I'm sorry a kid said something mean to you like that at the pool.
Do you talk with your own son about fitness and weight issues? I talk to my son about it openly and how hard weight loss & exercise can be for people who struggle with it. He is very thin and his sister too so they wouldn't automatically understand since it isn't an issue for them...but I don't want them to feel awkward or unprepared if someone said something to them about my weight and I also don't want them to be insensitive to others in the way that kid was to you.
I think my son really understands better now. I'm his mom, so it wasn't that he ever was bothered by my weight...it is just normal to him, but I do know it made him feel better about his own struggles (he has Aspergers) to see that even though my struggles are different than his it isn't like he is alone in the world in having struggles to deal with.
Be the mom with all the toys (they can be from the $1 store) and for a $5 investment no one and no kid will be looking at your swimsuit or weight...they will only see fun kids with toys to play with and the mom who brought them to the pool will be automatically thought of as the nice mom.
| current weight: 240.0