It is usually also the first time my body attempts to don a swimsuit each summer season. This day is one of the hardest because there just ain't no pretending what's been going on all winter and spring once I squeeze into my suit (I'm a fan of Land's End tankinis and swim minis). It's not just the squeezing, random necessary lifting, tucking and pulling that assaults my fragile self-esteem, it's also the blinding white skin that hasn't seen too much light of day in many months attempting to make its debut. See, I'm a firm believer that even flab looks better tanned, so I've got to make more dates with Mr. Sun soon (yes, with sunscreen). And of course continue my dedicated balanced diet and exercise regime. Ahem.
Thank goodness today was just family.
Today, as Annelise made her third trip to the restroom followed by laborious tugging to pull her one piece suit back up and untwist the straps, Peggy said I needed to get her a two piece. I nodded rather absent-mindedly and kept trying to untwist straps. Then I started thinking about it, two pieces are easier and I could probably find a modest tankini style at Land's End. And yet. Still. I have to admit I'm scared to go down the bikini road, my rationale being if I don't want her to wear bikinis as a tween/teen I probably should not introduce the possibility now. Whatever guidelines we hope to have for modesty as a tween/teen we need to lay the groundwork now I suppose.
So, being a naturally curious person and also quite indecisive, I'd like to know what you think about my one piece vs. two piece self-imposed dilemma for Annelise's next swimsuit. Let's discuss...