Monday, April 30, 2007

WHO BURNS IN APRIL???




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?

9 comments:

Lene said...

What a fun family day! It sounds like you guys had a blast. Sunburn in April....yea it will get you when you aren't expecting it.

I was also kissed by the sun, but I was in a bathing suit in the pool...it is expected there...not in the Canadian mountains. lol

Maria said...

I'm like you...very fair skinned. I don't even tan, Elle. I burn, peel, and then burn again. So, I slather on the sunscreen..

But, usually um...not in APRIL!

Think how pretty it will look once it goes down a bit. You will look all sunkissed and healthy. Unless, you are like me...and then...sorry, you will look like a piece of bacon sizzling...

Catwoman said...

Stupid April sun! Maybe it was reflecting off all the piles of snow or your pet polar bear's gleaming white fur? ;-)

Or is that just a Toronto thing?

Da' Diva said...

LOL, sunburn in april...sounds like me.

thanx for stopping by my site.

k8 said...

my husband has dark complexioned? skin and he got burnt massively on sunday- his whole back and neck. of course i'm the one who suffers more by listening to him whine.

Janis said...

haha! I burned on Saturday as well! We are FREAKS!! I have a total burn all over my front. I fell asleep on the deck with a book..25 mins later....FRIED!!

lmao soo glad I didn't do a post about this too @@ hehe

Pendullum said...

Me, too...
Poor Pink you!!!

Mom on Coffee said...

Oh yeah, we all burned this month. And there was still snow on the ground. So strange!

Jenny said...

We all got the some sun sitting out at baseball last week, too.

You know, last week I was watching the weather, and they said that the angle of the sun is now what it normally is in August. Wonder if that is making it worse? Add that to the list of things to Google in your "spare time"...