Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sunscreen, WTF?!

This question comes via Tweet from :
@DearAnnAbler my kid & I love 2 be outside. Hubby says she’s getting too #tan - ALWAYS wear #sunscreen. Is this a "real" problem? Who's right?
- Sarcastic Mommy 

Dear Sarcastic,

Who’s right? Well, let’s see…is George Hamilton still alive and well? Yes. In fact, “George Hamilton tan” is the second option in Google’s drop down search menu, so I can only assume his tan is the reason for his autofill fame. Apparently, what doesn’t burn your face right off makes you stronger. And more marketable. Orange-Americans have really made some progress.
Some “experts” suggest keeping kids indoors between 10 am and 2 pm, when the sun is at its brightest. These are probably the same pricks telling you to limit your kids’ screen time to ZERO, while you have the little ones all caged up. Well, pick an organ, people! You can have our brains or our skin, but not both! Clearly, these people are terrible bores, and represent the interests of the wooden block and Lego lobby. 

If I seem a little upset, it may be due to the fact that I actually attempted to do some research on sunscreen for this post, and the results are the following: reapply often AND it might kill you. Have a super Summer! Because the jury is out, I’ve decided to focus on what’s most important, and that is how to get you to be right, and win this argument with your husband.  So, if you are looking for a big fat “I told you so” moment, just show him this article entitled Your Sunscreen Might Be Poisoning You. Argument over. Sarcastic Mommy #FTW. Plus it's from a TV doctor so it's all #truefacts.

So slather on that sunscreen if that works for you, or clothe your kid from head to toe, or let the sunshine in, or fasten a fashionable umbrella to your child’s head, because nothing says, “I make great decisions” like this look here:

Now please don’t make me think this hard again, and have a super Summer!

~ Your Ann Abler

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