Kansas City mom Lexi Sinclair is very proud of her 4-month-old son, Christian. She’s also proud of the body that made him. That’s why she was taken aback after she was approached by stranger at the swimming pool earlier this week who suggested that “the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, especially one who’s ‘still recovering.'”
As you can see from Sinclair’s photo, she was wearing a very standard bikini – but had the “audacity” to show her stomach with loose skin and stretch marks from giving birth. What Sinclair said to the woman who confronted her was pure MOM gold – check out her Facebook post below!
So today I took my 4 month old son to the pool. While putting Christians pool hat on, a woman (maybe mid 50s) comes up and makes conversation with me about Christian. Asking me his age, how much he weighs, how he sleeps, etc. She then proceeded to tell me that the men at the pool would feel more comfortable if I was in a one-piece swim suit because a bikini isn’t appropriate for a mother, especially one who’s “still recovering.” Anyone who knows me knows I had a few words for this crazy, ballsy woman. But instead I just smiled, kissed my son and told her, “I’m proud of my body. In just one year I’ve gained 50 pounds, and lost 37. I’ve grown a human and given birth to a beautiful miracle. My body provided food for my child. So, no, my body might not be the best sight for other men to see. My stretch marks and tummy pudge might not be sexy. But they’re proof that I’ve done something amazing, and I have a man that loves me and finds me even sexier and more beautiful now. To be honest, I don’t give a tiny rats ass what other men, or a prissy twit like you think. Have a nice day though.”
I have to say I love the way Sinclair stood up for herself and her “mom bod.” I saw a meme yesterday on Facebook that said, “How can you ever say anything negative about your body after you have felt the dancing of life from inside your womb?” I wholeheartedly agree with that statement! I’m sorry Sinclair had to deal with being shamed by a stranger, but I’m glad her photo and statement are going viral, and I hope that it encourages other moms to embrace the bodies they have.