I took the big girls swimming earlier this week with a friend of mine. (The best neighbor in the entire universe kept Sadie…thanks Connie!) I had a baby on December 23rd and unlike Gwenyth Paltrow, Madonna and the rest of those skanks with a six-pack and a six-month-old…I DO NOT look like I’ve never had a baby. I am still trying to lose my baby weight. And I will, I’ve done it twice before, it just takes me some time and I have to WORK for every single pound. I’m talking Spin classes and weight training, people.
Anywho, so we’re at the pool and Aubrey hugs me and says, “Do you have a really big belly Mommy?” My sweet friend Courtney was like, “Nooooo! She doesn’t!” (I told you she was sweet, but she was also a little bit of a liar.) I took the opportunity to remind Aubrey that just a few short months ago there was a PERSON LIVING IN THERE!! Remember???
Aubrey: Will it ever be little again Mommy?
Good question, let’s hope so.
Me: Yes, baby. That is why Mommy goes to the gym to exercise. To be healthy and help my tummy get smaller.
As I mentioned, we went to Target today to blow some birthday money. I make the girls share gift cards and we stretch them out over the entire summer, so as a special treat they were both allowed to pick out a Mermaid Skank…er, Barbie. They have been very pleased with their purchases and have spent a good portion of the day in our indoor swimming pool. (The bathtub, people.)
As I was cooking dinner Aubrey came running into the kitchen with her little, purple finned-skank, pointed at her abnormally small waistline and said…
Mommy, your belly gonna get that little?
Me: (BIG sigh) Yes baby.
Aubrey: It’s going to take a LOOONG, LOOOONG, LOOOOOOONG time! Huh, Mommy?
Me: Go get back in the tub, Aubrey.