Thursday, September 15, 2011

Me. At a Water Park.

We have a water park by our house that has been around since I was a teenager.
I used to avoid it in high school because it meant that I had to walk around in a bathing suit with all of my less chubby friends.
I'd gone a couple of times, but not quite as much as my Husband.
He had a season pass almost every year, so he has great childhood memories of summer days at the park.
I kind of just assumed that our kids would grow up spending their days there as well.
Until the word came that it was closing due to an endlessly increasing land lease.
So we scored some passes (for free) for one last trip to the water park.
We took the big kids (who are 3 and 4), and left littlest man at home.
And I spent the whole day in my bathing suit.
As in walking around, uncovered, in my bathing suit.

And I was a little bit uncomfortable.
But for the most part, proud of myself for who I am now.
Because although I know that it was not a pretty sight, I didn't really care as much.
I was there to let my kids make a memory.
And that meant way more to me than worrying about how I looked at the water park.


Adrienne said...

I am so proud of you!!! That's so awesome. I bet they had a blast. I went in my bathing suit only on our vacation too, and it was liberating. :) I wish we could run together too!! hey one day, we WILL run a race together. promise!? We would be perfect running buddies.

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Doesn't it feel amazing to make great memories with your kids? I love that part of my life now.

Miz said...

I loved this.
Life is just too too short.

Nancy M said...

That is wonderful! It's really hard to walk uncovered in a bathing suit. I finally got one I like this year and feel somewhat okay in. I think we need to go before it closes. Never been there and it's so close. I did the 5K run through the lazy river but I know my kids would love to be in the water!

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