One of the things we as women worry about when becoming a mom is the toll that it takes on our bodies. Nothing is ever quite the same again.
Flat tummies are gone, boobs are saggier, stretch marks are present, wrinkles multiply. Sure with exercise, gym and effort we can tone, trim, flattern and harden our bodies again. But should we place all this pressure on ourselves? Or is this how we are supposed to be? Is the process of becoming a mom, one of changing our bodies to be ready for the task.
You only have to have a 3year old crawl onto your lap, snuggling against the soft saggy boobs we bemoan, stroking your flabbier far from washer board stomach, and looking up into your eyes “Mommy I love cuddling with you, you are so soft”
This was the same boy who said I was still fat after the baby was born and asked if I was growing another baby. I told him no I was not growing another baby, but that Mommies are supposed to be soft so we can cuddled and love and snuggle them better, that mommies have beautiful bodies. I want to teach my children from young to value a normal looking worman’s body. I hope the media does not corrupt them totally as they get older.
I wish the media would focus less on the perfect billboard figure, that we all feel depressed at never being able to achieve, and focus on the rounded, softened, beautiful figure of a soft mother perfect as she is.
I think some of the artists and ancient goddess sculpture have a much better idea of what mothers should be like