Monday, June 19, 2006

Laughter, the best pain-killer

Today, Starbeans was biting me mercilessly.

While nursing.

But the thing about it was - it was so funny! Even though it hurt, I could barely say no biting in a stern voice - let alone without laughter. I kept on turning my face to the side, so he wouldn't think he was being entertaining and feel encouraged to keep up his act. I could - not - stop - snickering.

It was something about his general aura, or the face he was making - chomping on me with his 4 little teeth, so contentedly. He had been nursing lazily, upset when I would take him away, but not really hungry either.

It must have sounded so bizarre to Squeeze, who was in the kitchen. I was chortling and snorting and trying to say no biting - like I had just heard an irresistibly funny joke - while a little sharp-toothed beast was gnawing on my breast.

Bizarre though it was, it makes me smile just thinking about it.

1 comment:

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh goodness- I am going through this very thing right now... he's worse than my other two boys were, and he does have that cutest smile and look on his face when he does it, but oh how it hurts mommy!