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This post portrays a teenager who did NOT listen to his Mother. As a result, gross photos are to follow. If you are pregnant, nursing, or over 60 years of age, or have a light stomach, please do not proceed without a doctor’s written statement.


So, Saturday we were invited to go swimming. We don’t get to do that very often, so we were excited! I bring my sunscreen, apply to myself and Brooklyn, and Mike applies it to himself. I hear from the boys: I don’t need that stuff.

That is important for later.


We swam, played stupid pool games….the kids too…. πŸ˜‰


…floated on inflatable stuff…

…showed our rippling muscles and stellar football poses… {cough cough} (no comment from ME…)


…had lunch….reapplied sunscreen.

Mom: Austin, are you SURE you don’t want to put sunscreen on? A sunburn is NOT fun!

Disobedient teenager: No, I’m fine, I don’t burn.

Wise and Wonderful Mother: You don’t burn because I always put sunscreen on you without asking….

Disobedient, not-listening teenager: Nope, I’m fine.

And we resume our swimming and frolicking…


….until we are waterlogged and exhausted.


We arrive at home to find…..sunburns.

You were shocked weren’t you? You had NO idea I was gonna say SUNBURN did you?



So we apply aloe with lidocaine and send our tired children to bed.

Only to find THIS in the morning:

(cover your eyes…)



And one very humble teenage son in a lot of pain.


awwwww….sad huh? We are all filled with remorse on the loss of Austin’s common sense…..

Aloe with lidocaine is not gonna cut it, so we buy the GOOD burn stuff which goes on as a SPRAY so no one will have to touch his grossness sunburn. And he refuses to wear clothes. In fact, I do believe he is still laying upstairs in the same shorts he put on Saturday night….

And then Monday morning, we awake to find THIS:

(again, NOT for the squeamish….this is your warning)


Yes, my big ol’ fat finger to show you the size of these “bubbles”! They are monstrous! At least to one who is unaccustomed to sunburns because I am the LOVER of sunscreen and INDOORS. πŸ˜‰


I can hear SHRIEKS of “UNCLEAN! UNCLEAN!” in the streets….


Perhaps that was mean….my poor little leper…. πŸ˜€

The white stuff is prescription burn stuff, in case ya’ll think I’m totally horrid.

And you can believe, not ONCE have I said “I told you!” Cross my heart and pinky swear….

Who am I kidding…of course I did. What kind of God-fearing mother of the year would I be if I didn’t say it at LEAST once. πŸ˜‰

He is a good sport, and feeling much better today. Better enough to have DARED to touch my camera. LOL The little rascal has enacted his revenge on me…


And I have 3 kinds of sunscreen for him in the future. πŸ˜‰

He is now a lover of sunscreen too.