As you’re making your new year’s resolutions to lose weight, get fit, dress better I’d like you to read this: When Your Mother Says She’s Fat. Read it. Remember it.
This post really struck a chord with me and is exactly why Chloe will never hear me complain about my baby weight or bits of my body I’m less than thrilled with. It won’t stop me thinking these things but I won’t be sharing them with my baby girl!
I tell Chloe almost every day that’s she’s gorgeous. We have a little routine when I brush her hair and I say “Let me see you” and she replies “Gorgeous” – because I tell her she is, all the time. I don’t want my little girl to grow up worrying about the way she looks (although I know she will and this, to a point, is unavoidable). I’m not saying I don’t want to her to care about her appearance as for someone who loves fabulous shoes and make up as much as me that would be pretty hypocritical – I just don’t want her to be a slave to the scales, to obsess about food and to spend her whole life on a diet or looking in a mirror while life passes her by.
So in 2014 I will be working hard to get back to my “Wedding Weight” but I will also be working hard on making sure my girls know how beautiful they are both inside and out.