Here we go – the start of the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.
I have to tell you, I’m a little worried.
Of course, posting every day will be challenging, but that’s not why I’m worried.
Being entertaining and insightful, meaningful and delightful 26 times in a row will be difficult. But that’s not why I’m worried.
You see, in my introductory post I told you my theme was to be (loosely) based on sunscreen. More specifically, the song by Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s free to wear sunscreen.
Which actually, has very little to do with sunscreen, but a lot to do with Advice.
So, this is why I am worried. Because a lot of your comments in response to my introduction were all about wanting to see what I could say about sunscreen, 26 times. And I ain’t going there!
I mean, really – sunscreen. Every single day! Are you insane? Who wants to read that?
What I want to write about is Advice. Or Important Thoughts. Or Deep reflections. Interspersed with some fun – it isn’t gonna get all heavy round here!
Things I want to say to my kids, over the years, as they grow. Things that, if I am not here to do it, I hope someone will tell them.
Or, that you would want to tell your kids. Or that your mum, or dad, or grandpa, told you whilst dangling you on their knee, or holding your hair whilst you threw up for the first time from excessive teenagerdoom.
So our 1st piece of wisdom . . .
Dear Sackgirl and Botboy,
An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.
Gotta love them apples.
A proverb that’s been around since the 19th Century! Of course, apples don’t have any precise medical properties, but the premise is simple.
Eat fruit. Stay healthy.
And if it’s been around that long – there must be some good in it. (Not the apple. If the apple has been around that long – do not go there!)
So please, kids, stop leaving the bananas on the side until they go limp and soggy and black. Try eating the pear, instead of complaining it’s yucky, and honest – there are no worms in the apples! You can eat the black bits, it really is just a bruise.
Seriously – the bowl of fruit on the side is not a decoration.
A dabble of Sunscreen
As sang by Baz –
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. . .
Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the letter B! I promise, they won’t all be this long.