Okay, so it’s Summer now. Time for shorts, flip flops (sneakers, if you’re me), tank tops.. and the BEACH! If you’re going on vacation, the biggest worry beforehand, besides the lodging, is your wardrobe. What are you going to wear? Which swimsuit can you rock? Do you even have one yet?!
The other day, I admit that I looked up “good bathing suits to wear with stretch marks on your belly,” and I ran across a blog of a MOMMY who shamed on ANOTHER MOMMY for having pride in wearing a two-piece because of the stretch marks she had on her belly. Grrrrrr that made me SO mad – I was almost tempted to create an account on BabyCenter just to put her in her place.
First of all @anchormommy from BabyCenter, anyone can choose to wear whatever they want to wear and if they have the confidence (NOT cockiness..that’s different) to rock a two-piece with a baby belly then LEAVE THEM ALONE. Some of you mothers were BLESSED to not get stretch marks from having children. But look.. we were ALL BLESSED to be able to give birth, right? So why are you at the beach worrying about what another woman is wearing? Why are you judging someone else? Aren’t you there to have a good time with your kids just like the rest of us stretch-mark-having-family-prioritizing-mothers are?
Ladies – mothers – gentlemen – fathers – children – EVERYBODY! If you have stretch marks or any flaws at all in your appearance… FLAUNT IT! Don’t be ashamed of who you are, especially not because of immature young-minded judgmental human beings – they don’t deserve your sadness and their opinion is worth nothing.
Next time I’m at the beach – I plan to wear my two-piece and people like @anchormommy from BabyCenter can count the damn stretch marks on my stomach for all I care.
HAPPY SUMMER WORDPRESS!