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He's at it again

Monday, June 12, 2006

Being a brilliant father I mean. Yeah. As if not supervising his children and letting his dog chase our daughter wasn't bad enough, I came home to this last night. I had a meeting with my relay team, so Nick was home to collect the kids from their dad. When I got home, Elle had just got out of the shower and Zed was just getting in.
They were burned. Not quite to a crisp, but damn close enough. I was LIVID. I called him to confirm that he let the kids be out in the pool all day with no sunscreen and he responded with "This is what you called me about?" Uh. YEAH. "They're not burned that bad. They'll live." THEY'LL LIVE??? Well if that's all he's concerned about then he's got it all covered. Oh, they lost a leg? They'll live. Oh, their eye got poked out? They'll live. Jeezus! You're their father! You're supposed to protect them and care for them and you allow this to happen??? MORON. I want to kick his ass sooooo damn bad. Especially when Elle was crying because it burned and itched while I applied vinegar to her burns, followed by aloe gel, and a couple of Junior Motrin washed down for good measure. And this morning Zed complained that he couldn't lift his arms because his shoulders hurt. What an ass of a father they have. The kids now know that they can't swim without sunscreen. If they have to remind their father of this fact, it'll be sad. But, at least they won't be put in this kind of pain.

6/12/2006 09:51:00 AM :: ::
  • Poor kiddiewinks

    By Blogger The Wisdom of Wislon, at 6/12/2006 10:25:00 AM


  • Owie... that looks like it is going to hurt. Not sure if you are interested... but for my last really bad sunburn (three sets of peels on that one...) I was recommened a lidocane after sun lotion to help take the pain away. It helped alot for the first couple days...

    Poor kids. :(

    By Blogger Froggie, at 6/12/2006 12:27:00 PM


  • I cannot believe him!

    My mum swears by aloe gel. Here's hoping it works!

    By Blogger serendipity, at 6/12/2006 12:29:00 PM


  • Ooh, ouch, and that really sucks.

    I hope for the kids' sakes that it clears up soon - the sunburn that is. Probably not much hope for the father. sigh.

    By Anonymous abbynormal, at 6/12/2006 01:47:00 PM


  • Oh! Ouch ouch!! I feel the sunburn shivers just looking at the pics. Guess he's learning about all the stuff you took care of, huh?? Poor kiddos... Hope they heal quickly.

    By Blogger Marie, at 6/12/2006 02:23:00 PM


  • That looks horrible. I'd be pissed too!

    By Blogger Jolynn, at 6/12/2006 04:15:00 PM


  • with all the publicity sun protection is getting, you would have thought sunscreen was a given. Their kids! They need to be protected. Silly Dad!

    By Blogger R. Robyn, at 6/13/2006 06:15:00 AM


  • Buy the kids that new continuous spray sunscreen... then they can completely cover each other since their dad has missed the last 25 years of sun damage information!

    Elle looks particularly bad... poor kids!!

    By Blogger Kristin, at 6/13/2006 10:09:00 AM


  • When the UV is especially bad, I make my kids wear T-shirts over their swimwear. That is just ridiculous! It's even negligent, and you can report him to CPS for denial of critical care if it happens again. "They'll live" ? Tell you what, some absent-minded retard makes my kid cry because of pain caused by his lack of parenting, I'll show you "live".
    Yes, aloe, aveeno bath for the itching and t-shirt till it heals.

    Sorry for being all emotional, but I've had a Texas Sunburn. Yeowch.

    By Blogger Dorothy, at 6/13/2006 10:54:00 AM


  • poor things. How awful.

    Hello, Michelle sent me.

    By Anonymous mominprogress, at 6/13/2006 02:49:00 PM


  • You're anger is 100% justified.
    I'd be pissed too.
    It takes, what, 2 minutes to put on a slather of SPF20? Sheesh...
    His apathy is apalling.
    Lot's of aloe and water...


    By Anonymous michaelm, at 6/14/2006 10:30:00 AM


  • oh, man! I'd be mad too

    By Blogger KaraMia, at 6/14/2006 11:32:00 AM


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