Sunday, July 29, 2007

Body Image

I recently had a discussion with a family member about body image. We discussed things about our bodies that we don't like, and some things that make us feel insecure. There are many things about our bodies that we can find fault with. Birth marks, stretch marks, moles, scars, breast size etc. I spent some time thinking about this and I have come to a couple of conclusions. The first one is, there are few people that need to see us naked in this world. Your husband, mother and your doctor when necessary. With that being said I have to wonder why as women we spend so much obsessing over these things. Number one: Your husband loves your body(and even if he doesn't it's too late now). Your doctor doesn't give a crap about your stretch marks. Your mother hasn't seen you naked in years so that's not a problem either. We are the ones that stand in front of a mirror criticizing every flaw and blemish. Why do we do this? Like we don't enough to worry about with trying to work, raise kids, and deal with global warming. A few months ago my youngest daughter (who is eight) informed me that I am the prettiest mommy ever. I always look pretty. Except for when I am mad and when I am naked. But nobody looks good when they are naked. That really makes things a whole lot simpler. So I have decided to adopt her philosophy.
Rule number two: Apparently being angry makes me ugly so this is to be avoided at all costs.
So from now on I refuse to feel bad about my imperfect body because nobody else looks good naked either. Hope this brightens your day as it did mine.

1 comment:

Kim said...

Have you ever seen a man do jumping jacks naked???? ewwwwwwwwww is all I am sayin