Sorry for the lack of posts... me is busy....
Basketball season has ended, and for the past week my team has been doing GE (general exercise for you new followers) with the GE kids and the wrestling boys, which has been fun (anything's better than running around the gym screaming, "Outlet! Outlet! Out-- HOLY MOLY I'M OPEN!!!").
On Tuesday we found out that we were going to go swimming with the boys in the school pool, so of course that sent all of us girls into a frenzy. "Can we wear bikinis????" "I don't have a one-piece!!" "Screw it, I'm gonna wear a bikini!!"
Ok, well, I don't have a one-piece. So that left me with only a bikini to wear.... in the school pool. So you're probably wondering, what's the big deal? Well, I just wouldn't be comfortable wearing only a bikini with the boys, and the teachers, indoors, when there's still some snow on the ground. Just... no. Ew. And my mom understood this, so on Wednesday night we went on a seemingly simple trip to Kohl's to purchase a one piece. Yeah, it wasn't so simple.
It turned out to be a cross-county nightmare.
Instead of going into details of how hard it was to find a cute one-piece bathing suit at 7:30 pm in the end of winter, I'm going to fast-forward ahead to Thursday morning.
(that was me fast-forwarding)
In the morning everybody was excited. "Jen, choose one," my friend Lee said, brandishing her cell phone. "Which one should I wear?" She showed me two pictures of her in different bikinis. I chose one, and my mind flashed back to my new "tankini" in my locker, and I felt like a prude. More like a 1940's synchronized swimmer.
Flash forward to going swimming, and it was fun! And I was so comfy in my TANKini! I wouldn't have been comfortable in a bikini, and I'm glad I made the right choice, even though the other girls (Marg, Jing, Tyty and I excluded) wore bikinis.
I just did NOT want to wear a bikini. I'm not against wearing bikinis in the summertime, with my friends, outside at the pool or beach, but wearing a bikini to gym, to school seemed inappropriate to me. "Bikini" is associated with summer and boys and attractiveness, and I did not want that when I was diving off the diving board with all of the teachers there.
What do you guys think about bikinis? Would you have been comfortable wearing a bikini?