This is a conversation with Reese over the weekend. We were discussing a place we had been a couple of years ago. I couldn't remember what she was trying to tell me.
Reese: "Remember, Mommy, it was when you were skinny?"
Me: After recovering from the shock. "Well what am I now?"
Reese: "A lil fat."
Nice! Honestly, we don't use the word fat in our house. I just try to avoid it at all costs. If we are talking about that topic, I always stick with healthy and unhealthy. I made that decision when Reese was a baby. I want to always encourage healthy habits and never want to throw out the word fat with her. I struggle with my own self image every day and I want to try so hard to keep her from that. I never want her to feel "a lil fat". If she is in a place where she feels unhealthy I want her to have the tools to get back to a healthy place. Society is so hard on girls/women. I want to be her safe place and cheerleader.
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