Dear Universe: We don’t need stretch marks! Stop giving them to us dammit! Sincerely, Striped Mothers Everywhere
My stretch marks make my belly look seriously fugly.
I know some women don’t care, or want to view their stretch marks as “battle scars” and say they “earned them” etc.
Not for me.
I wish they weren’t there.
After Rohan there were some, and I didn’t mind them one bit!
Now after Kaya there are a million evil, jagged, zig zaggy devil stripes all around my middle and I can’t stand them.
I read a post on Blogher bashing women who said their stretch marks ruined their stomachs, and that their baby ruined their body etc.
The post was going in on these women, as if they were not allowed to feel this way simply because the scars were caused by a baby.
How I feel about my marks has nothing to do with how I feel about my babies.
Don’t even know how that flawed logic came about….
Yes, the human body is miraculous. Yes growing a person inside you and then popping them out to live among us is the most awe inspiring, amazing, affirming things…. ever.
But you know what would be even more amazing?
If the human body could do all that magical stuff…. and….. not leave stretch marks behind.
I mean, why not?
If our bodies are capable of this level of magic, why not just sprinkle a lil extra magic in and have zero stretch marks or extra fat deposits?
We don’t need any “proof” of pregnancy left behind. We have the child for that.
You know what?
I’m gunna leave this very important post in God’s suggestion box just in case he gets around to it….maybe after ending world hunger.
Women of the future will thank me, I’m sure.
::stalks away hoitily::