Conversation and thoughts between me and my husband, while at the Holidome in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Me: " We really should take the kids swimming, they deserve it."
D.H.: "You kids want to go swimming?"
Pink & Buzz: running around the room, panting and shrieking in delight.
I unpack the huggies swimpants, and the swimsuits, and we dress the children, they look great. They are excited, and if they had wings they would be flying.
Dear Husband and I proceed to dress.....
this is my first non bikini, my first non maternity swimsuit in 4 years. Yeah thats right, little tiny bikinis, to maternity, to a "mom suit". I spent an entire afternoon before the trip trying on swimsuits. It was one of the longest 1 1/2 hours of my life. A new body to dress. A new function for a swimsuit. I am no longer sitting in a chaise lounge drinking a marguerita and tanning. I need a mom suit. Swimsuits I can chase and bend in. A swimsuit to cover all of the pregnancy induced body changes.
I should add my new dressing theory here, before going any further. I am no longer a size 5 like I was for our entire marriage. I am "curvier now". My new theory is high heels, will make me look taller and thinner, also might as well show curves "on top" it will distract attention anywhere else. I am not sure if it works, but I am willing to try anything, until I can get this little extra off.
Anyway I choose a turquise halter takini, with a skirt on the bottem. It is a great suit, and expensive.....$$ but it looks like I can go play tennis, or go dancing.
So I am putting on this swimsuit in the hotel, and I am upset about the baby weight, and my age, and my husband is noticing my panic.
D.H. "You look great"
Me: "Do I look fat? Is this to low cut?"
D.H. : "You look great, you are beautiful."
Me: standing looking freaked..........
D.H. "baby, you look great, lets go ahead and take the babies swimming." " We are in Grand Island, Nebraska....not St. Tropez."
Me: standing looking freaked..............
D.H. "Babe, there is no one at this hotel."
Me: thinking.........ok ok I can do this, he is right, there is no one here, I am in Nebraska, I am 34 I am a Mom....no one cares....no one will look.
So we head down the stairs to the pool, and guess what....... just guess......
The Hotel is hosting a Texas Hold-em tournament and every man in the tri-county area between the ages of 19-60 begin to parade through the hotel swim area. For the next 2 hours men are parading through and looking to see if there are any hot ladies at the pool, and just their luck, their is a Mom swimming with her babies in her Mom suit.