The week has been an extensive ego boost so far.
The decline in my body confidence that started over the weekend with my daughters reference to my hairy rear has reached boiling point tonight with my eldest child.
Which is ironic really – since I spent yesterday at a photo shoot for a national newspaper for an article designed to empower women to lift weight rather than follow silly diets.
Yesterday I was a leader, confident in my skin, a bad ass on a barbell.
Today my first born twin smashed me right back down to earth…..
We were all enjoying a beautiful evening meal cooked by myself.
I had made my favourite cannabeassed meal. Chicken goujons (not nuggets – this is important), jacket potato (not chips), and cheese and beans (Heinz – obviously)
We were cheerily eating away, sharing amusing tales of our individual day – enjoying “family” time.
Then the eldest chirped up.
“Mum, did you give me an extra nugget,”
I speedily sought to correct her,
“Goujon, darling” I said, nuggets usually signify a complete can’t be fecked attitude in the home. Goujons raise that standard a little.
“And yes, I gave you an extra one because I know you love them.”
She beamed – a rare thing for a thirteen year old girl. But then a cloud of worry floated over her beautiful features.
“I don’t want to get fat tho mummy. I do weigh a lot ”
Scowling and prepare to launch into a spiel about body confidence – I turned to my offspring and said,
“Don’t be daft, I weigh at least 20kg more than you.”
To which she replied.
“True and you aren’t fat except for the baby flubba.”
“You know the stuff that came from having kids”
“The flubba stuff..”
“You know, round your belly…”
“that all mums get, umm, except those who you train with,who have abs?”
“Did they give birth through the hole? Not the sun roof – is that why they don’t have the flubba….”
She was like a wind up toy straight from a fresh twist – her mouth kept moving, the words kept falling out…..
My youngest, (the one who identified “the hair”,) leaned into me and snuggled in.
“Don’t be silly mummy, ignore her – I love your flubba!”
Can’t wait to see what the rest of the week will bring….
Have a good one
Jane (Still surprisingly single….)