Friday, March 9, 2007

The Bathing Suit Blues!

Now my least favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is getting into a bathing suit. The needle at the dentist office pales in comparison to the horror of the swimsuit. Now I had my day when I walked proudly along the beach but those days are long gone. LONG GONE! But, when your little granddaughter invites you to go swimming with her preschool group, of course you say "Yes, I'd love to dear"!

So camera in hand off I went with the dreaded swimsuit under my clothes so that I wouldn't have to change in front of anyone. Now I used to swim regularly with my sister Backhoe Mama when she lived in the area and it was with a group of women of all shapes, sizes and all over the age of 50. Now that is comforting knowing you're not going to be standing beside Miss Size 3 in a bikini the size of a postage stamp.

Anyhow I arrived at the appointed time to the delight of my granddaughter who promptly attached herself to my leg. The first half of swim time is their lesson so she had to unattach long enough to do that. It was so cute to see all of these 4 and 5 years olds swimming their little hearts out looking a lot like the old fashioned egg beaters we used to use with water going everywhere!

I have to admit they were doing a great job. I asked the instructor if there was an age limit in the class as it was just what I needed as I was rather rusty. I guess I am too old as she graciously turned me down on the prospect of joining the class.

After the lesson there was free swim and once again I had an attachment to my leg....I had to leave a couple minutes early to get to an appointment so there was a bit of discussion on removing said attachment but with promises of coming back again next week she let go and gave me a kiss goodbye.
I am so blessed to have my grandchildren living close by and to be able to participate in all of their activities.........even if it means getting into a bathing suit!!


dcrmom said...

You're a wonderful Grammie. And just LOOK at that shiny happy face. She is just too precious.

Joan said...

What a terrific grandma you are to overlook your aversion to bathing suits so that your granddaughter can have a wonderful time at her swim class. And what a cutie she're one lucky grandma.

PEA said...

Ugh...bathing suits...I never look forward to having to wear one anymore! lol I love that picture of you and your "leg attachment"! hehe xox

palmtreefanatic said...

You are a fantastic Gramma!!
love the swimming photos!

KC said...

I'll say it again.. you are a great grandma.. :)
I hear ya on the bathing suit issues.. UGH I dread it, thank goodness for the skirt bottom being in style.. but even then UGH.. I'm not built for a swim suit LOL..
But I'm not the sort of mom who can sit at the side of the pool in normal cloths while the kids are in the pool wishing there mom was in there having fun with them either.
I was the only mom in the pool last weekend at Princess ball tournament, the rest of them sat around the pool dressed. Ture i was the only one there with a 5 year old and a 21 month old who couldn't be in the water by themself and the rest of them were there with there 10 and 11 year olds.. but even the next day when the younger kids were gone, Princes(11 years old) asked me to take a swim with her before leaving the hotel.. I knew if i did that my hair would be a mess the rest of the day and it would be a pony tail sort of day because we didn't have that much time before check out and her ball tournament.. BUT what's more important swimming with your baby girl or having perfect hair and make up..
Love Love Love the smile on your granddaughters face because grandma was in the pool with her.