Are Bikinis “Out” For Parents?

By: Rosy Barren


It’s summer and in California at this time of the year, I find myself at pool parties often. I hate being hot. The only thing I like about summer is being in water or on the beach.  I used to dread summers, sticky and unbearable but somehow with kids, it’s different.  I enjoy sharing the fun hot days can bring.  Popsicles, sprinklers, ice cream trucks, late-night walks, gorgeous sunsets, beaches and POOLS!  But let me get to my dilemma, I seem to be the only mom at the party that is wearing a bikini.  Did I miss the memo?  Is it tacky to be a parent in a bikini?  It’s not that I’m trying to show off my body. I’ve only ever worn bikini’s, frankly it never occurred to me to buy a one piece.  But suddenly I find myself, jumping out of the pool and racing over to a towel to cover-up.  It reminds me of my teenage years when I was terrified of anyone seeing my body.  Damn I should have enjoyed that body of mine more!

But seriously, I feel that the women might hate me because it may seem as if I’m trying to attract their man, even though I’m a lesbian, am I over-thinking this?   I worry that I won’t be invited back for fear that I’m just that annoying girl that shows up in the two piece.  What is the consensus here?  Do I go shopping to please the mothers or am I too neurotic for my own good?

I could use some advice moms!


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