Monday, June 09, 2008

Point and Laugh

On Saturday morning, I took Jack to his first real swimming lesson. And by real, I mean, he is really learning how to swim, not just being a happy baby splashing in the water while I sang "Wheels on the Bus."

We arrived at the pool ready to go, and the teacher informed me that I would not be getting in the pool with Jack. I had assumed that I would be, given that (1) he can't swim and (2) he is too short to stand up in the shallow end. Apparently, I was the only parent who made that assumption, which also meant that I was the only adult there wearing a swimming suit.

Yeah.

And to make matters worse, we grown-ups did not get to sit on the side of the pool to watch, but rather had to sit out in the lobby.

You ever feel self-consious in a swimming suit? Well, imagine that you are also the only one who is NOT fully dressed. And that you are not sitting next to a pool.

Since changing into my real clothes was not an option (we needed to be there to watch in case the kidlets should need us), I decided to just adopt the proper attitude. As in, "Yeah, catlickers. I'm wearing my swimming suit. And I look freaking hot, don't I? Go ahead, take a good look. Can you tell I'm a marathoner? By the way, nice shorts. I can see you're really getting your money's worth out of that elastic waistband."

12 comments:

thebets said...

LOL...good save.

Nat said...

They don't let you sit by the pool. My guy is 7 and they let us sit by the pool.

Yeah, sitting there in my bathing suit would have been, well, I bit disconcerting for sure.

Marcy said...

Oh my gawddd!! ROFLMAO!!! That is so hilarious!! You totally rock chica!! Totally rock! At least you weren't wearing a thong bikini . . .or were you? ;-)

suzee said...

Just discovered your blog, and already had the best laugh in a long while - thanks!

M*J*C said...

OMG, laughing soooooo bad! Way to tell those "catlickers"!!!!!

newsjunkie said...

Hahaha I can totally picture that too--it's something that would happen to me. If I had a kid. And took him to a swimming class...

Meg said...

Haha, that's great. Way to turn it around on them in your head! :)

RazZDoodle said...

That's the funniest damn thing I've read all day! Good for you!

Nitmos said...

That's the way to do it...turn the focus and sarcasm on THEM. Elastic waist bands are a dead give away for the inactive.

the weirdgirl said...

Ha ha ha! Awesome. You rock.

I've just signed up my son for his first swim class too, but I know FOR SURE that it's both of us in the pool.

Ovens2Betsy said...

Leave it to a fellow Betsy to come up with the MOST appropriate slam!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh my. Nightmare. You handled it well. :D