Wednesday, 4 September 2013: One Hundred and Fifty Seven Days Old.
I’m in awe of Ayla’s tiny perfect body.
Funnily enough though it’s the things I love most about Ayla’s body that I dislike the most about mine.
Her skin is pale and beautiful, her thighs are chubby and dimply, and her belly is so round and soft.
It’s a terrible thing, but self doubt and poor body image is something every girl will face in life, its just hard to believe that Ayla too will doubt the skin she’s in.
I dread the day when my gorgeous baby girl comes home in tears because somebody called her “fat” or “twiggy” or “whitey” or any other accusation of imperfection they felt was worthy of ridicule.
Children can be cruel, but the judgement of ourselves and others doesn’t stop at school.
How on earth I can teach Ayla to love, accept and respect herself, and do unto others the same?