Thursday, May 31, 2007

the morning's lesson

*don't wear an old swimsuit that you just found in the bottom of your drawer

so, this morning i get lala off to school and head off to the gym for a swimming workout. i drop my 2 remaining children off at the kids club and quickly change into my newly found, but very old, swimsuit and jump into the pool. about halfway through my workout, the water i had been drinking had gone through me, so i get out of the pool and walk through the locker room to the toilets. as i push open the glass door that separates the restroom from the locker room i barely glimpse my reflection staring back at me. to my horror i realize my mistake! old swimsuits, while dry, may appear to have great coverage and seem modest enough but, add water and it is a whole different story! i quickly fold my arms over my chest and slink back into the pool ever so carefully, making sure not to lift my shoulders up out of the water for the rest of my workout! needless to say, after my swim i promptly dropped the suit into the trash can, never to be worn again!

now i know why everyone was looking at me funny. i kept thinking, "do they know something i don't?" and the answer was, "yes!"

5 comments:

Teresa said...

So...are you saying you were flashing everyone?

Mahina said...

pretty much!

Bridget said...

Oh, I do hate those moments. If you notice the pics of me on my blog during the triathlon, you'll notice in the photos where I am wearing a swimsuit, my arms are both conveniently covering my chest. Yeah, same problem. I do have a new suit now too!

Mahina said...

ah! i just looked at the photos. strategic placement of the arms, that was me this morning.

Siouxsie said...

I laughed so hard at pretty much all your stories but this one was just exceptionally funny. I'm glad you seemed to have survived it with some dignity intact. :-) I love all the stories you're sharing about your girls. I can't believe how grown up and funny and beautiful they are!