Scene: Buying a new nursing bra today at Mother.hood Maternity. At the checkout counter.
Cast of characters: Me, Eliza, Cashier
Cashier: "When are you due?"
Me: "Oh I'm not pregnant. Just nursing."
Cashier: "..." She looks at Eliza (who is at this exact moment walking up to me carrying a rather large sign advertising 2 for $20 t-shirts), then back at me, confused.
Oh. Right! Most people do not associate a nursing mother with a toddler. It just did not compute in her brain. No biggie, I know it's a little different to most people.
Me: "Um. Yeah, I'm still nursing this one."
It was so awkward! She really didn't know what to say to me after that - and I totally wasn't offended or anything, in fact she hid her surprise/shock/real reaction quite well and was not rude... but I could tell my answer caught her off guard.
It is definitely starting to feel like people are looking at me like "WTF!!??" when they find out Eliza is still nursing. *sigh* It's to the point that I don't really offer up this piece of information when I'm in certain company. It's just easier that way.
What are they going to think when she's still nursing at THREE??!! 'Cuz this one does not show any signs of slowing down... Eliza and her milky are like *THIS*!