We've been staying cool in our 80-90 degree weather by going to Seattle's wading pools and "beaches". It's been great, the boys love the water and the rocks on the beach. It was when we went to Alki and I was digging in the sand with my boys, when I was blinded by the sun reflecting off of so many scantily clad bodies that I realized how in denial the general population is. Or maybe it's just high self-esteem. I've never seen so many people in skimpy bathing suits who shouldn't be in skimpy bathing suits! At children's wading pools! I just have to ask, if 65% of Americans are overweight, why do 90+% of the women wear bikinis? They can't all have the same bad mirror, they can't all have the same friends lying to them...it must be really high self-esteem! I am not trying to be mean-spirited but I really believe that only about 3% of the population actually look GOOD in a bikini, and they are either in Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, or playing beach volleyball. The rest of us need extra fabric. (especially with small children around!) And I can't stop staring at them in disbelief!