With the warm weather comes a lot of outside time for my girls and me. For the past couple weeks, we have been outside almost every afternoon playing in the pool and sprinklers and enjoying homemade snow cones. After the first few days of water play, I quickly realized that my 6-year-old was in desperate need of a new bathing suit, so we headed to the store to buy a new summer suit.
This was the first year that I wouldn’t be able to get my growing girl a bathing suit from the baby/toddler section, so we headed over to the big girl section to check out the selection. With Daddy and baby sister in tow, Aubrey and I started sifting through the bathing suits. And I have to admit, I was shocked to see our options. Bikinis, triangle tops, and suggestive, low-cut one-piece suits filled the shelves. This seemed to be the theme at almost every store we visited.
After trying on several suits in an effort to find a cute, appropriate suit that we could all agree on, Aubrey fell in love with a peace-sign covered “tankini” paired with the cute little short bottoms. Despite Daddy’s no two-piece rule, he agreed that this was the perfect suit.
Aubrey left the store excited about her new bathing suit, and my husband and I left the store thrilled to have avoided the suits that should come in adult sizes rather than a child’s size 6. Unfortunately, I’m sure the bathing suit struggle will happen next summer, and the summer after that, and the summer after that. After seeing the options available to my kindergartener, I don’t even want to think about the suits we’ll have to sift through when she is in middle school.
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