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Tell Me Thursday: The Naked Truth

Thanks to Tell Me Thursday, I have an opportunity to share the raw truth behind this photograph.

First let me say how tickled I was to receive so many comments!  I’ve only been blogging seriously for about two months, and I have met some of the kindest, most genuine people during these short weeks.  Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog!

I’ve been trying to get a young-looking decent-looking photograph for my bloggy button.  My face is shiny in every photo and I don’t look natural.  SO, I asked my husband to take the photo (after I’d actually fixed my hair and put on powder) and told Joseph to do something to make me laugh.

He popped out of my bathroom with my admittedly padded bra covering his 8-year-old face.  And then he did a little dance and pranced around like a fly.  He was so proud!

I did laugh–a genuine belly laugh, and I think I even spit a little bit–but my face was still shiny and my complexion uneven.  The photo just doesn’t work.  See:

Aren’t I such a whiner?

I’ve had many questions about this post.  Questions about my bust size from female missionaries in China.  (You know who you are.)  And once and for all I’d like to dispel any myth about my bosoms.  They have always been a small A, straining toward a B.  I could blame nursing three babies for at least 18 months each.  But the truth is, they are much the same as they’ve always been.

And at 41, I guess I can’t complain!

Posted on 28 August '08 by , under Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

15 Comments to “Tell Me Thursday: The Naked Truth”

#1 Posted by Kia (Good Enough Mama) (28.08.08 at 23:43 )

It’s so funny, because when I saw that pic yesterday, I woefully wished that I could own a bra as cute and perky as yours. Let’s just say that one of my cups could cover Little Man’s entire face…and he has a really BIG head!!! Scary.

Thanks for the giggles!!! Both pics are great!

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#2 Posted by Heidi (29.08.08 at 00:33 )

HA HA HA!!! Well, your nickname is sticking in my book. But we’ll keep it a secret!

And by the way, as one living in a tropical terrain, glistening faces are not only the norm, but the sign of beauty, so go ahead! Wow us with your frontal- the right one, that is!!! You’ve given me lots of laughs today, girlfriend!

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#3 Posted by Katherine (29.08.08 at 00:48 )

I sort of spent the day stalking you to see why you had your child dressed up like a giant bra-fly. I kind of like the picture, although no, it wouldn’t work for your profile. Does anyone else think you look like Kristen Davis? At least from the side?

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#4 Posted by andreacook (29.08.08 at 07:06 )

Hello BBFF! (Balcony Blogging Friend Forever!)
Did you say you nursed 18 months x 3 kids? WOW. What-a-woman!
Hope you have a great day.
Before pregnancy, shoe size was 8, bra size C
After 2 kids, shoe size 11, bra size DD!

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#5 Posted by Stacey (29.08.08 at 10:48 )

Let me just say as another 41 year old…..bigger is not better…especially after nursing a couple of kids. gravity is not kind. Not kind at all. 🙂

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#6 Posted by Jamey (29.08.08 at 11:56 )

I enjoy your blog as well, and I have only been doing it about a month, but your so right, there are some wonderful people out there in bloggyland!

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#7 Posted by Renee aka MekhisMom (29.08.08 at 12:28 )

Just post a pic – I am sure it will look great! And your son did give you lots to laugh at.

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#8 Posted by Alexis (29.08.08 at 12:43 )

LOL! Thanks for your honesty!!!! And the picture of your son…..I could imagine you were dying with laugther when you saw him 🙂

#9 Posted by Tracey (29.08.08 at 13:09 )

A strainging to be a B? That’s my dream!
After nursing for only 8 weeks I went from that to just straining to make an A.


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#10 Posted by Mrsbear (29.08.08 at 15:43 )

Wow, what a brave post. Blogging about your age and your bra size all at once. You look great btw and the photo of your son is hilarious. I never look relaxed in photos either and I don’t feel good about myself unless my face looks lathered in EVOO. 😉 Which coincidentally it almost always does. Who has time for powder? Seriously.

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#11 Posted by Nina (29.08.08 at 22:57 )

Your son looked so cute and it looked like he provided a great laugh. I know my 5 year old is always pulling some crazy stunt that keeps me in stitches. Thanks!

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#12 Posted by hellokittiemama (31.08.08 at 00:56 )

I am so NOT sharing my bra size (too big LOL).

#13 Posted by janine (01.09.08 at 14:04 )

I’m terrible about smiling for the camera – I’m never sure what to do with my face. Suddenly everything feels fake.

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#14 Posted by Penelope (06.09.08 at 00:53 )

Hilarious! That is definitely a head-turning picture! 🙂

I also have a hard time taking pictures, which is why there are so few to be found on my blog. I can take 20 pics. of myself and maybe find one that I like. I am so not photogenic.

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#15 Posted by Jennae @ Green Your Decor (06.09.08 at 01:01 )

I’m just amazed that you managed to nurse three kids for that length of time. I have one daughter, and I lasted all of three days. I’d be happy to hand over some of my way too ample (and sensitive) bosom 🙂

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