Stop Saying My Toddler Is Skinny
One of my greatest pet peeves as a mother is when people see my toddler and start going, “Oh he’s so skinny!” I got that with Ethan and now history repeats with Ayden.
This was Ethan @ 14 months old
This is Ayden at almost 14 months old.
Both Ethan and Ayden were born small but caught up and tripled their birth weight in no time. They have chubby cheeks as a baby but people will still tell me that they are thin or some extreme ones will go, “He is so skinny!” It doesn’t end there. These people will normally continue with, “My son/daughter/nephew/niece/pig is about your son’s age and you should see him/her. He/She is SO CHUBBY!” Oh? I’m sorry but I did not notice that we are at the wet market buying meat by weight?
It amazes me how Ayden (and Ethan then) can be labelled skinny! It’s not like he is all skin and bones. Look at him. Just look at him! I admit that he is not fat but he is definitely not skinny. Maybe he is slim but please do not tell me that he is skinny! And what is worse is when these people continue asking, “Is he still on breast milk?” OMG! At 14 months old, Ayden is already on solid food. If you think breast milk makes him skinny, what about the rice, bread and PORK BELLY FATS that I’ve been feeding him? Don’t freaking blame it on my breast milk!
I, myself is not a very big person. I am petite so don’t compare my kids to those whose mothers are 165 cm tall and weighs 60 kg.
I am not fattening Ayden up for the morning market so stop saying that he is skinny. His paed is happy with his development. He is growing well and happy and that is all that matters to me. If you really have to say it, say it to ME. Tell me I’m skinny. That will certainly make my day. Thank you.
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I am a mother to two boys; Ethan and Ayden and a wife to Darling William. I'm a stay at home mum who blogs to break the monotony of life and to avoid feeling jaded. Would love to get to know all the Super Mommies and Daddies and Babies or Singles out there with the hope that we can learn more from each other. Most of all, I am a happy person, and I hope YOU are too.
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