Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It's that time again!

Sunscreen time, that is. It's funny, no matter where I have lived (and remember, I lived a LOOOOONG time in Austin, TX before I became a wanderer), my family has always gotten sunburned in April. Soccer games, soccer practice, playing at the park, etc. It just doesn't seem natural to remember sunscreen before summer! So, Chase and I are nursing sunburns today because he had goalie and soccer practice yesterday, so we were out at the fields for nearly 3 hours. EEEK! Sunscreen is now on my grocery list, so we are safe tomorrow night...provided I remember to apply it, that is.

Some friends and I were discussing how times have changed. I remember sunbathing with baby oil, for heaven's sake! You could almost hear the sizzle...I will be the first to admit that I love a sun-kissed complexion. LOVE how much better I look when my skin is brown and my hair is sunbleached blonde. It's just sad that I can't do that anymore (and really, never should have done it in the first place). I'll have to resort to the spray-on tan and $100 highlights, I fear.

Colorado is known for having 300 days of sunshine every year. I'm thinking Nevada may have 364. (I'll give one good, cloudy day per year for good measure.) When I move into my house with the pool (refer to earlier posts), it's gonna be tough not to do some serious tanning! Calm down, mom, I'm smarter than that NOW!


Miz C (and Burton) said...

When you're young and invincible, it seems like such a silly thing. When you have that first skin cancer removed, it doesn't seem quite so silly anymore.

You are a wise woman to realize you need it just because you KNOW what can happen without having to have concrete proof! I wish I was that wise in all the areas where I "know better." (such as eating the entire package of cookies in one day!...and shhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone I did that! If you don't admit it, the calories only count half as much!!!)

MOM said...

I wish you'd talk to your dad about this. He does not believe in sunscreen. But he wouldn't believe you either (because he didn't believe the doctor or me)

Beth said...

Sunscreen may not be a necessity for today's practice as it will probably be snowing!

Miz C (and Burton) said...

While you're talking to your dad, talk to your UJ, too. He also thinks it's unnecessary! These brilliant men must have a corrupted gene somewhere!