Body Image: A Metamorphosis of Epic Proportion

Written by Emily

I took this picture last year. My girl put on a fancy dress because it was sunny and a perfect day for spinning.


My eyes burn when I see this picture, her arm still soft with the memory of her baby body, her knuckles still dimpled. So much can happen in a year.

Her body stretched and grew taught, her legs straightened, her hair filled in at the temples. A little girl body replaced the baby one, and the rolls I so loved to kiss tightened and began to disappear. In the nighttime hush, I choke up at the loss of my baby but smile at the little girl she’s becoming: a metamorphosis of epic proportion.

I thought these were the changes only a mommy notices when the lights are low and nostalgia comes knocking. I thought she was too little still for her to see that her reflection had changed.

But then she wrapped herself in her karate belt and said, “Mommy, aren’t I skinny?”


Today, we’re featured on Mamalode, and we couldn’t be more excited! Please click on the image of my twirling little one to read the post about how Skinny made its first appearance.

Categories: Emily, Family

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2 replies

  1. Great post – I love how you told her all of the good things she is – all of the qualities that are on the inside, and not the outside. But yes, Skinny will come back. Hopefully Skinny will be replaced with Healthy. 🙂


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