Friday, April 29, 2005

Body Image

I bought a book for John today called "Mama Played Baseball." In it, a woman joins a baseball team while her husband is away fighting World War II. The illustrations are bold and almost bigger than life.

"I like it," John said. "It's a good story."

"I like the pictures, too," I said. "I like how that mom looks big and strong."

John nodded. "Like you," he said.


  1. I love that. When I was about 18 my baby brother (then 3) used to tell me that I was a "great big woman." It was the best compliment ever.

  2. I love that kid.
    Ein Shem