Today I went to a dermatologist for a long-overdue checkup of my skin. My family has a history of melanoma (ugh), so I wanted to make sure all was well.
The doctor gave me the thumbs up for now, but did say I should avoid the sun as much as possible, especially from 10 am to 3 pm. He said don't be weird about it, but the more sun the greater risk all of us have of getting skin cancer. And if a kid gets burnt (such as wee Addy), it doubles their chance of getting cancer later in life.
"Oh, and no more happiness."
And he mentioned that the majority of sunscreens don't really work. They might prevent you from getting red, but they don't stop the deadliest UV rays. So much for those healthy tans. This article sums it up really well.
Talk about a party pooper...