Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polka Dot… Tankini?

This weekend brought both a daylight savings time change and tons of rain.  Sounds like spring is here, doesn’t it?

This time of year always excites me because of the slew of crawfish boils to be found, sunshine after work (even if you work late like me!), pink azaleas,  golf tournaments (The Shell Houston Open is one of my favorite events of the spring), my annual viewing of Steel Magnolias, sear sucker + white pumps, and time by the pool.  Just to name a few.

The other day at work we were discussing the trip to Vegas my firm is taking to celebrate the end of tax season.  We were talking about how we would be up late all night, and I said that normally doesn’t bother me because I can sleep by the pool the next day.   Then you aren’t wasting time while you sleep.  Then I quickly decided it would be weird to do that in front of my co-workers.  I don’t really want them knowing exactly what I look like in a bikini.  Right?  I think it must take away your professional edge on some level.

One of my co-workers commented that she hadn’t worn a bikini in years.  Said co-worker is in her early thirties and has two darling little girls, and she is pregnant with her third child.  We are basically in the same age bracket, but she doesn’t wear bikinis?  What?

She explained that having kids kind of changes your perspective on the bikini.


Then I started to think about it.  Moms really don’t wear bikinis do they?  I definitely don’t see many that do when I’m at the pool, now that I think about it.  Keep in mind Britney Spears doesn’t count for the purposes of this conversation.  They also wear 100 + sunblock and stay out of the sun like smart practical people.  They also don’t read magazines while they are the pool because they are watching their children.

God help me.

You’ve served me well precious two-pieces.  I look forward to this last season together.

In other news, my hair stylist (and friend) has updated her salon website.  It looks great!  I shamelessly must also mention that I’m also in the video.  My siblings will probably make fun of that last shot for the forseeable future, but the rest of you seriously check out M Salon.  Caityln is the best!