Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Parenting Fail

I took the kids swimming at a lake yesterday. The morning started out overcast and decidedly gloomy. I didn't have any sunscreen, but I assumed that we would be fine. It looked like it was going to start raining any second, so I figured that we wouldn't be in the water for long.

Well, it never rained. We were having so much fun, that we ended up staying for a few hours. And I completely forgot about the sunscreen. When we got home, we all jumped in the shower together. I noticed that Izzy's back was a little red. After we got out, I rubbed him down with lotion and largely forgot about the "mild" sunburn.

Fast forward to bedtime. Oh my freaking god! My child has a horrible sunburn. His entire back is bright red. He cries when you touch his skin. I feel like the worst mother EVER. We are fair skinned people. I know better than to go swimming without sunscreen. Why didn't I stop at Target before heading to the lake? Today I am feeling incredibly guilty for my lackluster parenting skills.

I suck.

10 comments:

Jenny said...

i have been there too...we are so fair skin..i have learned my lesson

scissorbill said...

Don't beat yourself up. You'll never forget again!

Just Jiff said...

Yeah, I'm fair skinned too...and sometimes that just happens. You're a good mom and you'll take good care of him. :)

Make sure you buy the generic version of Tylenol or Motrin. :)

MK said...

aww.. Dont feel bad. I forget it all the time. I have a feeling its gonna get me eventually with one of the kids. Kalila tans no matter what we do (can be covered head to toe lol), but doesn't mean they'll all be that way lol.

Antropologa said...

Well I bet you won't forget again! Sucks, but everybody makes mistakes. I'm sorry. Poor buddy.

amanda said...

we don't just have fair skin over here we look like we are wearing white bodysuits :)

so sorry about his burn - so not fun.

good news - he won't remember :)

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Mama Marshmallow said...

Everyone has been there before. I am fair and I am super concious about bringing sunscreen everywhere, but there are times I still forget.

Mary said...

Yep...done that before and will probably end up doing it again at some point.

Sarah said...

Hi, I am enjoying reading your blog, thanks for the laughs, I hear things I think & do to :)
Sunshirts are good to, get a sunscreen sized to carry in your handbag... we all forget occasionally :)