I took my kids to the indoor pool this morning. I wore my one piece Miracle suit with a tank-top over it.
The kids are pool rats and we frequently organize play-dates with other mothers. Weight ALWAYS comes up. Why is it that after having a baby – weight always comes up in conversation? It’s uncomfortable! I want to enjoy watching my three year old Lola pretend she is Ariel and my five year old Jay cannon balling into the water. I’m not there half naked to discuss weight. “What is she doing to keep the weight off?” “What do you eat?” “Are you doing yoga?” “Did you hear, she had a tummy tuck?” Seriously, I can’t stand it.
I stepped away from the mothers and watched Lola. I am in love with my children. Head over heels in love. Lola is standing under a huge water spout in the zero depth water feature. Imagine a 10 foot water spout. She is standing directly under it holding her sweet floral swimsuit open at the top. The water slowly accumulates in her suit. The suit grows and grows until it finally can’t expand any more. She looks up at me with a huge satisfied smile, “Mama, look at me! Look how FAT this tummy is. LOOK!” The air in her suit makes it appear she is 8 months pregnant with twins. She is beaming. She is jumping up and down, “I am fat. Yippee!!! I am fat. Look at me MAMA, I am FAT!!!” She dives underwater and as she comes up for air her belly disappears (if it was only that simple). Her smile disappears too. “I want to be FAT again. I’m going to do it again.”
Ahhh, to be three years old.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!