Sunday, May 18, 2008

skirtini - the minivan of bathing suits

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.

a quote:
talking about her cousin's upcoming birthday and how she will be turning 4 ...
"Sophie, how does it feel to be four?"
"cold."

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!!!!!"

13 comments:

Dallas said...

welcome to my world. the last time i wore a normal bathing suit was 3 summers ago. there is NO way on God's green earth that i will ever wear that little thing again! i'm sure you look fabulous.

Amy Barrett said...

I love that Sophie Jane! That is hilarious.

I love the skirtini swimsuits too! Target always has the best.

Elizabeth said...

I have worn skirtinis for YEARS. God's gift to moms everywhere.

Hannah said...

The Sophie quote is classic! I don't know what I will do about a swimsuit this summer. I don't want to think about it!

Sandi said...

I love the skirtini. My maternity bathing suit is a skirtini, and my non-maternity bathing suit is a skirtini. I just feel less self-conscious that way. And both of mine are black. (You can imagine why)

Amanda said...

The word skirtini just makes me laugh. Where do you find these thingamajigs? We are going to the beach in 11 days & I still haven't found a swimsuit I'm satisfied with yet. Or rather, one that my body is satisfied with. :/

LOVE Sophie's announcement. That is hilarious!

Nikki said...

Aren't skirtinis the BEST!!! Whatever you do, don't go and do the virtual model at Land's End until you've had a few adult beverages. No seriously, you may think you are all that until you go and enter your REAL measurements and it spits out jaba-the-hut in a two-piece. DEATH TO THE COMPUTER AT THAT POINT!!!!

AmyB said...

Just caught up on the last 6 posts and it is so eery how much life is similar for us in this stage of life. You do a great job capturing it because I am sure just about everyone reading (especially those with 3 young children)say "Amen sister" throughout your daily happenings and lists! Thanks for the laughs and for reminding me that I am normal-ish!

Gina Savage said...

I'm sure you will look adorable at the beach. I on the other hand have refused to make the trip this summer with a newborn. We did it with Gracie and Cole but I'm just not up for it this summer. #3 is making me more of a homebody. Luke and I have switched roles after 10 years. He can't wait to hit the beach. Maybe next summer when I don't feel like Shamu.

Kristen said...

I have loved the skirtini since having Seth 3 years ago. Somehow after kid #2, I never have had any other kind.

And I drive a minivan...making me officially in the mom club!

Deborah said...

I always know that if I need a laugh, I can pop over to your blog. This was hilarious!

I haven't jumped on the skirtini bandwagon yet either, but I do have a sport-tankini, which looks like workout clothes. Kinda nice, but I'm sure not as flattering as the skirtini. You have inspired me to check 'em out!

Michelle said...

I'm glad you got in touch with me. Nothing wrong with a skirtini girl!

angie russell said...

Danna,
Surprised to have a comment from me? I'm not a blogger, maybe I'm a bloggee. I just read them, and I LOVE reading yours! I especially enjoyed the vacation tidbits, the Sophie quote, that Kelly Reding made your blog, and that you have entertained thought of throwing your clingy baby across the room (so Ally McBeal). I'm all over those skirtini's too, no shame!
Love and miss you!