Quick, what's your least favorite thing to do? I'm talking about your most hated activity. Raise your hand if you said "try on bathing suits"! You must be female.
I haven't tried on bathing suits since right before leaving on my honeymoon. It was a *shhh* bikini. (sorry if that scandalizes you, mother!) A teeny tiny bikini. Let's just say the suits I tried on today were the opposite.
It's not like I've been wearing that bikini for the last 6 years. The last 4 summers I've worn the same ugly pink maternity bathing suit. (that I ordered online and it never really fit no matter what trimester I was in.) I was going to wear it again this summer, but the bottoms don't fit.
My plan was - get something solid colored and then have one of my talented friends embroider one of these phrases on it: mother of 3 or recently gave birth or see all these kids? cut me some slack. Ooohh, maybe I could do all three, graffiti style, with 3 kids in 3 years (my excuse for every flaw) scrawled across the booty!
So, I tried on something new for me. A skirtini. Sounds very cute and flirty,no? Well ....... alright, I thought it was! It covered a lot of sag without making me feel ridiculous. I know you are thinking "oh, cool, Danna's wearing cu-lottes at the beach" but it's really more like a running skirt or short tennis skirt. I'm sold on the things. Since it covers so much, the skirtini method gives you lots more options which means getting to choose based on cuteness factor and not on least fatty factor.
It is possible, I just realized, that I may be the last to board the skirtini train. It has been 6 years, after all.
talking about her cousin's upcoming birthday and how she will be turning 4 ...
"Sophie, how does it feel to be four?"
Sophie Ramsey, T.M.I - my normally soft-spoken daughter found her volume just in time to announce this little gem while we were in line to eat at a restaurant Sat. night, "DADDY! MY PANTIES WERE STUCK TO MY BOTTOM AND I GOT THEM OUT ALL BY MYSELF!!!!!"