Tag Archives: body image

Why my 3 year olds have not seen ‘Frozen’

A year after the worldwide smash ‘Frozen’ hit cinemas, I have finally got round to previewing it for my just-turned-3 year olds. After all, it seems that everyone has seen it, and so many of the our playdate friends are avid fans. However, much as I liked it, and as much as I am thrilled that it has done so well, BabyGirl and BabyBoy won’t be watching it anytime soon.

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Throw them in the trash

My ‘guilty pleasure’ is reading glossy tabloid weeklies. Pages that I can just leaf through without engaging brain. ‘News’ which is so trivial, it is entertainment.

I’ve always said, however, that when BabyGirl and BabyBoy get old enough to notice these magazines, they will no longer be in the house. For I do not want them growing up thinking the real world is only about Hollywood celebrities, fashion and beauty aids.

But I may be throwing them out sooner, for my own sanity.

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‘It’s not real, honey’

I am currently reading the book ‘Cinderella Ate My Daughter’. I haven’t finished it yet but I’m already getting stressed….and BabyGirl is only 18 months old!

But here’s one way that I’m thinking I might deal with the relentless onslaught of skewed messages that seem to be heading BabyGirl’s (and BabyBoy’s) way.

‘It’s not real, honey.’

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Don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone

Now I can hear ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ in my head. But I digress.

I never knew the awesomeness of my younger body, until pregnancy and aging caught up with me.

Before this time, I didn’t really think about my body. It just was. Continue reading