When I was a kid, people called me “Chicken Legs.”
I get it, now, why they did that. I have grown a child in my own image, and her knees are just as knobby and bumpy and walnutty as mine were at the same age.
This is Norah, age 9.
Cute roundy little walnuts. :)
In my head, my knees still look like that. Or at least, I feel like they’re supposed to. In my head, no matter how warped and messed up it makes me, my knees are supposed to look the same as my nine year old daughter’s. They are supposed to look just like they did when I was 21 and 112 pounds.
They are supposed to look pre-pubescent, completely fat free, bony, and thin.
As an anorexic, there are a few places on your body where you can most easily judge your starvation progress.
Collar bones. Elbows. Wrists. Hips, on the side, and pelvis in the front. Pubic bone. Ribs. Cheekbones, jaw, chin.
And knees.Read More