My boobs were my tools of the trade for almost 20 months.

Once my youngest daughter weaned herself from the Magical Boob Juice, the fun really began!

(And by fun we all know I mean chaos!)

Pull up a chair, sit a while, read a few pages.

Keep and open mind and a joyful heart and you too can get pumped into the world of The Milk Maid.


Out Of The Mouths Of Babes

A few weeks ago my pal K came into town for a little teacher's learning seminar deal. After picking her up from her hotel we drive back to my casa for an evening of fun! I made K wait in the car while I went in to pick up Faith that afternoon from my parent's house. My mother is classified as a scary encounter on a good day, even for me- I couldn't throw a new friend whom she's never met to the wolves on the first visit.

Faith was excited to meet my new buddy from Texas and she bounded down the steps and ran to my SUV. Faith plopped right into the backseat and skipped her usual stiff glare and apprehension towards new people. An explosion of blabber erupted from Faith. K noted that Faith looked so much like me, and before I could interject my usual, "Well yes, but you should see her father" line Faith blurted out something to the effect of:

It's like a cloning experiment! We both look just like mommy!

K laughed. I blushed a little, but I knew exactly where Faith had gotten that line from. Not only do my kiddos look like me, they freakin' repeat everything I say verbatim.

The night went on and I indulged K in a few old photo books from when Faith was a baby, when Ava was a baby, my wedding... and then I showed her MY photos-- baby pictures right on through high school. She kept giving me this look, like damn they are clones.

She asked me why I'd never blogged the pics before, and I told her that I did once but it was many moons ago.

So for your viewing pleasure (and some comic relief) here are a few photos of Faith and Ava as babies along with me, The Milk Maid, from once upon a time... I apologise in advance for the poor photo quality, my scanner is down and these are photos of photos! I will let everyone guess who is who on the first few numbered shots!










The Milk Maid always styles in overalls!

For B&K... You know the krimped look was IN (I swear this is as geeky as I got)!

I just proved myself wrong... this is a whole other level of geekatude!


I made up for it a little in high school though...


Any one want to wager a guess on my age in this photo?


--The Milk Maid says smooch it!


Candace said...

A, I looove your pics. Honey, the clones part....dead ringer. YOU, have very strong genes, my friend! Hey, and that is a compliment because you are a pretty lady!
Now, about the age..hmmm, glamour shot image & I will say....17-18? Am I close?????

my cowgirl alter-ego said...

This is why you don't need a boy. Those pics wouldn't be the same with a peepee.

I know who each are, so I'm not spoiling it!

Michell said...

I don't know who each are although the pics that look older would be you. I'd guess the first one is Faith. Oh and the glamour shot of you I'd guess you were about 15. My sis did one of those at 13 and they made her look 20.

twondra said...

Wow you guys really are clones! That's amazing. :) Thanks for sharing!!

Heather said...

OH My you 3 do look alike!! Yes you do need a boy!! You guys might not be the same!
But from the looks of the pictures I could be wrong!!
Love the pics thanks for sharing!!

Marcy "meg" said...

You 3 all look so much alike... so beautiful!

B said...

All of you look a little ornery to me! I'd say you were about 12 in the glamour shot! tsk tsk tsk!You were totally pimping tht crimped hair the shoulder pads in the other! : )

babybound said...

HOLY CRAP!! I have a glamor shots picture that looks JUST LIKE THAT! I mean really....we look like sister in them hahahhaah.

My guess is you're 16. That's how old I was hahah.

indigoscot said...

ok, for those who think a baby boy aradia wouldn't look like her, i say HA! with genes as strong as those i bet a boy would be another in the clone series. baby indigoscot looks JUST like me. my baby photos and his are scarily alike. :)

Becky said...

Dude, that sweater is damn sexxy. You should wear it

And hey, now I'm jealous. I freaking want my kids to look like it was *I* alone who birthed them rather than being clones of their fathers.