Last week I slacked and I didn’t link up with Mama Kat’s writers workshop but I’m back on track and linking up again!
This week’s writing prompt that I chose was
1.) It was a bad burn. Tell about the worst sunburn you ever received. How did that happen!?!
The first time I remember having a bad burn , I was 13 years old and I went to Florida for the first time to visit my grandparents. I’ve always loved the sun and enjoy just grabbing a magazine, book, and my music and laying out! My husband doesn’t understand this but I could seriously spend the whole day on a chair baking in the sun. One good thing about my love for the sun is that I tan very easily. In my teen years – sunscreen just wasn’t cool in my book! Of course this was all before all they hype about sunscreen and SPF 20, 30, 50! I’m not even sure if I remember sunscreen higher than SPF 15? My first spring break trip to Florida, I was determined to come back to school and look like I slept on the beach. I only had 7 days to obtain that golden glow – so why not try to get it on the 1st day you are at the beach! Yes, I was a stupid teenager and well let’s just say I had a glow about me but I wouldn’t call it a golden glow. I had more of that shiny red glow to my body! Even the cold sheets felt like sand paper on my body! So, I spent the next day out of the sun by my grandmothers’s strict orders. Let’s just say she was a little pissed at me! Which now being a mother I can totally understand why! I did learn my lesson because I had to sit inside while my cousin and my sister enjoyed the day at the beach! Me, I had to sit inside or on the porch with cold towels on my legs! I have pictures of me and I just recently found them but as I’m posting this I have no idea where they are at or I would scan a picture of me sitting with towels on my legs! It was awful! I’m such a huge fan of sunscreen and I make sure that we put it on at least 30 min before we leave the house and we reapply once we are the pool. I still love sun oil….. There is just something about the smell of coconut and fruit in the sun oil that just screams summer to me! I still have to just put a little on at times just for the smell!