Swim Lessons

August 7, 2012 | By More

This morning I took Caden to his first swim lesson. It was a Mommy and Me class so I had to get in with him. To be honest I wasn’t too sure about what to expect. Caden has been in the water quite a bit and I didn’t know if this class would be for more “beginners” like just introducing them to the water or if Caden would actually learn something. But after today’s class I think Caden will for sure learn a few things. Just today he started kicking his feet which he normally never does. He usually just lays there while you move him all around the pool. In fact, I even learned something new myself. Instead of just dunking him like we normally do the instructor showed me another way to do it. It’s more like a dolphin movement then straight up and down.

If you saw my FB status / Tweet this morning you read that I was feeling obligated to wear a one piece. I was going back and forth but then I thought it probably was more appropriate and I guess I am a mom so I went with my “kind of” one piece.

 

I don’t know what I was all worried about, everyone else had on Bikinis! Which I was so happy to see! I hate one pieces, I’m 5 foot and they do absolutely NOTHING for me except make me look frumpy and short. Of course, I sat there thinking more and more about it.  Why do I, now that I’m a mom, need to “cover up” for swim lessons? Why is it that we all see one pieces being appropriate when you’re around kids? It’s not like my tits or butt are falling out when I’m wearing a bikini; so why is it really a big deal? And what about people who work out in sports bras at the gym? Should they be covered up too since their abs are showing?

I don’t know, this whole thing just got me thinking about why things have to change so much after becoming a mom. Why can’t we just be who we are? Why do I need to feel obligated to wear a one piece now, when I haven’t worn one since 1989?

I don’t know about you but after I’m finished growing our family (literally) I plan on having some rock hard abs and buns of steel! :) And if I work so hard to get to that point then why do I need to cover it up? I want to be a MILF. I do; that would be a huge compliment in my eyes :). In my mind if you work your ass off to fit in a Bikini; then you should show it girl! Be Proud of your body. (Of course in a tasteful way). But you get my drift.

 I don’t know. Maybe I’m looking way to into this and I just need to find a really cute, flattering one piece?

Or maybe I should just stick with my Bikinis and just be me?

 

Category: Parenting

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  1. Jessie says:

    Stick with a bikini! As long as you are comfortable that’s all that matters.

  2. I totally agree! One pieces totally hug everything wrong and do nothing for me either. I figure if I have worked hard to get those abs (which could use some more work currently ;) I should be able to show them off. After we decided to have baby #2 I’ll work a bit harder, no sense getting a 6 pack only to lose it again!

  3. Erika says:

    Ha – I wondered the same thing when I took my son to swim lessons. I ended up wearing my two piece (because I was too cheap to go out and buy a 1 piece and because I just decided I didn’t care). I agree – if you are comfortable in a two piece than show it off – however, some people are a little too comfortable and show a little too much. Keep it tasteful and everyone will be happy.

    • Susan says:

      Completely agree! I was so happy to see other women in our swim lessons “not caring” :) I’ll be wearing a two piece this week!

  4. Amanda Perry @ Sistas of Strength
    Twitter: amandamaryperry
    says:

    I wondered the same thing….I had to get a different bikini this year because my “girls” are not as perky as they were before (who am I kidding…they weren’t even perky before). BUT…I don’t think you have to switch over to one pieces…wear what makes you comfortable! :)