Today was Kristyn and Erin's school track and field meet (which they just rocked, my kids can run and jump my friends!).
As you can see, we could not have asked for a better day. The temperature was ideal, the sky was clear and the sun was shining.
Did you read that?
The sun was shining.
I'm not normally all that concerned with sunblock. Sure, we use it when we're on the beach and barely clothes. But for your average day at the park with hats on and lots of shade? Not really.
Today though, the UV Index seemed to be high and there was little shade, so I walked around reminding not only my children, but many other children to lather up. I hounded and barked and begged them to reapply. It was the kind of day where you would burn before you knew it because it was windy and a bit cool. I was a good parent and chaperone.
Only, someone forgot to remind me. I burnt my forehead, my chest and my arms. I look, to be frank, like a complete tool. It appears, when I'm naked, that I'm wearing a start while t-shirt.
We leave for the Dominican in six days and when I wear a bathing suit, it appears as though I've forgotten to remove a key piece of clothing. I give several new meanings to the term "Farmer's Tan". We can call it "Idiot Tan".
A friend told me to try aloe, so I did that. I was all sticky. Another friend told me to rinse in cold water as soon as I could. It hurt. One more friend told me that apple cider vinegar neutralizes the burn, so I tried that a few minutes ago.
I'm now stick and in pain and I smell like a salad. I'm going to bed with a cold beer to numb my wounds.