But there is one that comes around every single spring/summer that pushes the envelope of irritation. And that would be going swimsuit shopping. With teenagers. Oh my goodness. Sooooo disturbing. And I'm not talking about my girls. I'm talking about the things they have to choose from. It seems they basically have 2 choices: Almost nothing there miniscule pieces of cloth or matronly fabric and style. What is up with that? Why is it that the choices for teenage girls that we have in cute fabric is provacatively styled, barely there bikinis (which horrifies me) or a full one piece that looks like it was designed in both style and fabric for their grandma (which horrifies them to say the least) or speedos? And we won't even mention the irritation of them having the audacity to charge an arm and a leg for the tiny squares of fabric connected with string. That's a whole other post.
And by the way, it's no better for me. Every year I going looking for the suit that will make me look like Cindy Crawf*rd, and I end up leaving disappointed, because girls, it's not out there! What is up with that? But I digress. That's too many "What is up with that's" in one post.
Anyway, after making my girl try on 5 or 50 suits, and using up all the synonyms I can think of for frustrating, I have a question to put out here and I want your thoughts.
In your opinion: Is there such a thing as a modest 2 piece or bikini bathing suit? Or is modest and 2 piece an oxymoron? And if there is, where in heaven's name would one purchase such a thing?
Go for it. Tell me "what think you"?
By the way, we did end up, after hours of searching, with a cute tankini, that satisfied both girl and mom, but let me tell you it was WORK! And in case you're wondering, it doesn't look like any of the above.