Your kids don’t care what your body looks like

Whether you had children this year or 30 years ago, I’m pretty sure you’ll want the same thing as I (and practically every Mama I know) want.

We want to feel good about ourselves. We want to feel more confident and strong.

I was getting out of the shower this morning when my two year old came bounding in.

With THE biggest grin on his gorgeous little face he shouted with pure joy “MUMMY!!!!!” as soon as he laid eyes on me.

Wobbly bits jiggling about while I dried myself, hair dripping wet and not a scrap of make up on my tired, wrinkly and in-desperate-need-of-sun face.

He was literally bursting with excitement to see me.

He didn’t seem to care that my tummy should be a bit flatter, or that my arms could do with a bit more tone. He didn’t seem to notice that the tops of my thighs are just that bit too big.

Isn’t it time we looked at ourselves through their eyes, girls?

What we represent to them is so much more than our body.

We are love, safety, fun, excitement, knowledge and nourishment.

All those things are beautiful.

We are beautiful.

And our kids think so.

I’m going to try and see myself through his eyes. They have a better perspective than mine.

And he’s only two.

My god, I’m screwed.

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