Friday, June 5, 2009

Texas fried parents

Well, unfortunately, I did not come back with any pictures. Instead, as a treat, both Lynley and I came back with significant sunburns. Not to worry, we were, of course, wise enough to cover our kiddos from head to toe in sunblock. We just weren't wise enough to cover ourselves. We though I little bit of sun would not hurt us. We thought a tint of color might be nice. We were wrong. We are idiots.

There I said it.

I guess it isn't exactly true to say that we were the only ones who got burnt. It would be more accurate to say that we were the only idiots in the Dungan five to get burnt. Sydney also got a little burnt but that had less to do with our own stupidity and far more to do with an evil new form of sunblock. You see, for the kiddos, we used traditional sunblock on their bodies - lotion or spray and we rub it in. It is dependable and the coverage is good. However, on their faces, we used this new kind of sunblock which looks like an over grown chapstick. The problem with the chapstick variety is that you can not see what you have covered and, unlike lotion, it does not spread. It only covers what the top of the chapstick covers. We apparently missed two stripes right under Sydney's eyes. She looks a bit like a football player that has black stripes under the eyes except, of course, her are bright red.

This fasion trend comes just in time for Sydney's 8th birthday. Yep, tomorrow, she turns one year older.

Pretty impressive, huh. Wow, it makes me think. We are so unbelievable lucky.

We have been blessed with purpose.


Zeynep Erden Bayazit said...

Happy Birthday Sydney!!!! And what a journey so far, good job to you all... (comes from the hospital language we are getting used to).

cyn mummy said...

Dear Sydney,

Happy Birthday Sydney!

I am new here, I just want to say that you have been a great inspiration to me ever since I came across your daddy's blog.

Dear daddy,
Thank you for your informative blog, I learnt a great deal through you. Been wanting to drop you an email with questions but for some weird reasons, I dont know what to ask...

Cyn mommy

laulausmamma said...

HAPPY 8TH BIRTHDAY SYDNEY ! I hope you have something very special planned to celebrate your special day. My birthday was on Fri, June 5th, and my husband took me to Disneyland for the day. I got to wear a HB pin with my name on it...lots of people said HB to me. There were a few hundred people in the park who were wearing their pins too.
Enjoy every minute of your's always fun to have one day a year that's extra special : )

(mom to Katie - 24yr HL survivor)

laulausmamma said...

It's me again - Katie is a 24yr Neuroblastoma survivor - HL (Hodgkins Lymphoma) is our other daughter, Lauren (2yrs out of treatment). Just noticed my mistake in the sig.