Thanks everyone. No, I don't think that I am making a big deal about it because it IS a big deal :P haha. No, seriously, I will shave and then 2 hours later I will be in the pool with my son and he says "my legs are sharp" sigh...My friends don't have to shave ever 3 hrs.
I have the venus and it is better on the legs but SU&C*S on the armpits. The exfoliant sounds like the best idea. Ima try that!