I Love My Boobs and Bum

boobs1No matter what body size or shape you are, when you’re a kid someone will tease you about it.  I’m extremely tall for a girl, in fact I was told at school by my teacher that I was the perfect height for the average flag pole.   But I come from a family of tall people, tall people that are proud to be tall.  But I wasn’t teased for being tall, I was teased for being thin.  Honestly I looked like a broomstick with arms.  No matter how much I ate (and boy could I eat – still can) – I was painfully thin.  I used to be called ‘Annorex-ohh’ ‘Bean Pole’ and ‘Olive Oil’ .  But I was thin just like my Mum and her Mum before her. All my brothers and sisters are tall.  Genetics.  Not much you can do about them.

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It wasn’t until I had a baby that I finally started to fill out – all of a sudden I had BOOBS, and a BUM.  And I’ve honestly never been so happy.  Clothes fit me better, it’s more comfy to sit.  I love how pregnancy has transformed my figure from little girl to woman.  I don’t care that my tummy is a little soft – I see it as proof that life lived there and flourished.  I love my bum – it’s squishy and gives hubby something to grab.  Of course being a woman there are parts I’m not so excited about- my ‘Bye Bye arms’.  I call them that because when I wave ‘Goodbye’ to someone – they wave too!  Not too keen on the varicose veins or the hemorrhoid’s either.  But all in all – I’m really happy with my body.

I don’t believe in scales, I wear what I want to wear – in the size that I want.  If something doesn’t fit – I go up a size – as long as I still feel marvellously womanly – and am still healthy and active – I really don’t give a toss what those numbers mean.  They will never make my happy, not like a cute dress and glass of bubbly can!  I love wearing fancy underwear, even if no one ever sees it – makes me feel good from the inside out.  And you never know when you’ll get hit by a bus!

My son quite often gives me a cuddle and says ‘You’ve got a really BIG bum Mummy’ -in that cheeky little 5yo voice. And I always reply – ‘Why thank you my little darling, I LOVE my big bum.  Maybe you’ll have a big bum when you grow up!’.  Giggling often ensues.

I think my positive body image comes from my family, we never discussed or made an issue of size or shape.  My sisters and I never had an eating disorder – unless you count eating pasta for every meal for a week or having two serves of potatoes in a single meal.  Our mother always told us to look after the little voice inside and everything on the outside will be okay.

Just thought I’d share!

xx Freda

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Guest Blog by Freda McFishntackle, Freda (or Federica for short) is a mother of two from Queensland with a wry sense of humour and a mortgage you could trip over.  Admittedly terrible with money, it’s her goal to get back on track in 2011/12/13/14. 

 

 

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