Thursday, July 23, 2009

Two-Piece Dilemma

My MIL told me last week that GG (Great Grandma) had bought Ruby a tankini to keep at their house. Uh-oh.

My thinking is that 2 year olds don't really need to get into the 2-piece habit. I instantly made a bit of a face - I hoped it was the perfect mix of skepticism and unabashed resoluteness, along with the ever-popular look of "Cory (aka your son) will not be ok with that."

She assured me that it covered her tum-tum pretty well and I dropped the issue, making a mental note to have Cory take it from there.

Later, I called him and told him all about the trashy two piece. We were unified in our disgust. A two-piece? For a 2-year old?!

Then, in rapid succession, I remembered this:

So, it seems the tankini will provide Ruby with exactly 50% more coverage than she has previously enjoyed while at Nana's house, under the direct supervision of both Mommy and Daddy.

I believe the no two-piece rule will start next Summer.

17 comments:

  1. Ha. This makes me laugh. I believe my resolve looks a lot like yours most days. Some things are just not that important when you get a little perspective.

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  2. hee hee. I do have one positive note about the 2 piece. it is much easier to take her to the potty when she's all wet!

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  3. I constantly battle with my mother in law over things that really aren't important after I calm down and think about it.

    While I don't have to address this problem since I have boys (although I make them wear rash guards with their shorts), I would think it might be easier on you, if she's still in diapers, if she's wearing 2 pieces.

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  4. Rash guard? Very interested in that info! Ruby, you made me laugh quite hard...those faces! You are such a doll!

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  5. I wear a 2 piece all the time, under my clothes.

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  6. Ha, and to think I saw both kids sans clothing last night! ;) Btw, just know that I totally check your blog (often) before I even check my hotmail or fb in the morning when I get to work! ps. thanks for the bounty last night!

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  7. LOL! I know where you're coming from. Two pieces rank up there with temporary tatoos for me. these pics are hilarious

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  8. Great post. I echo your sentiments.

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  9. Haha! I know exactly the face you made!!! I've made that face quite often over the years since our children were born. It is often accompanied by the thought that Rick and I would be talking and then he could take up the subject later...hehehe.

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  10. I didn't know you despised two pieces on little kiddos. I tend to think they are adorable, but I can see your point too. Totally made me laugh with the pictures you pointed out, hilarious. Ruby's cute no matter what she has on :)

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  11. Oh, my, as a new grandmother I'm at the other end & trying to comply w/my adult children's wishes for their child, aka may grandchild. I do hope that your wishes are respected. Ultimately it is your responsibility as the parents to make these decisions. My dd has gone the "tankini" route w/my 22 month granddaughter. It's a bathing suit bottom, which reminds me of a pink bowling ball when fit around her lil' diaper. Then the top is a very pretty pink and white rash guard. We were at the beach last week and it was perfect. Well, this is just the beginning of many decisions to make. From a grandmother's point of view, please be gentle and understanding ... but when you need to not compromise then know that it really is up to you. Us grandparents already had our chance. I loved the photos as a comparism for the bathing suit situation. I do understand & respect your thinking on this & agree.

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  12. You are too too funny ! Sometimes us Moms get all worked up and then we come back down to earth ! I would say as long as she isn't naked or wearing a thong or a string bikini - it will be O.K. !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  13. hehehehehhehe. ^ a thong or string bikini. too funny.

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  14. Ha! Great pics and you know what, I feel the same way. My girls wear a one piece. I'm all for keeping them covered as much as possible for as long as possible.

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  15. We have 3 little girls and a pool in the back yard. My oldest (6 ) WANTS a 2 piece. Not a "onesie" like the babies. She gets a NO everytime she begs. My middle girl would wear a wet suit if we let hee. She wants to coer every inch of skin. The baby is only 7 months so she has no comment.

    My husband wont even allow the tankini. He thinks if we let her wear bikinis then whats next ?

    Good LUCK ! Girls are strong minded.

    p.s. Love, Love your blog !

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  17. oh my gosh, what a cutie pie, LOVE those curls!

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