Rear View

****While out of town for a couple of days I am re-posting this story. We're actually at a water park today! Wish me luck!****

Husband is out of town. We miss him very much. So I decide to take my girls someplace fun.
I put together our swim bag and go to a huge swim park. They are so happy and I'm glad that I have the energy to do this.
So we have a fine drive there. Get a great parking spot. Smile and hold hands skipping to our fun afternoon.
We're in the changing room (we found a Family Changing Room. What luck!) and my oldest has everything all set and asks if she can met us by the pool. "Sure. Don't get in without me", etc.
While my youngest is still trying to put herself together I'm looking in the mirror noticing that my exercises are starting to work. The thighs aren't so bad right now. Let's see the back-side.
Oh...My...God! As in God Help Me!!!
The back half of my swimming suit has been eaten away by chlorine of summers past.
I'm all there for the world to see.
Sh*#%@*t !!!!
I wrap a towel around myself and walk to the main desk to see if they sell swimsuits. Name your price. I don't care.
My youngest is ready to go. My oldest is waving at me from the side of the pool. And there I am. In my invisible swimsuit.
I made a deal with my young one to stand directly and closely behind me upon entering and leaving the water. "Promise me Lily!!! Promise!!!" "Yup. O.K. Let's go on the water slide!"
Oh my... There's a long line and a tall stair-case. Why? Why me?
I've learned a lesson from this.
I'm never going back to that swim park again. I'm sure they'll thank me.

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  1. I love this story ... makes me LOL ... :)

  2. HA! The idea of putting on a swimsuit will literally keep me up at night. I need to come to terms with my jiggly thighs and gigantic backside. I tried to adopt the "we are not our form" as Eckhart Tolle says...but my mirror shows otherwise... Oh well, give yourself credit for going out into the world with backside showing. I bet your kids had a blast that day :)

  3. Hilarious! I definitely would not have been such a good sport.

    Swimsuits terrify me in general. An invisible swimsuit will haunt me in my dreams.

  4. LOL...too funny!

    We're heading to Hawaii next month and I'm dreading the whole bathing suit thing...

    BTW - thank you for letting me know about the CMB mystery mom blogger thing. I didn't even know until you came and left a comment in my blog. I linked back to you in my latest post! Check it out when u get a chance.


  5. Ha! That is too funny! BUT I bet no one even noticed! :) Oh the love of a mom - to be out in public with an invisible swimsuit! You are my hero!

  6. Oh, how horrible! :) I hope your day at the swim park today goes a lot better!!

    (Your photos of your yard are beautiful and now I'm jealous! I want trees!!!!)

  7. LOL! That is such a cute post:) You are braver than me, great mom! Love, Clare

  8. OMG!! I am so sorry but I am laughing hysterically at, or should I say with you. Hope you didn't bring that suit with you on this trip!


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