Often times I find myself in our master bathroom while the kiddos are just outside the door, bouncing on my bed. I don't know what it is with kiddos and jumping on beds? When is it that, that is no longer something fun to do???
Anyway...I'm in the bathroom and I hear Miss Peach ask The Little Man...
"Little Man, do I look fat???"
My. Jaw. Hit. The. FLOOR:O
Where did this come from? Why is my five year old asking my four year old if she looks fat???
I'm not sure if I over reacted or not. I walked into the bedroom and said...
"Miss Peach, why would you ask that? You are perfect, period, just perfect."
I didn't want to add "just the way you are" because I think that sounds kind of condescending...like the way you are is what you're stuck with so get used to it. I don't feel that way, and I don't want her to feel that way...so I didn't say it.
She said "My friend Janey is skinnier than me. I want to be as skinny as Janey."
I am at a complete. loss. How do I get my five year old girl to be happy with herself, period, herself?
Am I over reacting? Is this just the way it is when you raise a girl? Are we doomed to be dissatisfied with our weight and appearance, period?
Miss Peach and I were watching The Nate Berkus Show (for the first and last time) it caught her eye because they had a kiddo fashion show on. They were doing "celebrity kid makeovers" I couldn't get over how lame it was that Nate B. had a stylist on, showing us how to make our kids look like Gwen Stefani's kid, or Tom Cruise's kid, or Angelina Jolie's kid.
I got a better idea Nate...how 'bout if I let my kid look like my kid?!? If Miss Peach wants to wear leggings, and shorts, and Old Navy knock off Ugg boots...that is darn well what I'm going to let her wear. I'm certainly not going to encourage her look like Suri Cruise! They're kids...can we just let 'em be kids for as long as we can???
This whole topic bugs me...