Ever since our return from vacation, life in Weaselville has been filled with back to school preparations. School physicals, eye exams, paperwork, dental cleanings, etc. We still have lots to do and haven't even gotten to supply lists yet. All work and no play makes for cranky Weasels, myself included.
So the other day when Monkey Weasel had a birthday party to attend at a water park, I seized the opportunity to take the entire gang
sans poor, thank God he's working, Mr. Weasel to frolic and swim while Monkey spent time with friends. I love impromptu fun!
The weather was beautiful, for one of the first times all summer, and it was a perfect day on the schedule to just kick back and enjoy. We donned our suits and hit the pools and slides. I am so glad that we did. Fun was had by all. Smallest Weasel hit the water slides for the first time ever - and loved it! We all took turns racing each other down the slides and having Smallest Weasel practice her swimming skills back and forth between us.
I also got to do a good deal of observing people in their pool habitat. Here are some of my thoughts:
- No matter how many daily sit-ups you do, if you are 45+ and have the leathery skin of a brontosaurus from years of tanning salons, do not wear a string bikini. You look ridiculous and it hurts my eyes.
- There is no need to wear 35 lbs of jewelry to the pool. Seriously, you will only sink to the bottom of the deep end, weighted down with more efficiency than mafia would bother with.
- If you went ahead with the tummy tuck and liposuction on your thighs, wouldn't you get a discount on the trifecta package and get the face lift too? You look like you've had a full body transplant.
- If you look like you are 6 months pregnant, but haven't been in 6 years, skip past the skimpy bikinis while shopping. I swear I heard whale song.
- Older moms seem to be trying to live in the denial of aging, by wearing suits intended for teens. While younger mom's seem to be going for medium, yet flattering coverage.
- Older moms should take a page from the younger moms book. Look harder and you can find something more flattering and appropriate for the pool.