"Look at us! We're extended nursers and we're pretty normal," I want to exclaim! We do all of the same things you do! We put our pants on the same way, we take vacations at the beach, we fight, we play, we laugh, we even fail on the regular! In other words, we are no more or less perfect than "regular" nursing mothers or even non-nursing mothers. We all love our kids well and hard and are trying our best to do right by them.
Extended nursing is not glamorous. Nor is it is not something I feel I need to share with everyone (although that seems to be what I'm doing right now). As a matter of fact, it rarely, if ever, comes up in conversation with girlfriends or acquaintances and I'll usually only divulge my experience if asked, or if it's appropriate to the topic at hand.