Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Toddle Along Tuesday - "Pretty!"

Today you looked in the mirror, smiled, and said "pretty!"

It made me think back to my childhood, and how that was something I could never do. I was too distracted by all of my imperfections: pimples, bumpy nose, unmanageable eyebrows, and buck teeth {for many years}. I could never bring myself to look past the enumerable blemishes of my exterior and see through to the bright, kind, and pretty person I was on the inside.

As you read this - some 10, 15, 20+ years from today - I hope that you are finding that you cannot relate to my previous feelings of inadequacy. I hope that you can still see your reflection and find joy in it. That you can be proud of and happy with the person you have become, both on the outside as well as in.

Please remember, sweetheart, that how you feel about yourself is so much more important than the approval of anyone else.


So pretty.

My co-host for Toddle Along Tuesday this week is Megan from Denver Adventures and the topic is letter to your kid in the future! Let's see what you would like your little one to read in 10, 15, or 20+ years. There are no rules here, except that you link up a relevant post (old or new) rather than your whole blog.

Next week's topic is letter to your old self! I am very much looking forward to divulging to my pre-baby self the things I know now, and the things for which to prepare... ;)

If you like advance notice for TAT, check out the bottom right of my blog - topics for the next couple months are listed. Would you like to submit a topic idea and/or volunteer to co-host one week? E-mail me!

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