Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bad Mom Award

It was gorgeous yesterday. Absolutely gorgeous. So I threw the Neat Sheet, picnic lunch, and two boys in the car and headed off to a local park on the lake.

Sun, good food, and laughter. We had a great time, then I herded the boys back into the car to go home for a (hopefully long) nap.

What earns me the Bad Mom Award? I forgot sunscreen. Completely forgot about it. Matthew is fine- not a hint of pink anywhere. Nolan?? Now looks like a citizen of Tomato-ville. The worst part is that his ears are quite red.

After a night of Aloe Vera, all traces of pink are gone. Except for his ears. Which are still neon red.

Honestly, how could I forget something as simple as sunscreen? Nolan is terrible about wearing his hearing aids anyway, and now I have to wait for the burn to fade before I attempt to put them on again. Hopefully it will only take another day.


Dibs said...

You are such a not a bad mommy! My daughter sunburns if she gets too close to a light bulb, and I still forget to bring it from time to time.

You picnic looked like fun!

Anonymous said...

I can see how you did it, I mean if they're still wearing jackets (zipped no less) it makes it hard to remember things like sun screen! Looks like a great time was had by all though!

tammy said...

Ouch. I did this with my daughter the day before we were to fly to grandma's house! It was our first day out in the sun and I just forgot! She had a horrible flight the next day! I felt absolutely terrible! You are a wonderful mommy!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Who thinks about sunscreen when you're all bundled up?

Our worst was going up to the mountain to play in the snow on a sunny spring day.... OUCH.

Megan said...

It's hard to remember everything! The picnic looks lovely.

Val said...

You live w/a bunch of "men" be thankful you remembered a Neatsheet,your sanity and your camera for cryin' out loud...haha. He'll survive, there are plenty of things I look back on and just thank God my kids have survived it all. I'm not the Mother of the Year either! you can ask my kids! lol