Thursday, July 10, 2008
Last night, after work...the family and I packed up and headed to our local swimming pool for family night.
Tropicanoe Cove, here in Lafayette, is more than just a pool....it is amazing. They have a wading pool that starts out at your ankles, goes to 2 1/2 ft, then it turns to your left into 3 and 4 ft, then they have a double barrel slide into six foot of water. They have an awesome kiddie area, a lazy river and a huge water slide. It was so nice to spend a couple of hours there last night with the family. I braved wearing a new bikini for the first time and before we left the house, I had some major anxiety about doing so. Although I have lost 25 lbs, and weigh in at 118 lbs now...I was still insecure about myself...wondering "What will people think?"...no matter what, I have and will always have insecurites with my body....My tummy is not flat enough, what? Can you see the stretch marks? Yikes! Hubster reassured me I looked great, to relax, wear my new bikini (sorry, no pictures...I forgot my camera...next time, I promise)....be proud of how I look...
So, we left and ventured to the park. I removed my cover clothes and eased back onto the lounge chair and started to look around...what the hell was I having anxieties about..because seriously, there were women there, wearing bikinis, strutting around, that should not have been wearing bikinis....seriously. Think Razfusha (sp?) from the movie Norbit...
OMG...my eyes. What the hell were they thinking? Maybe their attitudes about themselves were better than mine...I don't know. I just feel that if you are a rather "large" person, no one else seriously want's to see your "largeness"...Wear appropriate swimsuits and cover ups....It's not just the pool either...I see it everywhere...girls with halter tops and low riders on, with huge muffin tops....women wearing shorts so short, and three or four sizes too small....Where has the modesty gone?
I don't want to offend anyone with this post...I seriously am not down on overweight people....Some people seriously can't help it. I know how hard it is to lose weight, it is tough as hell. But, if you can't....just dress appropriately for your size....is that too much to ask? Here I was having anxieties about my bathing suit, when actually, I really should not have been. Some of these women were downright indecent...there were kids running around everywhere....and there was this one lady, walking around in an orange two piece...everything was "hanging out"....it was bad, people...really bad. I wanted to take my beach towel over and tell her, For the love of God, woman! Cover yourself! I would have felt the same way though, if it was a smaller woman, wearing a too small bikini, with everything hanging out. It is a family Aquatic center..
What do you think? Am I being too harsh? I honestly am not trying to be....Guess, what I'm saying is, have people lost all sense of respect for themselves anymore? Do they just not care?
Just like in the scene from Norbit, should people at the pool start asking these people if they even have bottoms on before they enter the pool? You can't go into a nightclub dressed inappropriatley, they will turn you away at the door. We were turned away from one once, because hubby had shorts on, instead of slacks. I think they should implement the same rule at swimming pools.
That is all I have to say about that.
Aside from all of that, it really was an enjoyable evening and I can't wait to take the kiddos back again....it only cost us $11 to get in. Cheap, cheap family entertainment and a wonderful way to relax and spend time with your family after a hard day at work.
We went for pizza afterwards and then it was home for baths, bedtime and snuggle time with the hubby, before he headed off to work. Thanks to last night...I just might make it to the end of the week.
Have a great Thursday everyone!