Clothing - It's a Good Thing
We went to the beach to spend time with family and it was insane. INSANE I TELL YOU!! Do not, I repeat, DO NOT go to the beach on the 4th of July! At least, not a Southern California beach. There were so many people camped out that you couldn't find a way to get from the road down to the water's edge. It was stressful for me and for the kids.
And, may I just take this moment to say that I completely understand the whole "love the skin you're in" concept. I'm down with that. We all come in different shapes and sizes and we should love who we are. BUT, this does NOT mean that we need to SHOW EVERYONE ON THE PLANET the skin you're in! I don't care how big or how small you are - I DON'T WANT TO SEE YOUR BUTT! I've never seen so many butt cracks in my life! It was just a tad on the gross side. And we won't even go into the excessive amounts of cleavage and other body parts that needed a few more yards fabric.
I actually felt like the odd man out. I was in capris and a t-shirt. Obviously, I was WAY overdressed for the occasion. I guess I'm not brave enough to wear a handkerchief and some string... or maybe I just don't love myself enough ... or maybe I just love everyone else enough not to burn their corneas out by that horrendous sight.
Whatever the case may be, you'll always be able to find me on the beach. I'll be the one wearing clothes.