In which my three year old tells me I have a big bottom.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
There we were sitting down to supper as a family. I had gotten up to refill my water when our three year old said, "Mommy has a big bottom!"
Okay, my vanity was hurt a little. In spite of losing 14 pounds (9 since focusing these past 6 weeks), I was still just as self-conscious.
She followed up with, "The kids have tiny bottoms. Mommy has a big, big bottom!"
I quietly walked to the other room to laugh at the hilarity of it. Then for a minute I cried at the honest comment from my blunt, but very innocent little girl.
It doesn't matter what size bottom I have. I am working on a healthy life, and doing it in babysteps. All the little decisions every day to make the right choices say more about me than the size of my bottom depicted by a three year old.
In fact, this goes beyond three year olds. This goes for every time I'm conscious of being the fat girl in the room. This isn't about looking good, though being fit is a nice bonus. This is about feeling good, being healthy, and having the strength to make good decisions over and over again, creating a habit.
Anybody, ANYBODY can decide to take control of their health one step at a time. This is so much bigger than my bottom size right now.
That's my self pep talk today and I'm sticking to it.