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More self-image building

Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

The last couple days have delivered a significant hit to my self image. Yes, the truth hurts, whether you’re lame or not.

The first blow came from the daughter, still young enough for this to be a little cute.  I was lying on my side and from behind me Jenn informs me that she thinks the baby is in my butt.  Ha ha ha.  She’s cute and funny and we all laughed.

The second blow?  Jake was playing 20 questions with someone and as a way of ascertaining how big the item was, he asked, “Is it bigger than my mom?” Not bigger than a bread box; not bigger than a school bus.  No. He wondered if it was bigger than I am. Ach. Fortunately the item in question was an airplane, so there was an obvious answer.

The final and most stinging blow? Husband was walking me from lunch to a cab. I was limping a little because I had gone to physical therapy that morning for an ankle issue and felt VERY out of sorts. I mentioned this.

Me:  (limping) Maybe I should wear a sign so people don’t think I’m walking like this just because I’m pregnant.

Supportive husband:  Yeah. It could say “Fat and gimpy.”


He always knows just what to say.


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  • On May 4, 2011 at 8:10 am Jane Geller said

    you were a mom of two little ones sporting a bikini (and looking great) last summer – you’ll be back there soon enough.


    • On May 4, 2011 at 12:17 pm jillaustin said

      Oh dear, how many miller lites did we have? It was definitely a mom-kini. Now there’s a good post idea…


  • On May 4, 2011 at 11:25 am cousin said

    Husbands. This sounds similar to when my beloved was trying to get me into the pool with him during our vacation. His exact words were “You should come in!! I wonder if you’re more buoyant. Because fat floats, you know.” This comment was also met with silence.


    • On May 4, 2011 at 12:15 pm said

      Oh Cousin, your adorable husband seems to have a faulty filter. But he can learn. (You know how they rub puppies’ noses in their pee when they have an accident? You get the idea…)


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