My 2 oldest girls love to play with my camera, I found the above picture among the 100+ they recently took of each other. I love it! It reminds me of a picture from the 70's, could be a postcard or something, there is something very nostalgic in it for me. I love looking at the photos they take, it's like having a little insight into what they are thinking or a little bit of how they see each themselves. I think it is safe to say that these 2 don't have any self confidence issues!
I wish I could say the same for my youngest. At 7 years old she is over 80lbs. She is a big girl, size 5 shoes (ladies size 5/6) and wears a size 10/12 clothing. She is very tall. She lost about 10lbs when she got her tonsils out but has gained that weight back. I have to say that I was not happy about how much weight she lost, that is too much for a little girl to lose in a week! My hubby told her the other day that she had to watch what she eats, this was after her 3rd snack for the evening, ending it with a Cinnamon bun, and she burst into tears mumbling "you think I am fat". J was very quick to explain that he didn't mean that she was fat but that it is not healthy to eat so much junk food, especially in 1 night! the next night I took the girls bowling and to Boston Pizza for dinner and Foo actually wanted to order the kids salmon dinner with veggies...and water to drink.... NOT a normal...well my child normal dinner! I was happy about the water and even the veggies but I knew why she was ordering this dinner and I have to say that it broke my heart. It's not her fault that she is a little over weight...she doesn't buy the groceries or steals the money to go to the corner store for a slushy. This being said she is a 7 year old girl who is going to be tall, according to doubling her height when she was 3 she will be 6'1" tall! however teaching her healthy habits is important and for the most part I have gotten a lot better! this does slack off when I am busy, and well I am busy a lot. I find it a hard balance to NOT create an eating phobia and be proactive in their eating habits! I was restricted A LOT and I learned to sneak! like even skipping VBS with my sister and taking our "offering" money to the 7-11 buying candy and sitting in the park till we knew VBS was over and it was safe to walk home again! terrible!!! My mom was a health nut, she still is! my dad is not and would sneak us candy and we LOVED it when my grandmother came b/c she always brought us a coffee crisp chocolate bar and a bag of twizzlers. I even remember eating my mothers baking chocolate! anything to get the craved sugar into my system. I had quite a stash in my bedroom stuffed in the back of my closet. My mom would end up finding out I had eaten sugar b/c I always got a really really bad stomach ache after! So I have been afraid of doing the same thing, maybe swung too far the other way which is usually what happens when fear is dictating your decisions. Hopefully I will find the balance there soon!
wasn't really expecting to post all that! I was going to post some ramblings about what we have been doing this summer and how the store is doing but there you have it, a true lala all over the place post!