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Bikini Conversation

This weekend my 13 year old daughter was going to a friends pool party and a few days earlier asked if she could get a new bathing suit. We got her a nice bathing suit at the beginning of the summer but from what I was gathering she wanted a new one.

This conversation took place over dinner Thursday night and when I asked my daughter what she wanted she said a bikini. Here are a few of the thoughts that immediately popped into my head in regards to my 13 years old getting a bikini: she is only 13 why does she need a bikini, boys are going to be checking her out, does she want a bikini because her fiends wear them? I had a few more thoughts but I will keep those to myself. I know I am being an overbearing father!

I know sometimes ok most of the time I am irrational but really, does a 13 year old need a bikini? The first thing I said after she asked is “why now? you have never wanted one before”. Thinking to myself that was the perfect reason for her not to get one my wife said “just because she didn’t want one before doesn’t mean anything. She wants one now”. Now my heart is beating fast and I am sweating bullets. This is my 13 year old lovely, sweet daughter we are talking about. I didn’t want to be a total tool so I said ok and left it in my wife’s hand since she was going to be taking my daughter to get it.

So at the end of the day my daughter chose a bathing suit that was a 2 piece but not exactly a bikini. The top piece covers her stomach so I feel a little better for now. I am sure next summer the bikini conversation will come up again. I know I am not going to be able to avoid the bikini forever but this is my 13 year old baby we are talking about!!!! I hope my 2 year old won’t want a bikini when she is 13. LOL.


  1. lol oy! you better get used to the whole bikini thing. it's never a comfortable with the thought of your little girl growing up, but they do, and you just gotta trust them. i think the tankini is a very good compromise at this point. question is: how long do you think you can get away with the tankini? lol

  2. Bill and Lorie Shewbridge says

    Oh, too, funny…. Thank God I only had boys….. they were other dad's problems, haha!! Just kidding, I taught my boys to always treat girls like ladies.
    Don't worry, it'll only get worse!!

  3. surprised mom says

    The bikini conversation never came up because my husband told the girls NO before they could even ask. Overbearing? They probably thought so, but secretly I was happy because I wasn't the bad guy. I totally agreed with him, though.

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