Lil Punk turns 6 later this month. She commented to me today, "I wish I could be skinny like T and E at daycare." My heart broke. She is not overweight. She is a solid little girl, very much like I was at that age, but not heavy.
Wtf? Really? At 5? This is so sad to me.
I talked to her about how she is beautiful and perfect the way she is. I told her that I was her size when I was little and I've grown up not to be heavy.
I don't think she's getting this from me but maybe? I try to have my kids eat healthy snacks, lots of fruit and fresh veggies but I don't comment that we're eating like this because we are overweight. I made a conscious decision to change our snacking about 3-4 years ago and its become part of our daily life now. Fruit snacks and other candy are a treat, not the norm.
I know little girls grow up quickly these days but its still sad for me.