June 08, 2006

A Thursday Three, Of Sorts

Terry's gotten lazy and left question writing up to the rest of us.

Here's my Thursday Three:

Cantalope, Honeydew, or Watermelon?

Watermelon. I buy the others for the family and slice them up, but I don't like them. I bring myself to taste them now and again, but I can't bring myself to like them. Honeydew is slightly better than cantalope, in my opinion, but I generally won't eat either.

Would you let your little girls wear bikinis?

When my mother-in-law arrived recently with a bag full of hand-me down clothing from somebody or other's granddaughter, the most exciting clothing in the bag, from the perspective of our three year old, was a two-piece swimsuit. My husband and I decided that we did not want to start any precedents of allowing belly-baring suit wearing (even though when I was in college I had a bikini of which I was quite proud and skinny enough to wear). I suppose I've become prudish in my old age and my husband remembers what it was like to be a teenage boy and thus we'd like to start out with a position of no two-piece suits and get that established right up front. I bribed The Middle Girl with a brand new pink and purple swim suit from Target and she was more than happy to surrender the bikini.

Why does The Toddler Girl laugh hysterically when I smell her feet and say with great exaggeration, "Ew! Stinky!"? and/or Why does The Toddler Girl think she has the right to climb in my lap, stick her foot in my face and say, "Piggy" any time she wants me to play "This Little Piggy" with her toes?

And the answer? I have no idea, but she's awfully cute and I think we'll keep her.


I blame #3 on the flip-flops.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at June 8, 2006 02:54 PM

Oh, I love 2-piece bathing suits on little girls. That's all I buy for mine. They are so easy to potty in. I would never wear one myself, never have, but I do like the tankinis for pottying.

Posted by: Jo at June 9, 2006 01:13 PM

The point about making going to the bathroom easier is a good one.

I guess it isn't two piece suits in general that I don't want my girls running around in. I actually have a maternity tankini, but it doesn't show any skin between the pieces. The suit my three year old was given looked too much like a kids' version of a very grown-up suit. I have no problem with kids running around looking like innocent children, but when the clothes they put on start making them look like mini-Britneys, the look is highly disturbing. In other words, I'd rather have them running around naked sometimes than running around with clothes on, if the clothes are sexy looking.

Posted by: Jordana at June 10, 2006 03:00 PM