When it comes to bathing suits, you can't start shopping too early. By the time the weather is actually warm enough, it seems like the selection of bathing suits is already well picked over. Aside from the maternity one I bought when I was pregnant with the twins, I haven't purchased one in a really long time. As in pre-wedding long time. I hate bathing suits. I guess that's not true- bathing suits themselves are largely benign. I hate bathing suits on me. They show all the extra-white parts that I prefer stay hidden. It's even scarier since I had kids, and definitely worse post-twins. I guess I can't really complain too much. My body has bounced back remarkably well. Perhaps "bounced" is the wrong word. There was nursing for 6 weeks (during which I lost a pound a day for 2 weeks), followed by sweat and exercise for the last year. But even with being at that "goal" weight, my body just ain't what it used to be. Imagine, if you will, that my body is a t-shirt, woman's size M, and Ryan tried that t-shirt on. Yah, that's what my body looks like- stretched out and a little lumpy. Another mother of twins came up with a great name for it: Twin-skin. Anyway, it's just a little sad and trying to find a bathing suit that covers enough is like trying to keep my house spotless. If I had my way, I should be able to wear something like this: without people staring. That would cover enough, don't you think?