I will never forget one day when my sister and I were watching "Full House." I was in the 3rd grade and my sister was in the 5th grade. Stephanie (the middle sister on the show) was always big into dancing, and one episode she was wearing tights or leotards. Stephanie turned sideways and my sister said, "Look, Holly, her butt sticks out like yours!"
Now, I know my sister didn't mean this in a bad way. I mean, we were 9 and 11. But it's funny how, in all of my years growing up, this has always stuck with me. I've always had more junk in my trunk - apparently even in the 3rd grade.
We all have things that we don't like about our bodies, and they are all different. The funny thing is, now I've grown to like the extra junk in my trunk. (accidentally typed "truck"...hahahaha) Same thing about my hair. Growing up, I absolutely hated having curly, thick hair. I wanted stick straight really THIN hair. Now that I'm older, though, that is one thing that I like about myself.
Sure, there are certain types of clothes that I can't wear because I don't feel comfortable in them. And I hate bathing suit shopping (I know...who LIKES it?) because I'm always trying to camouflage my derriere. But then I think about when I "lost" my booty when I was too skinny...and I remember missing it!
I guess that is one great thing about growing up and becoming more comfortable in our bodies. We either accept what we have, or (hopefully) we learn to love what makes us different.
Does anyone else have things that they didn't like about themselves growing up, but have learned to love?