Saturday, August 9, 2008

Making Connections: Sun, Sunburn, Sunscreen

Today we were hanging out at our pool. Here was a conversation between Reagan and Bill:

Reagan: Daddy, your shoulders are red!
Bill: Yes, they are sunburned.
Reagan: Ooooh! Your shoulders are sunburned?
Bill: Yes, that's where the sun comes down and burns my skin and makes it red.
At that point Reagan walks away. She comes back, a can of sunscreen in her hand. She fumbles with the cap.
Reagan: Here you go Daddy. Here is spray, no sunburn.
She then helps Bill apply sunscreen and rubs it in his shoulders.

My question is, if a two-year old figured out how not to get a sunburn, how come the 41-year old didn't?

12 comments:

Michelle said...

I think the one word answer to that one is: male.

Although I'll admit to being a bad mom recently and totally forgetting sunscreen and having to beg it off another random mom....

Mountain Mom said...

LOL! That's too funny. Recently, I bought one of those spray sunscreens for the kids. Turns out, Tyler is highly allergic to it. I never even thought about that as an allergy for him because we'd always used Coppertone Water Babies (the pink one) and he's never had a reaction to that. That's what I get for trying something new!

P.S. Thanks for your comment on my latest post. Glad to know I'm not alone, either. :)

Jill said...

I'm finding that there are many things kids realize much quicker and more often than daddies. My girls know they're not allowed to leave the house w/o it... :)

Belle said...

It's got to be a man thing. My husband, even after a scare from having to have several places removed by a dermatologist STILL goes outside without sunscreen. Drives me NUTS!

Jen said...

Your daughter needs to talk to me husband. He is always getting sun burned. Too funny, your daughter not the sun burn. :)

Mrs4444 said...

She's brilliant :)

Lynda said...

He's a man. Period.

Joanna said...

LOL! I need her to remind me too. I'm so bad about it. I'll put it on Michael and still forget to put it on myself. I know my problem is that growing up, I never burned, and it really annoys me that it's something I have to worry about now.

thevirtualvoyeur said...

I'm sure woman have been asking the same question for years, LOL. I blame the "y" chromosome.

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Joyce said...

Gotta agree.... it must be a man thing. My dh is the same way. Thankfully I have girls!!

Janet said...

Hahahaha! She is so smart!

rollercoasterfamilylife said...

Your daughter figured it out because she's a girl.
Husbands? -Boys are dumb. LOL.