Nursing In Public

The Single Crunch: Nursing In Public

Yup, that’s me:

That hippie chick chillin’ at the back of the bus.

Might catch Creedence from my headphones if the volume’s turned up enough.

Toddler nursing at my right breast, eldest writing to my left.

Mm hm, we saw you roll your eyes; but I won’t get upset.


To be honest with you, Friend, I can’t really say I care.

And it doesn’t shame me or offend me when you snicker or you stare.

I kinda wish you would speak on it, I’m so freaking prepared.

But you won’t because you’ve read my eyes –

You know that I’m not scared.

So you just go back to reading your Globe and let’s not take it there.


And listen, whatever you may think of me is likely mostly true.

But even that don’t bother me ’cause I don’t live for you.

Whatever label you’re pinning on me, please type it in bold font.

I’ll wear it proudly as I go on living my life the way I want.

And if ever you should open your mouth as wide as you’ve opened those eyes,

Let’s talk a bit, I know some stuff, you’d probably be surprised.

Because you’ve pegged me as a typical ____ who can’t hold a conversation up.


That’s cool, Friend.

Don’t forget my smile.  : )

See you tomorrow, same time, same bus.

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I'm Kimberley, work-at-home single momma to two girls, Ryleigh, 9, and Logan, 3. The Single Crunch is the story of our journey from a lifestyle saturated in mainstream ideals to an organic existence, and learning to love each other, ourselves, and any living thing, unconditionally. I'm passionate about breastfeeding, unschooling, single parenting, writing, grief, childhood abuse, childism, and natural living. I write about all this and whatever else moves me, which is a lot, and I throw in some funny on the regular. I'm humbled and grateful to have you reading, thank you. I hope something here will help you in any way.

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2 Comments on “Nursing In Public”

  1. March 17, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    Awesome. Loved every word.

    I got an eye roll in front of the YMCA daycare when Lanoy was just 3 weeks and we took her big brother to play with his friends. I couldn’t distinguish if the eye roll was aimed toward me nursing (without a cover) or because my toddler was being very, very loud. Either way, she could’ve taken her eyes and shoved it. ;)

  2. Morgan
    April 11, 2013 at 9:47 am #

    Hit the nail in the head. Not sure how I missed this one. Usually I’m a, much better stalker haha

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