Thursday, June 24, 2010

He got a sunburn

On his shoulders. So did all the rest of the campers. Apparently 2 extra slatherings of sunscreen yesterday weren't enough.

I think that the daycamp should have them keep their shirts on in the pool.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Last year, I sent Neighbor Boy to camp with a "swim shirt"--so it wasn't a problem to get wet--it just was part of his swimsuit. I think the counselors wouldn't have wanted his Tshirt to be wet for the rest of the day after swimming.
They have them at Target etc.
Just a thought....
--Neighbor Lady

liz said...

That's a great idea.

Madeleine said...

They're sometimes called rash guards, and yes, they're great. SG likes them because she doesn't have to spend as much time sunscreening. We like them because the swimsuits they sell for girls are really dopey.

Anonymous said...

The only other thing I would say is that, for what it's worth, now Neighbor Boy (age 6) doesn't like to be seen without a shirt, even though boys can, of course, go topless if they want. My husband does for swimming, but otherwise not, so maybe that's part of it.

It just makes me a touch sad that he feels embarassed for people to see him without a shirt on, and part of me wonders whether it would be different if he was used to swimming without a shirt....

But then again, it could just be a phase, since he doesn't like people to see his bare feet either.

Go figure.

They say hindsight is 20/20, but I don't think i've gotten that good at it yet.... ;)

Anyway, it beats the sunburn, for sure.

:) Neighbor Lady

p.s. We are heading to the Shenandoahs camping next week, and I have been looking with some worry at the weather forecasts that say there is a heat index of 107 down that way....Please tell me it's much cooler at the campgrounds in the mountains? Please??

Mummy/Crit said...

Yep, go the rashie. D's not allowed to swim without one at school carnivals (school rules) and they really work. Only downside is if the weather isn't really warm you can get really cold when you get out as you stay wet for so long. I don't go anywhere without mine either. Sorry about the suburn...