Honestly????? I am officially a total weirdo (don't snicker to yourself and say ummm you always were one). I have a sunburn and it's April.
Saturday we decided to have a day out with the kids. We started off by going to the field with our soccer equipment and kites. The kids had a ball! Jenna honed up on her goal keeping skills, I scored a lot of goals against a 4 year old and my husband showed me that he still have some skills ... on the field that is. He can move pretty quick and fast... with a soccer ball LOL. Get your mind out of the gutter. Honestly - it's embarrassing!
I was shocked the kids didn't lose the kites. I bought them these cheap ones because let's face it, I'm not spending $25.00 on something that's going on a trip to the rocky mountains after my kid is holding onto it for five minutes. We did lose three pieces of the tail on one, but that's a minor casuality. After, we went to 7-11 and I got a Slurpee (YUM) and the kids got a little treat. We then spend the rest of the afternoon in the cul de sac riding bikes and playing with the neighbors kids. It was simply lovely out. I mean I still had on my jacket, but it was partially unzipped and I was just enjoying the sound of little kids laughing, and occasionally falling off of bikes. It wasn't until I got inside did Jarrett say to me, "Did you burn yourself?"
I laughed at him of course. It must just be a little redness from the windy. It was pretty windy out. Then I touch my skin and it's pretty hot. I look in the mirror and I have a very noticeable "V" from the shirt I was wearing. I then notice my forehead and tip of my nose is red too!! I yelled "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" - because what else can you do when you are going to the opera the next day and you've burnt part of your chest and most of your face? I quickly slapped on some aloe gel, hoping that would help.
So I ask you: WHO burns themselves in April? April... in Canada... in the mountains? Seriously? Me that's who. I have extremely fair skin (one grade above being albino honestly). Then I automatically thought about the kids... thinking oh no, they hadn't any sunscreen on later. Thank goodness for genetics on that one, they have hubby's tanning DNA. They are all glowing from the benefits of the sun. Me? I'm just applying makeup to my burned chest so my dress doesn't look totally horrible for our special date. Good thing the theatre is dark right?