Low tide + Adorable Rash Guards

Having had two skin cancer diagnoses in the last year, I’m pretty fanatical now about sun screen or covering up both Maya and myself.
I stumbled upon Swim Zip a few years ago when we were heading to Hawaii for a family vacation.  I got Maya a few sets, and DIED when we got them.  SO CUTE!!
I’ve been buying them ever since, and we always get compliments!  Btw, this is not a sponsored post!!  I just really love them!
That little ruffle on the butt??!!Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-1I didn’t get a good picture of the front, because she was constantly running away from me haha.  BUT… the thing that initially sold me was the fact that they zip all the way up the front!!!  It makes getting them on (and more importantly OFF) super easy!  Even soaking wet-SCORE! Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-2 Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-3 Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-4 Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-5Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-6 Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-7 Blog Purple Swim Zip Cutie Cruiser Rufflle Bottom Low Tide Alki-8
On Maya…
Keeping it Real…
Over the last few weeks, Maya has tried on several occasions to play with various groups of kids who didn’t want to play with her.  Last weekend at a street fair, it got downright cruel.  She went up to a girl that she went to school with.  She was so excited to see someone she knew, but the little girl happened to be with a few older girls (friends?  relatives? siblings?)  All the other kids ganged up on Maya and were telling her she wasn’t the little girls friend and started yelling at her to go away.  Maya just stood there shocked and kept saying she WAS the girls friend.  I honestly stood there shocked for a while, and then ran over to get her.  I brought her back with me to stand in line, and the kids kept yelling at her and taunting her until she started crying.  Truth be told, I started crying too (ugh, I’m tearing up as I write this!!).  It was a few minutes before I could calm us both down.  She kept crying “Why are they being so evil to me?!” and she wanted to go yell back at them.  I kept telling her that we were there to have fun, and we were about to go on a really fun ride.  That she needed to just forget about them, because THEY were the ones not having fun, and we needed to not be around people that didn’t want to be nice.  So, we went to another ride, and she met new kids that wanted to play with her.  Such a hard cruel world we live in, and I hate that it starts so young.  We talked a number of times about how it made her feel when the other kids were mean to her, and to make sure that she never made anyone else ever feel like that.  I kept trying to tell her that there will always be people that are mean, but that there are ALWAYS people that are nice too.  That she should always try and choose to be the nice person, and to try and always choose to be around the nice people and walk away from the mean ones…
On this day, she tried going up to a few older kids and got shunned again.  They were fairly nice about it, but the message was clear.

“We don’t want to play with you.”

UGH.  I wish I could always hold her and comfort her, but I know that those days are numbered… Breaks my heart. I love her so… Blog Outtake

(All pictures taken by me)


4 thoughts on “Low tide + Adorable Rash Guards

  1. jaxsinn

    This broke my heart! I have a 3 year old and this is one thing that worries me. You gave her good advice and I hope I remember it when I have to explain mean people to my little guy.


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