Tuesday, July 25, 2006

bad mama

here's why i'm bad: it's july 25th, and my children don't own bathing suits that fit them. we've sailed suit-less through one entire month of summer (half, that is). and we haven't even been frequenting maine's famous nude beaches! boo has made do thus far with a soggy old pair of shorts, and bean and i have limited our beach-going to evening strolls. unfortunately for bean, the world does not seem to offer even one non-ugly non-bikini size 4ish bathing suit. not one. at least, not at the end of july. but today boo hit the jackpot at old navy, finding two pairs of swim trunks that don't have hawaiian-style floral motifs, don't go down to his mid-shins, and don't have "boyish" sports-related designs upon them. plus, they were marked down to $3.99!!

4 comments:

mama d said...

How about LLBean? They make a large kids size that would still fit her, and of course, adult sizes--many one-piece suits. Or a swim store might have some decent Speedos, and of course, now that I know about the need, Mama D will be looking....And J Crew online is having a swim sale.

lizzie lou said...

wow, thanks for the tips, mama d! i don't know why i didn't ask you earlier, you're the perfect shopping expert to put on the case. i will check j crew online today.

Jeannette said...

I just noticed some interesting suits at american apparel. I feeling guilty, though, because I still have the pair of swim trunks that Boo left here from his February trip. Sorry if I contributed to this dilemma!!

lizzie lou said...

no, actually i forgot all about those swim trunks -- plus, i think he's grown even since then, so they might not have fit him anyway...i didn't know am. apparel was doing swim stuff!