Thursday, April 09, 2009

The twins

One of the indignities of the two miscarriages is that my breasts managed to grow in the short time I was pregnant--and then stayed there. To some people, this would be a positive, but here's a point of reference: I'm just now back to my old size and it required losing fifteen pounds overall... and my current size is a D-cup.

This is not a post on insecurities about body image. I have plenty of that, but not connected with my rack. I actually think I have a nice rack. (Topic #1 for those of you who've met me: Yay or Nay?)

Anyway, my style of dressing is not particularly revealing, but it does tend to accent my assets. Though to be fair, it would take more effort and consideration to hide them.

Here's my current dilemma. I have a tutoring student, a male teen. And while our sessions do include a good amount of productive explanation and drilling, I'm pretty sure his eyes wander every time we're not focused on a specific line of text. Even when I'm wearing a non-descript t-shirt.

Either I don't usually attract this sort of attention or I'm just less attuned to adults who may be a bit more subtle in their gaze, but this is new to me.


Naomi said...

Comes with the territory. I've been tutoring teenagers for well over 15 years. It's just what they do!

Aliki2006 said...

I think Naomi is right--you just get desensitized over time. I used to be so self-conscious about how I dressed/looked when I stood up in front of a class. Now I just don't care too much anymore. My students will always judge me now and again for how I dress/look--I just block it out!

Mouse said...

The funny thing is that I never thought about this when teaching middle/high school classes and didn't notice anything of this sort with the male student I tutored last year. So it surprises me that I've been so aware of this.

Lisa b said...

If you look me up on 'rate my teacher' there is a reference to my 'low cut tops'. Ever seen me in such a thing? I like TURTLENECKS.
As the others have noted - teenaged boys are pervs. It is nothing to do with you, so what if you have a nice rack?