I swear, I am not all bitch and moan, although lately, it feel like it is!
I am past my science crisis, although I will have a lengthy email to my boss on why it happened and how we can fix it in the future (yeah, it was partially my fault, but the person who bitched the loudest at the work I made was really the person who screwed this all up!
Today, Soleil was playing with her Tar-zhey dollar bin Barbie (her legs fall off when you have her sit down, it’s hysterical!) and she pressed the left mammary gland in. I removed the torso (don’t try this with the trademarked Mattel Barbie) and popped it back out. She thought about this and then asked "mommy, why do girls get breasts?"
I answered with the basic, "well, girls and boys are different and boys get a penis, but girls get vulvae and when they are older they grow breasts for their babies." But it did bring up an interesting question. Why DO humans develop breasts so damn early? And should the tissue develop later, when the hormones associated with pregnancy start? And why do other mammals (think a pregnant dog or cat) only get enlarged nipples, not really a breast?
Food for thought, my friends, food for thought.
(On a completely unrelated topic, how many female readers here call their mothers once or more a day? Am I a freak who calls once a week? Am I a terrible daughter or something?)