I decided that I would go and buy my first "mom-kini" at Target (Yes, Target- I didn't want to spend a fortune on something I would only be wearing in Ava's swim class). Besides, I couldn't dare wear one of my bikinis... they have sequins, etc and are WAY too skimpy for a kids swim class. $40 later, I am now the semi-proud owner of a mom-kini. It looks like this but is gray:
Now, if you look at it (as I did) you're probably wondering--aren't swim suits supposed to be tight? With that said, look at the waist on this thing. Why so baggy? It's not a maternity suit...?
Well, I soon found out that once in the water, the thing rises up like an intertube around your cha-cha's... showing as much skin as one of my skank-kini's. I should have saved the $40 and donned the ol' string bikini. In order to keep it from floating up I had to tuck it into the bottoms--Now we're talking uber sexy! Ava's is much cuter:
I don't know if I can bear the embarrassment of wearing that thing again next week. Might need to find a new momkini. Maybe we'll shop for one after we go to Best Buy this morning (to replace my Flip Video camera that she decided to take swimming with her in the bathtub last week). Maybe afterward, we'll hit TJ's and I'll sharpen my Maxxinista skills by walking out with a semi-cute momkini for next week's class.