The internet can’t get enough of a woman in the US who told her daughter stretch marks are “glitter stripes” before posting the exchange to Facebook.
Mother of two Allison Kimmney in Florida was laying by the pool with her daughter when the four-year-old asked “why is your tummy big mama?”
Kimmney saw it as an opportunity to teach her little girl some self-love. This is how it went down:
Me: “Oh those are my stretch marks!”
Her: “Where do they come from?”
Me: “Well when I was a little older than you, I got some stripes when I grew really fast! And some of these stripes are from when I had you growing in my tummy.”
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She didn’t stop there.
Kimmney made her stretch marks sound like something to be proud of, impressed by. A message so rarely seen or heard in media or in change rooms or in conversations between girlfriends or, even, mothers and daughters.
Me: “They are shiny and sparkly, aren’t they pretty?”
Her: “Yes, I like this one the best, it’s so glittery. When can I get some?”
Me: “Oh you will get your glitter stripes when you get a little bit older baby!”