Mummy, Are you a Princess?

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Ridha Zaynab all dolled up.

I had a lovely mummy moment today with my toddler [2.5 year old] who never ceases to surprise me. We were out trying to find me an outfit to wear to an upcoming wedding. We had gone to a nearby boutique filled with exclusive, heavy, Indian couture party wear. I was led into a fitting room, and no sooner had I shut the door, I heard the babbling voice of my toddler approaching. So I opened the door and in she walked, smiling brightly.

I struggle to put on the dress, buttoning it up and feeling the fabric clinging to every new, unwelcome bump in my post-baby body. A million [negative] thoughts going through my brain as I see myself in the mirror. Too tight. Not buttoning up properly. I look huge. Not for me. You get the idea. And then, my daughter asks me, “Mummy, tum princess ho?” which translates to “Mummy are you a princess?”. She was smiling widely, looking up at me in this dress, connecting me to a character she’s seen in fairytales and movies.

It was like she popped all the bubbles in my brain, and all those thoughts vanished. Now I was thinking, I wonder what she sees. I tried to look at myself again through her eyes. It’s not easy to ignore all the flaws that scream at you through a mirror. But, I know what she was trying to say in that question. She was ooh-ing and wow-ing at me in the dress. She saw princesses and brides. She saw beauty.

Sometimes we get too caught up in the negatives. Sometimes it takes a small reminder in the size of a tiny little human being who thinks the world of you, to show you what you’re overlooking.

Has your little one ever made you feel beautiful? Today, mine did.

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The “princess” dress
Me, Being Mummy
Bridie By The Sea

 

7 thoughts on “Mummy, Are you a Princess?

  1. This is so lovely , sometimes we could do to stop and see ourselves as the little people do as opposed to our negative little thoughts #DreamTeam

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