Monday, July 1, 2013

On the Road to Freedom

Today I did a CUH-razy thing.

I played at a splash park with my kids.  In my bathing suitWithout a cover-up

In public.

Even crazier than that, I ran full speed through the grass in my bathing suit, chasing my screaming/laughing toddler as he fled my water gun assault, all the while yelling, "More, Mommy, more!"

In the far distance is Em in her striped bathing suit, I'm the only mom in the fountain with the aqua suit, Anthony is almost engulfed in a geyser, and Ry is positioned to shoot Miss Gina, who did not ask his mommy for permission to take pictures ;)

Sunny day collage with Gina and Anthony.

And the craziest of the craziest part of it all:  I felt free!  I didn't care.  My thighs were flapping in the sun, but it was warm.  Emily was chasing me as I chased Ryan and we were all laughing and playing and having what a majority of people would call fun.

And it was good.

I did experience a total sinus flush when Em and I ran through the fountains, but even then I didn't care.  Instead of quitting, I stepped aside, got my bearings, did a fantastic farmer blow, and went back through the fountain.  With my daughter.  Because she wanted to play with her mom...and I wasn't being a lame-o, as I've been so many times in the past, sitting there, caring that my thighs don't look Photo shopped in real life.

I played with my kids.  I mean, I play with my kids every day.  But this time, I played with them in a bathing suit.

*If you even know what the heck I'm talking about*, then you know this was a step in the right direction on the road to freedom. 

I hope you'll join me on this freedom road.  There is laughter and weightlessness here.  It's called living.  Profound.


  1. awww Adrienne!! this is SO stinkin beautiful & freeing. thank you!! :)

    1. Thanks, Randi Jo! Even though I'm not a taker of pictures in bathing suits, I'm glad my friend captured this moment for me. #killingmonsters

  2. Hey Adrienne!
    I met you at Machete with Amy. I looked up your blog and this post made me belly laugh. Thanks for being you. I hope we get to meet again soon. In his love...

    1. LISTY!!!! Thanks for tracking me down! I loved meeting you and hearing some of your story at Machete! I definitely think we need to get a meet up on the calendar sooner than later! It was great to meet you! Hope you and those sweeties are well and you are getting some sleep...xoxox