Confession. I am partly to blame these days that the kids are getting too much screen time and not enough playing time outside.
You see, I used to be that cool, active mom who rides a penny board (that smaller thinner skateboard) while the kids chase me with their scooters and twist cars.
Until I became too pregnant and too heavy.
Until Dengue hit a classmate and a cousin.
Until Zika became a threat for pregnant women.
These days, the kids often see me in front of the computer or just lounging around. They tend to do the same, looking for an iPad to borrow or a show to watch.
They drive me crazy, really. I feel that I’m being a bad mom by letting them waste their time on shows and gadgets.
And so from time to time, I shoo them out of the house.
Go ride your scooters. Go run around. Go look for ants, go catch the butterflies!
Go. Be. Kids.
But not until you’ve had your dose of mosquito protection! I’m glad to have found the Kids version of Off! lotion. It’s really ideal for short playtime outside (protection of up to 3 hours) and the kids love the scent! I myself don’t like the scent of the original green one so this version is so refreshing!
By habit, the kids now know to put some Off! lotion first before heading out the front door because if they don’t, they’re sure to come back all red and itchy.
And so despite the above reasons, fun time can continue because I can turn off the worry by using Off!
Well, except for the pregnant and heavy part.
That I can’t change until this little bun comes out of the oven.
In the meantime, do you think it’s overly crazy if I gave this one more whirl?