The other day I was out on playground duty with the older kids in the morning. It was just an ordinary day, and I was totally zoning because of the boredom.
Subconsciously, I thought to myself, "Wow, I wish my stomach was that flat." I immediately snapped out of it, and realized I was looking at an 11-year old girl's stomach. A girl who hadn't even reached puberty yet.
Apparently, I have been conditioned to believe that my body needs to look like a 5th grader's. I want to be that skinny.
What does that say about our culture?! And I consider myself to be a pretty secure person as far as my body image goes. Scary. I'm seriously scared for all the pre-teens and teenagers out there.