Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lessons from a Waterpark

1) Not everyone is meant to wear a bikini. I never think body shape/size should prohibit people from doing the things they want to do. Everyone should be able to put on a swimming suit and enjoy time at a pool with their family. Alot of people would look really nice in a one piece, but a two piece...not so much.

2) More folks should care about the modesty of their teen girls. I saw many young teenage girls with a whole lot of their "stuff" on display. It makes me a bit sad that this is the norm and readily accepted.

3) It's great (and necessary) to spend time with our older kids alone. Because they are not as "needy" as the littles it's easy to overlook them. We are so blessed to have such great big kids at our house and it's important to remind them just how great they are.

8 comments:

Kathy C. said...

We see a lot of people at the beach who need a lot more clothing!

Jen said...

On that note, just came home from a birthday party for a seven year old. One girl was wearing a black bikini and the top was PADDED! Like it was a wonderbra or something. It was very, very disturbing that a seven year old had padding.

Annie said...

I would love to go swimming, but it is hard to be as covered up as I'd like to be (picture 1904!) But there were some Muslim women at my mom's apartment pool and they just wore big t-shirts over their suits, and I thought "Why not?" At least that felt OK when they were there; when they aren't I feel odd and conspicuous. Jen is right! I inadvertantly bought a suit for Nastya that has padding! I didn't realize it until one of the pads came out when I washed it; at least they are removable....

Robin Dodd Photography said...

OMG. I saw the padded ones... I want to put Mariama in one of those suits from the turn of the century...LOL.. I agree disturbing.

Eve said...

You are so right on all three points. And on modesty, is that even a word anymore? Imagine 10 - 20 years from now.

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Joy and Geoff said...

For sure. I am completely devoted to my skirted swimsuits (very cute - no need to compromise style at all), which I am loving (even more than my "boy short" styles)...and yes, children's & teens swimwear for girls is bothering me a lot this summer. I was actually just at a water park in the company of some teen boys, and one of them even wondered aloud what happened to the days of young girls covering up a bit more (something to that effect)...and then his "joke" about how it confuses "us guys" was perhaps quite telling...cover the girls up, folks!

The Gang's Momma! said...

Ugh. One of the hardest things about being a mom to a girl is training her consistently on issues like modesty and saving yourself (not just physically but spiritually, emotionally, mentally, too) when we are surrounded with "stuff" on display. I hear ya! I hear ya!

Do you follow Secret Keeper ministries with Dannah Gresh? I think you would really, really like her. She's on Facebook, has a blog, etc. I always come away with good things to think about. I just wish their retreats were more affordable for our budget . . .