Sore boobies are one of those pregnancy symptoms that are particularly hard to explain to a 3-year old, particularly when that 3 year old doesn't really know you're pregnant yet.
"You have sore boobies mummy?" enquired Little Red last night after I extricated myself from yet another mammary-crushing hug. "Did you trip over and fall on them?"
".... no.........." I said, completely at a loss of how to explain. "They're just sore".
Little Red: "And I can't touch them?"
Me: "No, darling."
Little Red: "Can Daddy touch them?"
Me: "Ah, no, I think your father has done enough already."
LIttle Red: (deep in thought) "Mummy."
Me: "Yes darling"
Little Red: "I think you'll have to go to the doctors. He will put the stets -a stope on your chest and your boobies will be all better."