As I was growing up, I would hear my mother and her friends talking about the sizes they wore, and which clothing stores gave extra room in their sizing. It made them feel good, but I believed they were cheating themselves from the truth.
Parents today are offended when using the words husky or plus, but not slim when describing a child’s size. I’m a mother who doesn’t have a lot of time on her hands when shopping. I, indeed, like the fact that there are sections in the store that direct me to the size or sizes I’m looking for.
I don’t understand why parent gets so angry when this makes your shopping easier. What do you suggest? Going through a rack of clothes to find out the plus size I was looking for doesn’t exist in this style. Really! I’m okay with the labeling.
In a nutshell, we are all different and our size does not determine that. It is important for parents to teach their children to love their bodies and themselves. Real talk.