Wednesday, July 29, 2009

totally past my prime

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson died yesterday. The children were all concerned. The oldest told me "Yeah. He died because he didn't wear sunscreen." I KNOW that this is what their mom told them, but in a moment of poor judgement I admitted "You know, you can still get skin cancer even if you wear sunscreen. Just like you can still get lung cancer even if you don't smoke." The kids looked at me HORRIFIED. I backtracked quickly "I mean- it's MORE LIKELY you'll get skin cancer if you don't wear sunscreen, but pretty much every sunburn you get increases your chances of cancer."
Blank stares. Finally Tree says "I got a sunburn last week."
"Well... that's not good. That's why you should wear sunscreen."

I am pretty sure that it's a good time for me to move on.

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