Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Is It That Time, Already?



My daughter wants a new swimsuit. We were at the outlet mall, browsing. I pointed to an orange striped bikini that didn't look too revealing.

Me: How about this one?


Her: It’s okay for you, maybe.


Me: Honey, I think my bikini days are over.


Her: Nuh-uh. Have you seen the people on the beach? You’re skinny.


Me: That doesn’t mean I'd look okay in a bikini.


Her: What are you talking about? No one looks good in a bikini. Those days are gone!


I'm not sure if that’s good news or bad news. I’m going to eat another scoop of ice cream and think about it.

17 comments:

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! That illo is hilarious! :0)

Cute convo w/ your daughter too. :0)

Bish Denham said...

ROFL! Your drawing alone speaks volumes! And you ain't seen nothing til you've see tourists on the beach in the islands with their white fish-belly skin and jello bellies wearing...you got it...bikinis!

ICQB said...

How funny! My suite that I got a couple of years ago which was a little loose on me? Well now it's too small. It shrunk in the drawer.

Or possibly chocolate has something to do with it : )

Love the drawing!!

LW said...

Too Cute..
I love that girl in the drawing, I can so relate to her....

Louise

Ara Burklund said...

Too funny! I love the drawing, too. And your daughter's absolutely right. : )

Kelly said...

Adorable illustration!!
Ahhh, the bikini days...I'm way past them. Thank goodness for tankinis!

msprimadonna67 said...

THAT is a good daughter: )

Suzanne Casamento said...

Hey! I think that's good news. If bikini days are gone and no one looks good in them anymore, I'm going to join you and eat ice cream! : )

Keri Mikulski said...

Love it!! ;)

Kim Kasch said...

I love that pic (so revealing-or at least reminiscent of my trips to the swimsuit store) and I've got stories I could tell about what my kids have said to me when we've gone boating - heck, I think I will tell one. Thanks for being my muse :)

Nora MacFarlane said...

Love the illustration and the conversation with your daughter!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Think I used to own one suit like your pic without the bow !
A cute drawing too.

Lily Cate said...

Your daughter is right, though. I spent days trying on suits for a trip to a waterpark/hotel spot last year, only to get there and relize that the general standard is far, far lower than my own.

Mary Witzl said...

I love that picture too!

No one looks good in a bikini anymore? We must live in a time warp here; there are far too many curvy young things swanning around, including my own kid...

Suzie said...

Bathing suit shopping is evil and should be banned!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Oh how I hate bathing suits!
I LOVE your daughter. She's great!

Rena said...

Awww, your daughter's reply made me smile. LOVE the drawing!