I have a couple soapboxes that I like to sometimes climb on to, though I try not to launch too much into any of them on the blog. But one of my soapbox-speeches is called: The Sun is not Evil. Why do you all think that the Sun is Evil?
The short version of The Sun is not Evil. Why do you all think the sun is evil? goes like this: Stop making your children wear rash guards. I never wore a rash guard until I learned to surf. Stop reapplying SPF 50 to your child, every hour on the hour. Doctors, stop suggesting that I give my children Vitamin D supplements. I WILL NOT GIVE IT TO THEM. I WILL TAKE THEM OUTSIDE, INSTEAD.
Being in the sun DECREASES your chance of every single illness and cancer, except that ONE. It is not worth it to stay indoors all summer. It is not worth it to never be tan.
Don't live in a tanning bed. Try not to get burned. Don't be an idiot.
But the Sun is not evil. Why do you all think the Sun is evil?
|Micah liked to drink the water|
But we love the sun.
They do not always wear rash guards. Usually they are naked.
(And, since now I know you are curious, and since I was thinking about all my soapbox-speeches, here are some of their other titles, they are mostly about parenting:
*If you wouldn't give your baby cigarettes, don't give them fast food. One time can't hurt, but it's pretty darn addicting, and if you have some every day, it will kill you.
*Teach your child to use a knife and for goodness sake, don't give them an allowance unless they've earned it.
*Make your family real food for dinner. Or else they will die. And they will be sad.
*Nick and the Disney Channel are evil.
*Toy companies: Stop making toys that light up and make noise.
*READ TO YOUR CHILDREN! Or else, you should probably have them taken away. )
But then, um. Remember my other soap-box? About not judging?
Sometimes I'm not super good about taking my own advice.
But I do what I can. Nobody's perfect.
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