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 too...so 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 blast....my 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?