‘She’s so big. How much does she weigh?’
Here is what I am asking. Please, please, please, never comment on my child or anyone else’s child’s weight and especially don’t do it in front of the child. My child is two, and I don’t think she understood, but she has two ears, that work very well. She picks up on a lot, and the only way I can get a good assessment [of] what she is picking up is when it is repeated. I don’t need this repeated, ever.
All she needs to think is that she is ‘so big’ when she is so young, vulnerable, and little.
My answer: she is healthy, she is happy, and she is perfect. Her weight is not her worth.
And the next time you think it’s okay to comment on anyone’s size. It’s not. So, don’t.
And believe it or not, I will miss those rolls when they go away. I will show her pictures and tell her how beautiful she was…because she is.”
**The post was written by Danielle Sherman-Lazar of Living A FULL Life. It originally appeared on her Facebook page.