My mother was criticizing my brother about his weight.
Now, my brother is quite tall and he is neither stick-figure thin or chunky. In fact, I’d say his figure matches his height. But as he was stretching in the dining room after having eaten dinner, mum took the moment to poke him in the stomach and tell him that he needs to go on a diet!
I swear I had to check to see if I’d heard that right.
I mean, between the two of us, my brother has always been the one blessed to be able to eat enough for an army and never worry. On the other hand, I’m, well, obese. If one of us needs to go on a diet it’s ME!
I certainly agreed with my mother when she said that my brother should spend more time away from the computer, however I agreed for a totally different reason. There’s more to life than just a computer screen.
The reason that what my mother said irked me so much though, was that you’re always hearing about girls with things like anorexia and various other eating disorders because of the pressure the media and society puts on them to look a certain way, but you don’t often hear about the MEN/BOYS who suffer from the same things And it’s not something that really should be forgotten either because it’s just as serious.
And yeah, okay, sure, my brother isn’t going to be the next Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, or Tom Hiddleston. But he’s fine just the way he is!
As a kid, I wanted to BE, Laura Winslow. Look at how’s she’s dressed in this picture, epitome of 90s fashion. Add to that that Steve and Stefan both loved her. She was so good, that Steve loved her forever. Refused to give up on her. Still even with Steve’s nonstop stalking, she always handled herself well, never got a cocky head, like “someone loves me sooo much, i must rock.” No, she was always just Laura and that’s awesome.