set of boring underwear in my hand when he said I should buy the prettier ones. And you know what? He was right. My hubby loved them too…

  2. What a cute story! It’s been too long since I’ve been bra shopping but to tell you the truth I don’t really love it when I’m alone either.

  3. OK I started snickering just with the title by the end of your post I have tears running down my cheeks. Bwahahahaha! First of all you get bras that fit?!!! I am soooo jealous! I used to be a B now after 2 kids i’m an almost A sometimes… sigh. Even then it’s hit or miss on getting a bra that’s cup size isn’t too big. Next time I am soooo hiring a 5 year old boy just to make the trip more pleasant/funny. hee hee hee!

  4. LOL… Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s not such a bad idea…call it early training! At least you’ve added some humor to the horribleness that is bra shopping. Next I say try bathing suits!

  5. Awwww. Savor that innocence! One day when your cute little red head has turned into a young man and is chasing after the hot chicks…you will remember that precious day when he was being his sweet innocent self suggesting the pretty bras for mommy to pick out. Someday he won’t even be “caught dead” in the bra section with mom!

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