Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Would You Like Fries With That Gut?

Just in time for Whiney Wednesday. I got a lot of whining to catch up with. Today's topic, things that are sitting on my lap. No, not children, not animals. The excess fat and skin that once held children for nine months - my tummy. How did I not feel this growing to this point? It feels so natural, like it should be there.

I notice it mostly when I'm going to the bathroom, when my abdomen has broken free of the constricting pants that held so much back. Like a prisoner let free and is now sitting on my lap. That's how I measure my waist, whether it is any further down my lap or closer to where it should be.


Little Miss cradled her belly one day and squeezed it all around her belly button and said, "Look, Mommy, I can make a doughnut with my tummy." I said, "Oh, that's nothing, Sweetie. I can make a bundt cake with mine."


It's amazing that the stomach can stretch so far out with pregnancies and then settle somewhere in between that size and your pre-pregnancy waist size. And we blame pregnancies for it. I'm sure all those doughnuts and required trips to McDonald's while the kids are little have nothing to do with it. The food we are forced to eat so we can have a social life while the kids play in the Playplace. I'm starting to think, the bigger the belly, the better parent you are because we sure did take our kids out for burgers a lot. I've got the collection of toys to prove it!

Another way I measure my waist is the suck in factor. Once it gets past a certain point, there's no sucking in that makes any difference. Though you can still feel your muscles contracting underneath all that waist, it does not make you look slimmer. And then there are those parts that you just can't suck in. Like your chest. Your hips. Your chin. So it just leaves me to use my little nest egg to pay for liposuction, so I can have a few more years of vanity.

11 comments:

See Mom Smile said...

I NEVER had a flat tummy, even before 6 babies. Now I choose to embrace my "bundt" cake and enjoy my life!

Lisa said...

I'm with Linda...I say LET THEM EAT BUNDT CAKE...and chocolate and hot tamales and cadbury eggs.

Pearl said...

And I say, what are nest eggs for if not to make you feel better with a little lipo!

My kids tell me I'm squishy. "Quit poking my belly and saying I'm squishy! I'm squishy cuz of YOU!" ;)

Saimi said...

Woman are way too hard on themselves.

Ta heck with using the nest egg for lipo! Thats meant for a trip, the trip that says, "I deserve to travel and spoil myself because I survived ruining my body for the sake of posterity!"

I'll take my fries supersized please!

Krista said...

I'd like a cookie dough milkshake to go with my gut! I've resisted for two weeks!

Karen said...

I must be the best dang parent ever......

annie said...

you have just described my life!

Kelly and Sara said...

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Saimi said...

Where have you been Fifi? I've been missing your post!

Hope all is well with you and that your on vacation spending your nest egg!

Kari said...

Thank you for using my picture for this blog!! You are a true friend! Let's go get a cheesecake and split it! :)

Krista said...

Fifi! I left something for you on my blog! Now get bloggin'!