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It melts my heart to see my daughter fawn over her little brother. She caresses his cheeks, baby talks him, pats his tummy and holds his hand. She often echoes me, "What's the matter?" "That's a good boy!" and "Hey buddy!"

Clearly in tune with her maternal being, she enjoys the role of playing mommy. And, relishes it so much that one night as I gave her a bath, she held one of her squirt toys to her chest and said, "He's having some milk from my chi chis." Tickled to tears, I grabbed my camera and snapped away. I hope I'll have the ripe opportunity to share that priceless shot with her.

Update: Due to the unhealthy comments regarding this post, I swapped the photo to show bath toys.

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macgirl macgirl 8 years
Wow some of these comments make me sad. I was behind in some of my RSS feeds, and I came across this one which still showed the very cute picture. I can't go around living my life like there is a pedophile on every corner. I can't control everyone and their feelings. All I can do is make sure my kids are as safe as they can be. The baby was simply mimicking mommy in nursing, which isn't a sexual thing. If someone wants to sexualize it, that is their issue. You can't even see her face. This over reaction is so ridiculous.
Liss1 Liss1 8 years
I thought the picture was cute too bad you had to take it down.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Its a shame you had to take that cute picture down BabySugar...but I guess it got a bit uncomfortable with the anonymous comments!!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
little kids make up names for things AND pronounce things as best they can, my now 8 year old called an octopus an "ong-gonk" from about 18 months. i thought she made up the word, but found out just recently that "ong-gonk" was as close to octopus as she could get. my now 10 year old was a little mommy like your daughter. very sweet :)
Pinkrabbit Pinkrabbit 8 years
I love when kids do things like that. The little boy I nanny for is always making sure I know that he has a penis and his sister has a nah-nii (or however you would spell it) and that when he's older he'll stand up like daddy but for right now "his aim is off" so he'd rather sit. I couldn't stop laughing.
Community-Manager Community-Manager 8 years
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Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
" Chouette, the identities of the lilsugar and babysugar are not a secret. Pedophiles don't need to see a face to find that child. " OK, who are they? And if someone knows who they are, what does the picture have to do with anything if they "don't need to see a face"? It's obvious they both have kids without seeing any pictures.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
"There is still an element of risk, but not so great as when your identity is known and you are posting pictures of your children in a public manner. " FFS, you can't even see the girl's face and "babysugar" is pretty anonymous to me!
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
My daughter does this with her dolls and stuffed animals some times. It makes me happy that she hasn't been brainwashed by our bottle-obsessed society yet :)
babysugar babysugar 8 years
I feel like I need to explain the term "chi chi" here. My nanny calls them that and before I ever even thought about teaching her the body parts, she learned it from her. One day I came home when she was barely over a year old and pointed to my chest and said "chi chis!" Ever since then, it has been her word(s) of choice and until she's older, I see no harm in her calling them such. She does know the correct names for the below parts so at least we have that covered — so to speak. :)
Aimeelo Aimeelo 8 years
Very cute, I think chi-chi is fine. It's a common word and it's not to embarrassing when said in public. I understand what Anonymous is saying but I think hearing a 2,3,4 year old say "he is having milk from my breast" seems a little creepy to me. Anatomically correct names are great for older kids, when they know what their purposes are for. ** this is not exploitation. This picture has no face, and no private parts are showing except for her "breasts". If this picture were posted with no story I believe you would just think this kid is taking a bath. I am assuming this kid is 2 so what does she need consent for?
anniekim anniekim 8 years
p.s. I had to look up chi chis (a new one for me) and found the term in urban! maybe we should all just be glad she didn't go with something more graphic.
anniekim anniekim 8 years
To label this exploitation seems a bit harsh. I agree with teaching children proper names for body parts, but in daily life they make their own vocabulary choices. It's part of the small child charm. Language acquisition is a life long process.
hithatsmybike hithatsmybike 8 years
chi chi..? really?
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