Thursday, July 28, 2011

Get Naked....

My daughter is such a hoot.


She has always loved to be nakey. She will get herself naked anywhere, even in public. I LOVE to put dresses on her but those are usually the outfits that come off easiest.


And it got me thinking. Sometimes i wish i could be like my daughter. Like a child. To not have a care in the world. She doesnt care if her thighs jiggle when she runs. She doesnt care if the girl living next door has prettier hair or more money. Of course alot of that is because she is 2 and isnt aware of all these things yet but you get my point. Braylee is fine to fun around naked and not care who see's. Now im not saying us adults need to start running around naked but more like the symbolism of it. Why is it SO hard for us to just be ourselves and not have a care in the world of what others think of us? Where did we go wrong? At what age do we start putting ourselves down and looking at what everyone else has and comparing ourselves? Where did it start?



I desperately want to figure it out and keep that from happening with my daughter. I know that with anything else in life, all we can do is teach our children wrong from right and teach them certain aspects in life and then all we can do after that point is hope for the best. Hope that all our nagging and disciplining and talking their ears off will have some effect of them.

But i think the greatest way to get through to our children is by being an example. How can we teach them one thing and do the complete opposite?

I came across a post by Casey Wiegand about scars. You can find it {{ hErE }}. And it really hit me. Now i dont have a C-section scar but my stomach is COVERED, from under my boobs all the way to my mid thighs, with huge, deep, dark, stretch marks. I even have them on top of my shoulders, in my arm pits, and even on my jaw bone. How that happened i do not know. Of course i know they aren't pretty, but i have learned to embrace them. I really dont care. I look at them as pregnancy battle wounds (i had a HORRIBLE pregnancy) that were all worth it so that i could bring my pride and joy into this world. I still wear tank tops even though i have stretch marks on my shoulders. I still wear short shorts even though i have stretch marks on my thighs. Now i dont wear bikinis but if i had the body, bet your toosh i would.


Why should i have to hide? Why should i have to worry about what my body looks like for other people. I accept them and i could care less if you accept them or not. I didnt always accept my pregnancy scars. But after a while i got tired of hiding. I got tired of not being able to wear half my clothes due to a stretch mark showing.

Im not perfect. Im far from it. But i am trying to train myself to love me for who i am. Even if i really dont love certain things about myself, i want to pretend i do so that i can be that example for my baby girl. And maybe after a while of pretending.. I really will :)

I did a similar post were you can link up :)
find that link {{ HeRe }}

7 comments:

Nikki Darlin' said...

My daughter loves to be naked too. it makes me wanna take pictures of her and make some of those cute naked baby post cards.

hoLLy said...

i'm with your daughter-it is pretty fun to just run around naked(not that i do..but i'd love to:) hahaha.

and i have lots of "battle scars" too. 4 kids...one of which was over 9 pounds...did it to me. oh well. it was worth it:)

The Tiny Team said...

Have you ever read, "Lies Women Believe"? I am reading it with friends right now and it is the most powerful book we've read. It is transformnig us, how with think about our selves, and the very fabric of how we will raise our kids. Your post made me think of it, and how we feel sad, nervoud, scared and many other negative emotions because we are being bombared by lies and believing them as truth. Check it out, ask a friend to read it to you. GET READY FOR THE BEST THING EVER!

xo,
Amy

Erin A said...

Hi there!

I'm a first time visitor to your blog, I love it!! Your daughter is so precious and her pictures are beautiful!!

I completely agree about your comments about scars and stretch marks. They are part of us and have made us who we are, we should embrace them and be proud of them! And being "naked" is only one of the things we can learn from our toddlers who live life without abandon!!

Thanks for your comments on my blog!! Life with a 3 year old and a newborn is getting easier, but it certainly is harder than with just 1. I Just when I thought I had it all figured out (with my son) I've discovered I'm back at square one with my little girl and learning the balance of the two. But my joys are multiplied with both of them, I feel like I'm having my cake and eating it too. A baby to snuggle and a toddler who is capable of understanding reason and going potty on the potty. You'll be able to do it when the time comes!!!

Have a great week!!
XO
Erin

amy@agoodlife said...

beautiful post! i wish i could keep parker that innocent & confident & untainted forever too. i will probably cry the first time i see his feelings get truly hurt.

Kaitlyn said...

My son never went through that stage lol. but, i have to agree children are so carefree. More of the world needs to be like that.
In our sea of love

the lowes said...

sooo so sweet and fun..and so true. I love it and love that you described your heart so well...it is so impt to learn to not care, but also so hard. love your sweet blog btw!!

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