Out of the mouths of babes.
I was lucky enough to spend some quality time with my kids this 4th of July holiday. All was going really great until my youngest daughter blurted out that one of her older siblings had said “mom’s butt is saggy.” Ha, I laughed it off, took it stride and chalked it up to being over 40. But then I got defensive.
Okay kids, listen up….my butt may be a bit saggy, maybe a 5 on a “sag factor” scale. I’m thinking not bad for a woman my age, right?! But this butt has provided me great cushion for the endless hours of nursing and rocking you all to sleep, been a platform for the taxi driving I do for each of you & has endured many “pains in the ass.” Not to mention it has powered me up countless hills on my feet and my bike, helped me kick my way to the other side of the pool and always has my back when I need more strength and speed. Just because your butts are still perfectly placed where nature intended them to be, one of these days you too will be lucky enough to have a higher number on the sag scale. And then, you will realize that sag happens while you are living your life.
So here is to my saggy butt. Thank you for all of the support over the years. And to all of you, celebrate your body this independence day for all of it’s imperfections and beauty.
And to my kids….thank you for keeping it real. Love you!