Mom Gave The Perfect Answer To Her Daughter Why Stretch Marks And Big Belly Are No Reason To Be Shy
Allison Kimmey is a mother of two children. Both of her pregnancies have influenced her body condition, but the confident woman isn’t shy about her postpartum flaws.
The woman never concealed that after the second birth she gained extra weight. Moreover, she isn’t ashamed of wearing bikini at all. Of course, Allison was once scared of being laughed at, but at one beautiful moment she said to herself: “Enough.”
On one occasion, she was enjoying her well-deserved vacation with her family. Allison was relaxing by the pool. She was indifferent to people’s opinions about her imperfect body. However, she suddenly heard an unexpected question from her younger daughter:
Why is your tummy big mama?
We are sure anybody would have felt uncomfortable in this situation. However, Allison was ready for such a conversation with her kid! She took advantage of the moment and explained to her daughter how she loves her body imperfections!
The woman then shared her inspirational conversation with her Facebook followers. She believes that her post will be useful to many young mothers.
Allison recalls the conversation with her daughter at the pool:
Her: Why is your tummy big mama?
Me: What do you mean baby?
Her: These lines, mama. (Pointing to stretch marks on my tummy)
Me: Oh those are my stretch marks!
Her: Where do they come from?
Me: Well when I was a little older than you, I got some stripes when I grew really fast! And some of these stripes are from when I had you growing in my tummy.
Her: (Looking inquisitively)
Me: They are shiny and sparkly, aren't they pretty?
Her: Yes, I like this one the best, it's so glittery. When can I get some?
Me: Oh you will get your glitter stripes when you get a little bit older baby!
The way we talk with children about our body is of great importance! They ask and listen – we talk and explain!
It depends on you how they treat themselves and other people. Will you continue to hide behind a mask just because society calls stretch marks a shame? Or do you teach your child the right attitude toward “imperfections?”
It is important to understand body quirks aren’t necessarily flaws! We should all follow Allison’s example.
Share this woman’s wise explanation with your family and friends. Let everyone know that beauty isn't dependent on the opinions of others! Do you agree? Share your opinions in the comments.