Last week Princess Nagger’s class started their annual 8 days of Swimming. It started as just a few days in Kindergarten, then ramped up to eight days starting last year in First Grade. I posted a conversation I had with Princess Nagger last year around this time, when she was feigning being sick because she really didn’t want to have to go swimming the next day. She was trying to pull that same trick this year, because she was scared. Even though she took to the water like a duck when she was younger in our own pool:
Turns out, her fear is mostly because she’s not allowed to wear floaties, or a getup like this:
She reluctantly went on the first day of swimming last Friday – even though she kept insisting she’s been sick since January. But declined a call and trip to the doctor’s office. Go figure. She survived, of course, and was reluctant yet again to go swimming Monday and Tuesday. She has swimming again tomorrow (yay for Day 4…halfway there!) and now she’s not so afraid of going. Why? Because one of her classmates wears a Speedo.
Apparently, when she donned her goggles and went underwater, she saw the Speedo emblem emblazoned one another little girl’s swimsuit – which caused her to burst out laughing…while under water.
PN: “I’m sure I set a world record laughing under water, but I couldn’t help myself – Joy is wearing a Speedo!!!“
She now credits Joy with making swimming fun. Who would have thought? She found Joy in swimming. Get it?
Prior to the first day of swimming I needed to buy her some new swimsuits. It’s probably the only time I was glad the stores rotate their seasonal stock early, since she’s outgrown her suits from last year. Since some days she’ll have swimming three days in a row, I wanted to get her at least two new suits, if not three (you know, so I didn’t have to rinse or wash them and hope they’re dry enough the next morning). I found her three cute tankini’s (I’m resistant at getting her bikinis at this age), and wanted the convenience of a 2-piece in case she chose to wear it under her school clothes like they’re allowed to do.
Since she’s so petite for her age, only one of the 7/8’s I got sort of fit – the bottoms are a bit loose. The other two were definitely too big. She’s too tall for 6 or 6x, and too skinny for 7/8’s. This weekend I’ll be taking her along when I do an exchange so she can actually try some different styles on. At least that sort of bathing suit shopping I don’t mind. Forget about bathing suit shopping for myself. That would be a scary prospect.
Which brings me to my question(s) for this week:
Do you go bathing suit shopping every year for yourself, or do you wear the same suit that (hopefully) still fits? Do you prefer one piece or two?
Have a great weekend!
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