Bathing suit padding, yea or nay?

What the heck is up with removable bathing suit padding?!? I have no idea if I stand with the majority on this or not, but I can’t abide it.

I always want padding. I never want to remove it. I don’t want my nipples poking through. Maybe this is a middle-age issue.

For years I refused to buy any suits with removable padding. Fixed padding made for a successful summer.

I’m down to my final week at the beach. I have lived in my bathing suit for two months and this year I succumbed to style over function. Both of my 2022 bikinis have removable padding. And boy is it removable.

It mushes, it bends, it inverts, it ALWAYS comes out in the wash. I ALWAYS spend a lifetime figuring out which side is which and reinserting. Then removing and reinserting on the other side. Then vowing to never wash my bathing suit again.

If I spend five minutes juggling nipple pads, several times a week, then that adds up to two hours of summer WASTED.

TWO HOURS. So many other things I’d rather do: read, drink, chat, swim, reapply sunscreen, reapply sunscreen on my kids.

Never mind. Reapplying sunscreen on my kids may be worse than reinserting bathing-suit padding.

It would be fine if they didn’t act like I’m KILLING them every time.

When do they successfully apply their own lotion? And while we’re talking self-care: when do they cut their own nails? Or even just go to the bathroom without an attendant?

After going potty, RB came wandering through the house asking me to rip her off a piece of toilet paper. There was a full roll of paper within arms reach, but she decided she’d come look for me to get it for her.

At which point the purpose of the toilet paper is called into question. Do you really need to wipe if you’ve air dried or dripped off through the house?

I’d rather stand in as toilet-paper valet than reinsert bathing-suit padding.

Obviously I like the finished product or I wouldn’t have kept the bathing suits and I wouldn’t have worn them all summer. Tell me if I’m missing something, besides a thin, asymmetrical, padded triangle.

Back to a time when I didn’t have bathing-suit padding, but I did have a sunscreen attendant

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