A mother knows no better joy than seeing the face of her newborn baby. Soon, she sees her life revolving around the little bundle of joy, in tending to its happiness and – more often than not – screeching tantrums. So, when she is not bothered about her slightly protruding belly after the delivery and the pounds that are showing on her arms because tending to her little one is a work out enough, is it a big deal?
And should the general public or society deem itself entitled to an opinion on what a woman should wear and when, if she’s a mother?
Lexi Sinclair, from Kansas City, US, has the perfect answer to these questions. And we cannot agree with her more. Sinclair, on a day out with her four-month-old baby boy, said she met an elderly woman at the pool, who decided to advise Sinclair to cover up because men at the pool wouldn’t be comfortable seeing a “still recovering” mother in a bikini!
“So today I took my 4 month old son to the pool. While putting Christians pool hat on, a woman (maybe mid 50s) comes up and makes conversation with me about Christian. Asking me his age, how much he weighs, how he sleeps, etc. She then proceeded to tell me that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, especially one who’s “still recovering.” Anyone who knows me knows I had a few words for this crazy, ballsy woman. But instead I just smiled, kissed my son and told her, “I’m proud of my body. In just one year I’ve gained 50 pounds, and lost 37. I’ve grown a human and given birth to a beautiful miracle. My body provided food for my child. So, no, my body might not be the best sight for other men to see. My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they’re proof that I’ve done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now. To be honest, I don’t give a tiny rats ass what other men, or a prissy twit like you think. Have a nice day though.”
Next time someone decides to dictate what you should wear and what not to just because your body is a certain way, you know what to say! On second thoughts, we hope there’s no next time, ever!