I honestly should have expected the question. I think, though, I knew…but the six years between writing and publishing BabyFat, I kind of just, well? I forgot.
BabyFat: Adventures in Motherhood, Muffin Tops, & Trying to Stay Sane is a book for any woman who’s ever dealt with body image issues. It’s tone is my voice – snarky, honest, funny, and sometimes not. The nuances are there and will be picked up by most adults (and most assuredly by my intended audience), but not so much with a child. So when she asked me why I was being mean to myself by calling myself fat in the book title, she stopped me in my tracks. I had to think because the answer mattered. A lot. I wanted to turn tail and avoid it entirely, but I knew I couldn’t.
Not now. Not ever. My today’s are her tomorrows.
So I took a deep breath. I answered every question she asked me. And we both came out a bit stronger on the other side.
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