Monday, June 30, 2008

The day has gone just swimmingly!

STAYCATION DAY #2 is has been so great. I'm telling you, deciding on a "staycation" for now has been one of the best decisions for us as a family. The time together for the three of us has really bonded us tighter together, even after only two days. I can't wait to see what the rest of the week brings.

Today has been just as fun as yesterday. We started out the day with no poo on the walls -- how better to start out a day, right?! (Next time you're having a bad day, just try looking on the bright side and think, well, at least there was no poo on the walls today!) Then it was time to take the boy to his first ever dentist appointment. I didn't grow up with a pediatrician or a pediatric dentist, just regular old family practice doctors and dentists for me, so I knew our boy would be spoiled. Walking into the office, we were not disappointed. There was a waiting room with a TV, and a room with three arcade games, complete with little stepstools in the front of them (for all the shorties) and no quarters required. Every kid's idea of heaven. Our boy did great, and my bribing him with pennies every step of the way worked out well. I kid you not, pennies. I know it won't last forever that pennies do the trick, but I'm going to ride this train as long as it lasts! He even pooed on the potty today for pennies -- thank you, Jesus.

After that, we came home, both got on our laptops (my husband needed to finish one last business thing) and watched the boy swim in the pool. Lifejackets are the best ever. He can balance on his own in that thing, so I am not always required to jump on in with him. We had our favorite lunch after that -- California-style burgers with seasoned skinny fries and vanilla custard, and then we bought ourselves a family gift, two outdoor speakers for the backyard. Now we will be able to sit outdoors, swim, and crank up the tunes.

The creme-de-la-creme of today? My new swimsuits arrived in the mail! Lately I don't get too thrilled about swimsuits. They just don't fit like they used to, they don't cover new areas that I would like them to cover (ahem), etc., etc. Until today. The day that the "swimsuits to end all swimsuits" arrived.

Do you know who this bathing beauty was? The graceful Esther Williams, movie star extraordinaire, known for her synchronized swimming. And man, oh man, have I salivated over the chance to wear swimsuits like hers.

That is, until today. Today, my friends, my aquatic dreams have come true. I am now the proud owner of two vintage-styled swimsuits, a one-piece in black (similar to the white one in the picture above), and a two-piece in blue (similar to the one in the picture below).

No more trying to suck in my newly grown "muffin top" (curses on you, muffin top, and just where in the heck did you come from?!) or my ever-expanding "junk in the trunk" (ahem). The bottoms of these swimsuits are pretty much like granny underwear, and who doesn't love granny underwear! (You know you are lying to yourself if you don't deep down have some love for the grannies, because we all know they are more comfortable than anything else. I'm just sayin'.) And there is a good reason why classic is never out of style. These little numbers hide all the trouble spots, don't reveal what God gave you to every poor soul out there, and yet, they still look sexy somehow. On almost every body type! Perfection.
Anyways, I love my new swimsuits so very much I am tempted to buy a third. And a fourth. Or maybe ten more...

Oh, and don't forget, if you haven't entered to win my giveaway yet, leave me something clever in the comments!


Happily Ever After said...

I just have to know. Where did you find these bathing beauties? Do share your source.

Courtney said...

I can't wait to see the suits in person. It is my new mission to track down the perfect swim cap to complete your vintage poolside look! Once Ralph masters that sprayer, I may have to borrow it (or him!) and get the ceiling done on my porch!