Saturday, June 25, 2011

Swimming or the Sidelines?

Happy Saturday!  I had a great day :)  Alex and I took Julia to Waterworks and had a blast.  My mom and dad had us over for after that for yummy barbeque. 

Even though I overall enjoyed today, the beginning was a little rough.  We decided to take Julia to the waterpark and at first the plan was for Alex to play with her in the pool while I sat by and read.  I decided that I wanted to be able to play I started to try on the swimsuits in my drawer.  UGH.  Bad idea.  They were too small.  So being in a grump mood, I told Alex that I needed to go and buy a new swimsuit.  His response was "go buy one" but I thought his tone was saying "you don't really need one or need to spend the money."

Once I opened up and told him how I was feeling, he was more than supportive about taking Julia to the park while I got a bathing suit and met up with them later.  He's the best :) 

Here's why it was such a big deal to me....I don't want Julia to see my imperfect body keeping me from living my life to it's fullest.  I don't want her to not be confident in her own skin.  How children view themselves can be correlated to how they see their parents act.  I want to teach her how to have confidence in herself, to enjoy life and not just sit on the sidelines.  PLUS I don't want to miss out on having fun with my child!

So I found a bathing suit and we had a only regret is not asking Alex to take some action shots of me and Julia in the pool ;)  Oh well, lesson learned.

How do you teach your children confidence?



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