Next to buying pants, buying swimwear is one of my least favorite items for which to shop. I don't look horrendous in swimwear, but I just don't feel comfortable wearing it! Even in a one-piece, I feel so....exposed. We've been taking the kids to swimming lessons at our neighborhood rec center for several months, and although my suit technically fits, I just don't feel comfortable wearing it, especially when chasing kids around the shallow end, bending over, etc. I just needed a suit with a little....MORE. Last week we made our weekly venture to Costco to buy bread, milk and eggs, and I spotted a Jantzen swimskirt suit. It's a total "mom" suit. You know, the long tankini top, with the skirt that "covers". Nice. There was an older lady there browsing the table too. I passed by, trying to talk myself out of even looking with phrases like, "I'm only 31." "Although I do have a few pounds to lose, I don't need a suit like that...yet." And finally, "What would Cath say."
JB knows of my insecurities of all things swimwear, and he encouraged me to just go choose one. And so I did. And we bought it. Although I'm not too crazy about the top, for the price I can just use the skirt to toss over the other suits I already own.
Are you still my friend eventhough I wear a "mom" swimsuit?