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If you had to see someone at the swimming pool....

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NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 13:57:46

swimming with a pair of shorts on over their costumes, would you think:

a) nothing of it?
b) how odd!
c) what's she hiding?
d) I would wear that too if I was that fat?
e) bet she needs a wax!
f) do I have a bottle of wine in the fridge or should I get one on the way home?

Mamazon Wed 27-Aug-08 13:58:54

nothing. i am a fatty so would also be wearing shorts.

If i culd get away with it i would also be wearing a long armed sweater, some trousers and a pair of shoes!

FabioTheFlouncingCat Wed 27-Aug-08 13:59:54

g) I bet she's had that costume so long the arse has gone see through and
h) Now everyone is staring at her arse
i) She forgot to take off her shorts when getting changed? Perhaps she has her trainers on too

It would look odd. I'd be intrigued - why would someone do this?

posieflump Wed 27-Aug-08 14:00:03

g) good on her for wearing what the hell she likes

PosyFossil Wed 27-Aug-08 14:04:30

TBH I would think "what's she hiding?"

I always judge people at the pool - it's so boring otherwise grin

hanaflower Wed 27-Aug-08 14:08:03

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miomaolalalalala Wed 27-Aug-08 14:09:27

i have a speedo swimsuit which has sort of cycling shorts on the bottom...solves the problem!

NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 14:11:18

hmmmmmm. Thing is, I have a problem: I am very, very shy of swimming and bearing my bod but I feel that I am denying my nearly 4 year old son the chance to get into the water because of my insecurities. Just not fair on him.

Aside from being FAT (and Mamazon, your reply was lovely!! LOL) I also have scars from ingrown hairs from waxing all the time which I have to do. Also, I have to wait at least 6 weeks for my skin to heal after waxing before I can get it done again. I HATE HATE HATE the tops of my legs for those reasons. (BTW: any idea what lazer treatment would cost?)

But I am going to have to be really bold and brave and just bear all (with swim shorts) so that my son can swim too. (His dad would take him but tends to leave it up to me to organise most things).

Thanks so much for the replies. So next time you see a near a swimming pool with shorts on............. wave hello!

NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 14:12:51

Mioma etc etc... Sounds like a brilliant idea!
And yes, hanaflower, I was tryng to achieve the "board shorts" type look but at a whopping size 20, it aint going to happen!

posieflump Wed 27-Aug-08 14:14:11

aw, you'lll be fine, honestly no one will be looking at you
I'm too busy trying to look after my dcs to lok at other pepopl

MadreInglese Wed 27-Aug-08 14:15:36

Can't you get swimming cossies with longer legs? Like thin short wetsuits?

jalopy Wed 27-Aug-08 14:34:14

I have a speedo separate top and shorts. Covers a multitude. grin

miomaolalalalala Wed 27-Aug-08 14:37:21


someone is selling new ones on ebay (half price) type in speedo legsuit 20 see what you can pull the leg down a bit more..totally understand. took my 4yr old swimming first time in two years on sat and he absolutely loved it..brilliant fun!

it seems very wholesome and healthy to go swimming!

NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 14:43:35

thanks so much, everyone.
i have read some really harsh MN posts and I was a little worried about the replies I may get!

I will def be taking LO on Sat morning.

I will check ebay, miomaetc, and let you know how I get on.

fruittea Wed 27-Aug-08 14:47:22

this sort of thing? here

MadreInglese Wed 27-Aug-08 14:50:59

Yes that's what I was thinking of fruittea, just couldn't find a pic.

NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 14:52:00

Fruitte, that looks nice too, and not to expensive...

fruittea Wed 27-Aug-08 14:53:25

I use Allen's a lot for DS's swimming kit, and they're very good - very quick on the whole. ANd you get a discount if you spend over £30, I think it is.


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SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 27-Aug-08 14:56:51

f probably but then that is what i think most times i leave the house!

lol actually i dont think i really 'look and think' about people an awfull lot. unless they are making a spectacle of themselves like the pair of old drunks on the bus yesterday where my only thought was 'ffs why? its only 2pm grow up a bit'.

PussinJimmyChoos Wed 27-Aug-08 14:57:22

I'm a muslim mnetter and hopefully going to go swimming wearing this:

So, don't worry about shorts m'dear grin

Oliveoil Wed 27-Aug-08 14:57:22

we all went swimming on Monday and most people in the pool were fat (excluding moi obviously grin)

nobody gives a crap imo

some people leave their towels near the benches so when they get out they can get covered straight away, is this a possibility?

FabioTheFlouncingCat Wed 27-Aug-08 15:01:23

Sorry about the see through arse blush

It has just occured to me that as so many women have issues about baring their bodies at the pool [feminist rant about the meeja deleted], why is it that men's swimwear is now akin to a pair of clam diggers, instead of the hideous --point-and-laugh-- Speedo of yore?

fwiw, once in the water no one can see, and from mn alone you could gather that ther are far more women concerned about their own arses than judging anyone else's

You could walk to the pool with your towel wrapped around you and slip quickly into the water.

And can you find an alternative to waxing?

Like I said in my first post - you would attract my attention for wearing shorts,not for the size of you bum or anything else.

wear a swimming hat like this and no one will look at your bum!

NumberFour Wed 27-Aug-08 15:01:27

yes, olive, it really is just a case of from poolside to inside pool.
Pussinjimmys, i have not seen anything like that before!
Despite my bravado online, i know come SAturday morning I will need to give myself a kick up the arse to get myself out the house and into the pool
Ridiculous thing is that every time I have been, I have loved it.

Oliveoil Wed 27-Aug-08 15:04:38

honestly, just get changed and walk to the pool

if you scurry about you will feel shit

head up, walk in, enjoy your swim

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