Thursday, September 21, 2006

I Can't Talk Right Now....I'm "Breastfeeding."

Once in a while I get a little heavy on this here blog and I talk about scary things and sad things and more sad things. Well, I think it's time to lighten up again. And what better way to do that than to talk about boobies and their ability to fend off phone solicitors? I mean really, what better way?

Today you can read my post about this very subject here.


Anonymous Nicola said...

haha, i'm so gonna use that one next time!! Cheers for the tip ;) And yes, I read the whole article on imperfect parents, very well written, loved it :)

3:57 AM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

That is a great suggestion! I think you could also say, "Sorry, I"m shaving my bikini line" too.

Once, a police officer pulled me over for speeding and I tossed him my license and said, "meet me at the next rest stop, I have to change my tampon!" I sped ahead, went to a rest stop, went to the bathroom and came out to meet him. (LIES!!) The cop handed me my license and said, "er, slow down now o.k.?"

Girl power!

5:11 AM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Wow I so never even thought of the breastfeeding excuse! Love it!

6:41 AM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Ok... the breastfeeding is good...
I am howling... You told the cop you needed to change your tampon???

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post! I commented over at the other site!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Oh yes...boobs. Nothing says "joy" like a good boob story. Or a bad one. I'm not picky.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Thanks for the best ever get off the phone free card!

9:35 AM  
Anonymous CrankMama said...

Love it!

9:59 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

Fantastic excuse! I love it! I wonder what response your husband would get if he just said HE was breastfeeding...

1:31 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Our latest ploy to fend them off is to let 2-year-old Haddie pick up the phone and "talk" to them. Works every time. :-)

3:08 PM  
Blogger mad muthas said...

ha ha - get some peace and quiet and totally ruin their peace of mind at the same time. excellent ploy!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Mommy off the Record said...

Oh the Joys: you are crazy (but in that good way I aspire to). Love it!

10:12 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

nice one, MotR. love that.

p.s. Oh the Joys, you are a crazy moFO! I love it.

11:27 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i've done that myself a few times. i love that you wrote about it!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

I love this post! I don't have that excuse anymore though, since my youngest is 7. I wish I had of thought of it when they were younger...

11:36 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

LOVE it! I cannot wait to try it out!

8:31 PM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Whatever it takes to get them to hang up!!!

Um...Oh, the Joys, I would be way to scared to try that!!

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Great idea! I'm heading over now...

8:39 AM  
Blogger Emma Kaufmann said...

I simply get my five year old to answer the phone. As soon as she starts rambling about how she has a new Barbie and how she goes on the yellow school bus, these tele-sales guys invariably hang up. And if I inadvertently miss a call from my mother in law, then, what the heck, so be it!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Nikkie said...

I never thought to ues that one before! Thanks, I'm going to have to steal!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Catch said...

too funny! and I am going to try it! WHo cares if Im 58! I dare them to argue with me!!!! LoL

9:23 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

This is not only funny, but I can totally relate. I am still getting the hang of breastfeeding and have learned to put both my home phone and cell phone in reach while feeding the little one. You never know when the lactation consultant will call... usually while breastfeeding, as if she has a sixth sense or something....

2:14 PM  

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