my little lil will always be a heavier build but by no means is she fat. her diet is well balanced, not perfect but by no means is it full of junk food. so i dont feel guilty about her weight but she is starting to notice that others around her are skinny. the other day through tears and a shaky voice she said 'all i see is thin thin thin when i look at my friends and then i look at me and see fat' god i almost died on the spot! i have been assuring her that she is perfect and that all people have a little bit of a belly cause that is how god made us but it doesnt seem to make a difference. i am making a more concerted effort to say how much i love my body and keep all the thoughts i really have in my head. but i think that my past comments about my weight and mick checking the scales each week (he is worse than a woman about his weight cause he was heavily over weight all his youth) has created a child who is weight conscious.
i am curious to know how to change this very scary reality that is happening in my home. if you have any tips send them my way, one thing might just change her view. she gets lots of love and approval from me but i could always do more.
the photos are the most recent of her back at the end of january i cant see anything wrong with her. we used to call her bert newtons love child cause of her moon face but that is the only thing big about her. i just think she is lovely but i need to make her see that. i need to undo some of my parenting