Moms, Get In The Water


Recently Jessica Turner‘s post “Moms, Put on That Swimsuit” has been making waves (heh) in the mommy blog arena.

While I 100% agree with her sentiment, I totes reject her ultimatum. She starts her plea with these ill-fitting choices:

“You’ve got two choices every summer — to put on a swimsuit or to skip it.”

Pardon my french, but screw that. I refuse to wear a bathing suit. REFUSE. I haven’t owned a bathing suit in years, the premise being if I don’t own one, no one can make me wear it.

However, I don’t let that stop me from getting in the water, with engaging in my children’s summer and infiltrating their pool and ocean memories. I have a blast in the water you guys. And I love swimming with my babies.

Moms, get in the water.

But you know what I wear? Pretty much this and this. Spandexy running pants (hey, it’s bathing suit material. sort of. right?) and an exercise tank top.

I don’t care if I look like a fat, modest freak. Really. I don’t. Not nearly as much as I’d care if I were essentially wearing underwear in front of strangers. SO MUCH NO. My self-esteem rejects that reality.

These spider veins and cellulite are for behind close doors only. Deal.

The important part is that I don’t sit on the sidelines. So wear a bathing suit. Or don’t.

But get in, y’all. It’s worth it.




  1. Yep! This!!

  2. Traci Porter says:

    Thank you! I’ve got nothing to add to this.. But a cheers!

  3. I love the skapris I got at Target for myself and each of my girls, similar to your running pants, but with an attached skirt :)

    I’m not a fan of playing in water wearing basically underwear, either, especially in mixed company :(

    And I don’t care who calls me a prude…

  4. To each their own… but I will go to the beach all summer long, and I will wear my (modest) suit. I’m no fan of bikinis, especially the string-types, (ew), but I refuse to pretend my body should have to attain some level of perfection before I’m qualified to wear a swimsuit.

    If you’re comfy in your swim pants(??), then hey, why not. The bottom line is go, and have fun.

  5. It’s refreshing to hear a young mother speak on beach modesty. I have held the same logic concerning swim suits for years.