Ok y’all, let’s talk about something serious. There is this pretty little girl, whom I love VERY much, that listens to EVERYTHING I say…
EVERYTHING. Even the not so nice things…
Tonight we had our monthly girl’s night. We got mani/pedis, we went out to our favorite Mexican restaurant for dinner, and then to TCBY for dessert. It was all of Sass’s favorite things: pretty nails, cheese dip, and chocolate ice cream. It was great!
Our dinner conversation was about school, the dentist (we had a check up today), what the boys (Dad and brother) were up to, pre-k graduation, and one surprising topic.
My 5-year-old told me that she needed to quit eating sugar.
I’m sorry, what? She’s 5! Sugar should be one of her favorite food groups…
I proceeded with caution
Me: Why do you think you need to quit sugar?
Sass: Because too much sugar will give me cavities.
Sass: and because it will make me fat.
Me: WHAT?!! You DO NOT have to worry about that! You are perfect and beautiful!
I wanted to keep asking her why she would say something like that, but I didn’t have to. I knew exactly where she learned that three-letter word… from yours truly..
Damn! Sometimes I feel like the worst parent in the world! I really try hard to not make body critical comments in front of the kids, but I’m apparently not that good at keeping it bottled up.
I NEVER wanted my sweet baby girl to look at herself in the mirror the way I look at myself in the mirror. I want her to look at herself and feel strong, feel beautiful, feel confident, and feel important. She is all of those things. I am all of those things. We are ALL all of those things.
So here goes nothing… this is me. This is my “before” picture.
(I will be continuing weekly photos on my Facebook page to show my total body transformation)
I’m ready to teach my little girl that I am proud of myself and that it’s okay to work for something. It’s okay to believe in yourself. It’s okay to be YOU.
So baby girl, this one’s for you. I want to be a fit and healthy momma for you.