shirt- babybird vintage
Oh hey! Here is my post baby body in all it's glory. Believe it or not it is the same as my pre-baby body. I should say my pre-Rosie body. Pre-Lilly I was pretty skinny... and 22. And even then I weighed about 10lbs more then I did in high school. After Lilly I never regained my "pre-baby body" and it took me a while to be ok with that but here is the deal- I have a woman's body now. If I had my pre-baby body it would basically be my high school body. I was an adolescent in high school.
I have MAJOR beef with the term high school skinny. In case you're not familiar (yeah right) it is a term used in a lot of magazines and different "health" publications (and lots of women) as the end goal of dieting or exercising. To be as thin as you were in high school. DO YOU REALIZE HOW INSANE THAT IS!?! You were an adolescent in high school. A child. Why would anyone's goal be to look like a child? And as a mother of little girls this message kind of makes me feel sick. Are we telling our daughters that you are only beautiful as a child? Is that what we want to tell them that men want? Children? No. Gross.
We mature so much in our early twenties. Physically, intellectually and emotionally. I don't think anyone would ever say "I want to be high school smart." Let's be proud of the women we are. Our minds. Our spirits. And our bodies.
Please ladies, let's ban that phrase from our vocabulary. I want to be a woman. And no matter what size that means for me- I am proud of it.
ps- I want to clarify that I'm not saying that you have to have curves to be a woman. As a wise lady said: it’s my vagina that makes me a “real woman”, not the size of my pants.
double ps- thanks to Rachele for the inspiration.