You can tell from all the photos that I’ve posted of myself that I’m a totally tanned sun Goddess, right? (wondering if anyone will believe me even though my pale face is in the header photo)
Anyway, we decided to go to the pool over the Memorial Day weekend even though I was told that I appeared to be wearing white socks when I put on my sandals. Oh yeah, people love, love, love to tease me.
Taking my place under the large umbrella at a table close to the pool, I had a great view of everything.
There was a guy who used spray sunscreen and applied it in stripes down his chest. After he was sufficiently burned, his chest looked like the stripes on the United States flag – red, white, red, white…
Lesson #1 – Although I am whiter than a sheet of paper, I at least know how to apply sunscreen! So if you can’t apply sunscreen correctly, stay inside out of the sun!
I took a banana to eat and a book to read. The days when I play tea party while sitting on the bottom of the pool have been over for a long time.
Lesson #2 – Don’t forget to take water to drink because even if it isn’t hot outside, two hours is long enough to get thirsty.
Alyssa is a pro at getting tanned, applying sunscreen, wearing suitable pool attire, buying bathing suits and taking everything necessary to sit comfortably at the pool for hours.
Lesson #3 – Having an intelligent daughter who prepares appropriately is a wonderful blessing especially when she shared her fruit flavored water! It sure was so delicious because I got really thirsty. I’m so out of practice with this kind of stuff! Sometimes I feel like I’ve been hidden in a cave for the last four years.
The first picture on the left also proves that I’m not very good at taking selfies. Like, where is my face? Nope, no face. Instead, you see lots of hair!
Then in the second picture, I had the camera too low. According to Alyssa, I shouldn’t take pictures shooting up my face because no one wants to look up my nose. Why not? My nose isn’t THAT bad. (totally laughing my head off)
Lesson #4 – People at the pool stare when someone is taking pictures and selfies especially when the photographer keeps laughing. (It didn’t bother me a bit. Actually, it made me laugh harder.)
What does it take to get a centered picture of me that includes my face?
Well, it takes my daughter holding the camera in order to have my whole face show in the photo! Isn’t that just pathetic?!!! My arms just are not long enough and I am not coordinated enough to wrestle with the camera for a good selfie. (rolling my eyes at myself)
Lesson #5 – Alyssa must always live at home so that I can have pictures of myself. (She’s going to just love that one! LOL)
Last, but not least, there is one more thing that I was reminded of while sitting by the pool.
Lesson #6 – Some women’s bathing suits cover less than my bra and underwear. The reaction in my head upon seeing them ranged from, “Oh no, you’re burning my eyes” to “I’m so jealous of your body.”
Is it winter yet? Is it time to get out the big bulky sweaters and thick coats? What happened to the days when tanning was out and paleness was in?!