On some random Tuesday evening when I was i n the fifth grade, I went to bed a flat-chested tomboy who reluctantly answered to the nickname Larry and woke up Wednesday morning half a woman. Just half because overnight my right boob had decided to grow. Not the left one, mind you, just the right side. The left one was still stuck in preadolescence, yearning for stuffed teddy bears, Roald Dahl novels and a competitive game of dodgeball. The right one had moved on to Judy Blume. Yet I knew this was not going to go unnoticed at school.
Just because we breastfeed doesn't mean we know what's going on with our boobs every minute of the day. We've all had to be told by a kind friend that we're leaking through our shirts, and we've all stepped out of the shower only to notice two fountains of milk shooting out of our nipples. So to those of us who've been there, it's no surprise that Zoe Hendrix had no clue what was going on with her breasts during an innocent day at the beach. The Australian mom and reality TV star posted a photo to Instagram that clearly showed why she was getting more than a few curious looks. I wondered why I got a few stares at the pool that day.