Fat Momma

Robert Farrar Capon writes:

Children love fat mothers.  They like them because while any mother is a diagram of place, a picture of home, a fat one is a clearer diagram, a greater sacrament.  She is more there. I can think of no better wish to all the slender swans of this present age than to propose them a toast: May your husbands find you as slim as they like; your children should always remember you were fat.

~Bed and Board: Plain Talk About Marriage, p 66

No way I’m adding anything to this.

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About Steven Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.

3 thoughts on “Fat Momma

  1. This reminds me of the old, bad joke:

    How do you add 100 pounds to a Mexican woman?

    You marry her.

    My mother is not fat, but my deceased grandmother was full figured and diabetic (and still cooked her beans with lard, yum!). Gosh, I miss her…

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