Girl Insecurities

The other night Supergirl was in the middle of her bath when she suddenly asked “Mom–what’s your favorite part of your body?” Yikes!! All the insecurities I’ve ever had about my body jumped into my throat so I really wasn’t able to answer her question. Instead I said “hmmmmm, I need to think a second, what’s your favorite part of your body?” She responded “I like my eyes because they can see everything—oh, and my nose and mouth because they smell and talk and eat—oh, my ears, too, so I can hear.”

I was dumbfounded. It was such an honest and beautiful answer, where do we lose that? When did I start caring more about my eyes being crooked than the fact that I can SEE… Or more about my nose being puggy than the fact that I can SMELL…. What has happened to me?

I look at my children and can’t help but think about how beautiful they both are. However, what I want them to know is that it is not the beauty I see with my eyes that makes them so incredible. So so so much more.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erin
    Nov 25, 2009 @ 09:37:57

    You are so right! It is amazing the way children see the world. We could learn a lot from them.

    Reply

  2. jen gafford
    Jan 24, 2010 @ 16:32:17

    You should publish this to a magazine!!!

    Reply

  3. Amy
    Mar 20, 2010 @ 11:19:29

    Love this!

    Reply

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