The other day I was in the line at the grocery store and there was a man in front of me – very fit, muscular arms – wearing a tank top. I saw that he had stretch marks on his arms. Now I don’t know, perhaps at one time he had gained a lot of weight quickly – or maybe this is a normal thing when lifting weights – but he certainly wasn’t “lazy” about his physique as commentors in the past have hinted about us mothers. It just struck me as interesting.
I also wanted to say that the number of submissions have dropped in the last week or so, and I suspect that it’s because of the diversity of bodies represented here. I imagine a lot of women look and think their body is nothing new. I just wanted to say, please don’t feel you can’t join in just because you’ve found your belly twin! (Reminds me of Joey and his hand twin!) I think part of the beauty of this site is in the stories told along with the photos, and those are never exactly alike.
In site news, we almost have the new submission form ready to use and you can now access this site from the new domain name www.theshapeofamother.com which will currently redirect you here. Working on getting the site transferred totally. I’ve got a few things up in the Cafe Press store so check that out and let me know what other ideas you have (I’d love to find some ideas for shirts for dad’s). I’ll be adding to it and tewakingthe look of it as the week goes on, but at least it’s there – I’m so excited to be getting some stuff from there, I’ve never been this excited about a t-shirt before. Hee!
Have a lovely week, ladies!