Thursday, July 10, 2008

Family Night...

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 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?" 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 time, I promise) 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... 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 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" 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 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!



i beati said...

splendid perk sk

Jim said...

Great! They could put up an addition to the NO CUTOFFS IN THE POOL to say also NO BARE BUTTS IN THE POOL.

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Anonymous said...

I don't know if some people can't really help it. I know some people have REALLY low metabolism but I still don't think that's an excuse to eat unhealthy or double portions. I just don't think I buy that story that people CAN'T lose weight. And yes fat folks should cover up cause the rest of us don't wanna see it, at the pool or at Kroger! Guess I'm being mean, but fat grosses me out.


I beati..guess I don't understand what you mean, splendid perk?

Jim...I know. Although, I doubt a sign would help...they just need to bar entrance.

Flat....I agree...I was just trying to be nice...I didn't want to offend anyone..yes, fat grosses me out to.

Daddy Forever said...

That is some pool! I wish we had a pool like that around here. We only have boring pools near here.

.:| Melissa |:. said...

OMG I posted a whole comment and blogger ATE it!!! *cries*

There's no way I can recreate it, so basically, what I said was this:

I am overweight, and I wasn't offended at all, and I totally agree with you on appropriate dress!!

NEWSFLASH: Overweight people, the general public doesn't want to see your cottage cheese!

Just because you, and/or your significant other, and/or your family, thinks you are "all that", doesn't mean everyone else does!! Leave that shit at home, in private! Ok! sheeeeeeeeesh

Even when I was thin, I didn't "let it all hang out"! Yea, I wore tight clothes, but my skin was covered!! 'Course, I've always been kinda modest. *shrugs*

So, if you're overweight, for the love of GOD, do NOT wear tight fitting shirts, that show EVERY SINGLE cottage cheese chunk, and every bulge. Do NOT wear tube tops, or bare midriff tops. Do NOT tuck in your shirt. Do NOT wear low rise/hip hugger pants. Do NOT wear tight fitting short shorts. Do NOT wear bikini's and especially thong bathing suits! *puke* Essentially ... do NOT wear ANY skinny people clothes!

What I'm saying is, COVER THAT SHIT UP! TYVM! The general public will love you for it!