Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
The weather has been great lately. Although our place really do get foggy in the afternoons, mornings are great for taking the kids and the dog out for a walk (we do have a new member of the family! I will talk about him in a future post).
We have been hanging out a lot lately at the old playground over at Burnham Park. This park brings back a lot of childhood memories! This is where I learned to bike, learned to skate, where we went boating after school…
My girls love to play on the swing and the monkey bars. I always let them wear jeans, but sometimes the jeans get torn at the crotch seams. They would insist on using their cotton summer dresses because they feel more comfortable in them. I used to be hesitant in letting them wear their dresses because their underpants might show until I realized they can use what I used as a kid – bloomers.
Bloomer shorts for girls are perfect for active girls. I used to wear them in my P.E. class and they are very comfortable. They can be worn with dresses and skirts, even under leggings. My girls can monkey-bar all they want with their favorite dress because the bloomers will cover them up. They are great for wearing under the school uniform, going on fieldtrips, and just plain playing on the playground. My girls even use them as sleepwear.
Not all bloomer shorts are perfect though. Make sure you purchase bloomers that are made of cotton. They need to be soft and breathable. Most moms like me prefer cotton bloomers with spandex, because they allow the girls to freely move around, without ending up with tears on the seams. I tend to freak out when the girls would just sit on the ground in their dresses, but with the bloomers, I don’t need to worry.
For comfortable and modest clothing in the playground when girls would attempt to do and out-do what boys do (like swing higher at the monkey bars), bloomers are perfect.