Now that summer is fast approaching, most of us are all, "Yay! It's time for lazy days, fun in the sun, and not having to deal with coats and nasty weather for at least a few months!"
But as awesome as summer is, there's definitely one thing about this season that's a total pain in the ass -- sunscreen.
Yes, it's essential and we're super shitty parents if we don't put it on our kids every single time we think about heading outdoors. But can I get an "amen" for just how hellish it is to apply sunscreen to a toddler?
It goes a little something like this.
You look outside, and it's sunny. Damn it. Time for SPF 50.
You sneak the bottle of sunscreen out of the cabinet so junior doesn't see it, because you're clever like that.
And then you bribe him into coming over to you with a piece of candy.
He sees the bottle and prepares to bolt -- and you immediately go into lockdown mode. He's not getting away this time.
You manage to get a little in your hands, then hold the bottle in your teeth while trying to spread some on his cheeks -- all while he screams and protests like you're trying to kill him. OMG. The pressure is building.
All of his flailing about causes you to get some in his eye. Fuck.
You manage to wipe it out of his eye with your T-shirt, then go into total calm mode, hoping if you don't panic, he won't either.
Despite the kicking and screaming, you somehow get the majority of his body covered and figure it's probably good enough.
Satisfied, you decide to cut him loose -- and he runs away from you like you're a damn freight train.
You breathe a sigh of relief and take a moment to regroup. Hey, at least it's over.
But then you realize you forgot to do the back of his neck and his ears and you're all ...
Does your toddler fight you when you try and apply sunscreen?
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