Monday, May 30, 2011

Bringing Summer Back

On this weekend, the unofficial start to summer, I'm aware that we've lost the meaning of the season.

Summer is not supposed to be about hating your body.

It's about coconut lotion, popsicle tongues, and cartwheels in the sand.  Summer camp, porch swings, and shvitzing in the shade. Slip-and-slides, fireworks, and forever dusk.

And yes, it's about food. . .  hot dogs, ice cream, and corn. . .  picnics and barbecues, blueberries, and tea (iced tea, that is).

As a child, no one had to tell you how to prepare for swimsuit season.  The same holds true now.  Getting "bikini-ready" is as simple as: 1) taking off your clothes and 2) putting on your bikini.

So, join me these next few months in bringing summer back.  Let's keep in mind the wonderful culture of summer, where the size or shape of your belly, upper arms, thighs, hips, and butts have nothing to do with barreling into the surf,  hurling watermelon seeds, or catching fireflies in a jar.

8 comments:

luapimoan said...

I love this post! So true.

ffgirly said...

I'll do my best, but I'm still fighting my own war. You did say that you were interested in personal experiences? I am a (nearly 3 years) post-surgery bariatric patient, 45 years old today:

http://formerfattyconfessions.blogspot.com/2011/06/35-year-war-rages-on.html

Korey said...

I love this comment. I wish I could love my body and be as free as I was as a child. I hope that one day I will be.

azusmom said...

Love it!

I will say that I have given up bikinis, but only because the water around here is just too dang cold! (A few years ago I jumped into Lake Tahoe in a bikini.
Yeah. Not the smartest move I've ever made, lol)

L said...

inspiring.

http://ithinkihaveaneatingdisorder.blogspot.com/

squeezetheday said...

I've just stumbled upon this blog and I love it! Is there a way to get updates on email?

ednos Linny said...

I wish it was as simple as taking off your clothes and putting a bikki on lol...That idea sounds crazy to me

thatsonefriskybiscuit said...

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