A lot of people might be jealous if they heard that even after giving birth to three kids, and despite the fact that I’m now in my thirties, that the very same adjectives which were used to describe my body 10 years ago could still be used to accurately describe my body today…
But they shouldn’t be jealous.
You see, what I may have left out is that those descriptive words, once so flattering, now do not hold the same allure as they once did.
Why you ask?
Well, although the words themselves are the same, and their meanings have obviously not changed, but the parts of my body that they accurately describe are now different.
Long before I had kids of my own, I had heard other women talking about how their body shape changed after kids. Women complained their weight had been redistributed, and even when they lost all the baby weight, everything seemed to have shifted.
I may not have understood exactly what that would mean for me before kids, but with each pregnancy, birth, and passing year I knew the shift all too well.
These adjectives were used to describe different parts my body at age 24, before kids and gravity took hold, and then those same words used to describe different parts of my body now, age 34, after 3 kids and the forces of nature altered my very being:
Alright, I admit it. This list isn’t totally accurate.
No one ever called my legs long and lean.
How about you? Can you relate? Have any other descriptive words for parts of your body then and now? If so, leave me a comment and let me know that my long, lean boobs and I are not alone!