I am just a bit short of exhausted.
The upside is I am getting a tan with all the fine outdoor living on the
preschool playground or maybe the downside...I could be getting leathery.
The last time I taught full time was before Scott and I got married.
I was 25, energetic, and pulled up my sleeves to tank top setting while baking out
on the playground during afternoon recess.
There were a lot of teachers there who were older than me. A lot older.
In their 30's I think. And they donned sun hats and sunscreen and lip balm
before they went out in the afternoon.
I felt a little sorry for them. Whereas I soaked in the lovely rays of sun, they shunned them.
And I have to tell you the first afternoon out on the playground as the sun beat down on my face and arms last week, I thought,
"Oh my lordy, I need a sun hat. And some 75 sunscreen and some petrolleum jelly to guard my fragile lips."
I am officially the old lady teacher in her 30's.
And moreover, last night I went as far as to look for a hat at Ross Dress for Less and all I could find were some malformed straw cowboy hats that looked like something Venus Flytrap from WKRP in Cincinatti would wear (now I'm really dating myself) or derby hats that made me look like Tom Landry coaching the Dallas Cowboys (also dating myself.
I ran into my friend Melissa and her two girls, Grace and Faith, there and gave them a fashion show of terrible hats. The girls looked away in shame. Melissa just laughed.
So I am out to bake another day in the sun.
Hopefully, the leathery wrinkles won't start popping out for a few years still.
Anyone know where to by a full body sun hat?