Thursday, July 05, 2007

The good news is I don't have to wear a swimsuit in public now. The bad news is I wasted 150 bucks.

Really cute UV protectant Gap Kids swim trunks and swim shorts for Little Guy: $35

Really cute matching Gap Kids thongs that I just couldn't resist: $6.99

Really not-so-cute (but essential) maternity bathing suit from Motherhood Maternity: $40

Extra large swim skirt to cover my ever-expanding ass while in said swimming suit: $25.99

Fee to join Bubble Blowers swim class for infants and toddlers at the local public pool: $50

The look on my face as Little Guy preceded to throw an ultimate toddler tantrum in front of 10 mothers and their obedient children already in the water waiting for class to start and my sudden realization that there was no way my kid was EVER, EVER, EVER! getting into that pool: Priceless.

The good news is that now that I have no air conditioning, I will be using the maternity suit daily, as I have purchased a large plastic baby pool and planted it in the front yard under our tree where Little Guy and I will be spending our days seated in the water so that our skin doesn't melt off of our bodies. One must always look on the bright side, right?

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Blogger Surviving Motherhood said...

everybody should have a paddling pool in their garden at this time of year. I'm just off to fill ours with water now...

3:57 AM  
Anonymous sam said...

Ugh. That's too bad that he wouldn't get in the pool with you!

The kiddie pool is a fantastic idea. Carter would be in ours all day if I let him (and he didn't fill it with grass while getting in and out all the time)

Have fun! There's nothing like getting out of a pool with ice cold water and putting on comfy clothes afterwards!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Shortie said...

OMG you poor thing!!! NO AC?? PREGGERS?? Come on over girl. I'll give you some ice cream or ice cubes.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Maybe he'll warm up to it? Water is a common fear for toddlers initially...but most of them end up loving it. (if you can drag them into the water. *lol*)

6:25 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Brilliant idea! It sure beats moving into a hotel until the a/c is fixed!

Too bad about the swimming. My oldest was similarly traumatized at the thought of getting into a pool in front of others. Never mind that he did it at home all. the. time.

7:12 AM  
Blogger ~JJ! said...

Why does it always feel like you have the ONLY kid who throws tantrums in public...?

Happens to me ALL the time!!!!

I wanted to be very pregnant in the summer and wear a bikini...never happened...that's how you know I'm nuts though.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh. This post brought back some memories. Frustrating at the time but now are funny.

Kiddie pool is a great idea. And odds are next summer (or the one following) you won't be able to get him out of the water.

I hope your ac gets fixed soon!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Tendrils said...

Yikes! That's about how it always goes....doesn't it?!?!?!? Murphy's Law....

Glad you have a wading pool! Enjoy! Stay COOL!

11:51 AM  
Anonymous andi said...

These stories are much funnier when they happen to other people, aren't they?

That said, I'm mildly jealous that you have a bathing suit that fits as I am still in my post-pregnant body and refuse to buy a suit just yet. And we are in the middle of a heat wave. Lovely.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

Rooster was born at the end of August and I live in Georgia. Oh, the swelling. Oh, the unspeakable discomfort. I feel your pain, friend. Oy.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Aw, that's a bummer. What if you go back every day and just put a toe in and then leave? Think he'd eventually "warm up" to the idea? Heh heh.
No really... sorry about the unbearable heat and your discomfort. I feel for ya.

6:43 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

If I had a million dollars I'd rent you a hotel suite with air conditioning and a nanny for these last few weeks!

Ugh! Stay cool mamma!


1:11 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

Sending cool vibes! We live for our kiddie pool too!

5:23 PM  
Blogger said...

LOL. Been there. Done that.

As for your comment on my bloggy:

A guest post from my husband would be very fun but I highly doubt I could convince him to do that. Did you read my post (Tuesday, I think) about his views on privacy? He doesn't even READ my blog. He thinks the whole blogging thing is disturbed.

Thanks for dropping that kind note off. I love your blog and added it to the roll.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Pendullum said...

Sending cool northern winds your way...

10:12 AM  
Anonymous Moobs said...

What the blinkin flip is a swim skirt?

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

Oh my God, you are cracking me up.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Slackermommy said...

I can so relate with the screaming toddler in front of a bunch of mothers scenario. My 18 month old had the mother of all meltdowns at the pool today. She's so exhausted from it that she's been sleeping for 3 hours and counting.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Ahh, those lovely tantrums -- gotta love 'em, eh? At least you and the little guy were fashionably dressed while commanding everyone's attention at class!

Cheers to your new kiddie pool!

8:46 PM  

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