I knew when I moved to Florida I was going to have to get serious about sunscreen.
Apparently I did because the rumor on the street is that our family “applies sunscreen like it’s lotion!”
You can imagine what’s involved in applying sunscreen to 5 children each day and then even considering reapplying after 80 minutes of swimming and/or sweating. Obviously, I’ve told my kids not to swim or sweat to avoid that nonsense. (Also best to not dance in small towns per Ren McCormack.)
They say you can’t apply too much sunscreen but I know that’s not true because I once applied too much sunscreen into my daughter’s eye and she is still pissed off.
Sometimes I like the sunscreen sprays. Sometimes the cremes. I always like to buy the more natural ones unless they are $11,000 dollars a bottle. I’m always worried about running out so I’m sort of a sunscreen collector. And by collector, I mean hoarder.
I insist on rash guard shirts at the beach. I am waiting for the full body rash guard outfit to come into style.
We were recently at the Jersey shore and I had the opportunity to apply sunscreen to my kids and their cousins. It was pretty much an all day activity but worth it because of the gratitude on their faces….
You’re welcome children. You are welcome.
(Yes, Summer is shown twice because of her epic dislike of sunscreen.)