I’ve got this catchy little tune stuck in my head this morning. Why? Because I’ve been dreaming of summer. I actually think of summer all winter long. I can’t help it. I love summer. The sundresses, the flip flops, the fresh green grass and bright blue skies . . . I love it all. Yes, even the heat that rushes over my cheeks when I first get into my car after it has been setting in the sun.
One of the things that I think we will be doing a lot of this summer is swimming. I think I’ve mentioned this before but Landon loves water. He’s pretty obsessed with it actually. He knows that he gets a bath after dinner time so when he is done with dinner he starts saying, “bath, bath, bath” over and over again. Then I start running the bath water and he is trying to get in with his clothes on! He has been putting his face under water for a long time and blowing bubbles. But recently, he has been floating on top of the water, tummy-side down, and kicking his legs behind him. Yep, our little man is going to be an awesome swimmer. I kind of called it when he was born on 08/08/08, the start of the summer Olympics when Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals in swimming.
My parents have a pool and since I’m not working I figured we’d be out there a lot so we could swim. Then I suddenly remember . . . I’m going to be right in the thick of trying to lose the baby weight! I’m not too sure I feel comfortable showing off all my “tubbyness” starting in June. But I know I’ll want to get in on hot days even if I’m still a little “mushy.” So I’ve got to find a cute new swimsuit that will meet my criteria.
#1. It must cover up the ass and thigh dimples that have formed while baking our precious little boy
#2. Since I’ll hopefully be breastfeeding (cross your fingers, everyone) the top needs to cover what will undoubtedly become Double D breasts.
I have searched online a lot trying to find something that would work. Last year, I was a wuss and bought a tankini but it seriously annoyed me because it wouldn’t stay down in the water. My mom and I were shopping the other day and decided to head into Sears to look at comforter sets. As we were browsing I noticed the Lands’ End section of the store. And what to my surprised eyes should I see? A perfect yellow polka dot bikini. I never would have thought that I would buy clothing at Sears. But the Lands’ End section is actually pretty sweet.