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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fashion Wednesday~~Bathing Suit War With my 14-Year-Old




I have a fourteen year old teenage daughter.

                                           
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                           Thank you, Thank you for your empathy.





A few days ago we went shopping for a bathing suit for her.



                      I did a lot of this before  we left.
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Because if you have a 14-year-old daughter you know that something like bathing suit shopping can turn into an epic battle.




                 


Oh, it all starts off sweet...until she comes over to me holding a suit like this...



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OK OK,  it looked more like this but.....
                                        
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As a mother of a teenage girl all bikinis look like this to me
                                           
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All of them emphasize the parts we don't want them to show.












But I was ready; I showed her a picture of a good suit that I thought was perfect for her. "Look" I said "The girl in the picture is SMILING. I bet she made Her Mom very happy"
                                                    
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   She answered by doing the teenager eye roll.                                                     
                              
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To which I calmly responded...
                                           
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saying something along the lines of...


                        " My way or the highway"
                                  
                                "Like it or lump it"
                                          
                                      "Too bad so sad"






                                                                                                                            


She walked back to the racks of suits and brought back something like these


           
                                                                                                                            
                      
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I lovingly said " If you keep bringing me itty bitty swimsuits I'll make you wear this!"
                                                            
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        Her response
                                       
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                            Mine
                                   
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                                      and then a compromise








                      She got a tankini that sort of looks like this
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Tomorrow we are going shopping for shorts














                             back to this                                              
                                           
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18 comments:

  1. Awesome, you must spend so much time searching for those pictures?? They are always so app for the post you are presenting, made me laugh :)

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  2. That was funny, Joanne, but I do know exactly what you are going through!

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  3. I don't envy you bringing up a teenager these days...glad my days are over.

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  4. So funny. Shopping for teenage boys can be tricky but at least they wear their shorts long and their shirts baggy.
    Shopping with a girl would be far more challenging

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  5. HA HA! I remember having this same issue with my mom. I think she would've been happy if it had one of those skirts from earlier days :)
    To this day, I settle for a tankini too

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  6. I love this. At one time my daughter was 14 so I know exactly what you are going through.

    I like the tankini.

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  7. the compromise was cute i like those tanktini

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  8. haha i sympathize--but i should be honest---when i was around your daughter's age and actually looked great in a two piece, my mom would not let me get the one i wanted, i can still see it haha--and again i have to admit, i allow my daughter to wear a bikini---but i would not allow a string one!!!--i love that tankini:)

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  9. Every teenage girl I see have those butt-hugging shorts on. I wonder how they get out of the house. Especially when there's a lot of butt to hug.
    - Maurice Mitchell
    The Geek Twins | Film Sketchr
    @thegeektwins | @mauricem1972

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  10. Good compromise!!! Good luck with the shorts thing!!!

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  11. Oh yes, I remember the famous eye roll. I used to get that. Thanks for the memory. It looks as though you made a good choice. Have fun shopping for shorts.

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  12. Too too funny and I am glad you are strong, and the compromise suit looks good. Get some rest for shopping for shorts.

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  13. Thank goodness for the tankini..........

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  14. OH boy!!! Ok I'm glad I have boys, I think I would have lost it in the store. I like the one you decided on :)

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  15. I want continuation... I'll be waiting for a shorts story because this just made me laugh very hard:) Now that I have a daughter too, I can already empathize a little bit.

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  16. LOL! I know how you feel. My 13 year old likes those kind of suits too . . .and tankinis are the compromise.

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  17. The tankini is a great compromise; it's not made of dental floss. I hope the shorts shopping caused less angst.

    Be well, Joanne.
    xoRobyn

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  18. Being a teen, I have absolutely no problem seeing girls in bikinis. But sometimes, I understand why parents don't want their kids to wear them. But I think that moms should think back to when they were trying to impress boys.

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