A-Z Challenge – A good thing to know

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 byΒ 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 . . .

Blogging A-Z Challenge

Blogging A-Z Challenge

 

Dear Sackgirl and Botboy,

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.Β 

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.

love Mum!

An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away

An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away

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.

 

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A-Z Challenge – A good thing to know — 42 Comments

  1. I LOVE the SUNSCREEN song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is manna for the soul. No one could have said it better. And while fruits are where we ought to go, I lack in that department. I am more a desserts kinda person. I know, I KNOW….not good! OK, maybe I’ll give it a shot, post my vacation…..some fruit intake.

    BTW, totally love your site…………..so cool and CHEESY….in the nice way. πŸ˜€
    BlogwatiG recently posted…A appreciates ARTMy Profile

  2. I love that song, and I think it’s a great theme for A to Z. I can’t help agreeing with your kids about not wanting to eat discolored or bruised fruit. I can’t bring myself to eat any fruit that looks off either.

    Good luck with the challenge!
    Danielle L. Zecher recently posted…Alcott vs. AustenMy Profile

  3. Stopping by from Petnet.io as part of the A to Z challenge.

    We write a lot about food– pet food! Turns out, Apples are a super food for both humans and dogs and cats! So your post is spot on!

    Nice to meet you and looking forward to walking through the alphabet with you this month.

  4. Baz Lurhman’s song is MY HEART Fav. If u r writing more advices I Wud jump in to take one or two πŸ™‚
    good luck with the challenge

  5. I love the theme! And it wasn’t too long to me. πŸ™‚

    I’m a mean mommy who makes her little Urchins count up how many fruits they’ve had that day before they get dessert at dinner. Then they make me count, so all’s fair in love and war. And fruit!
    Ava Quinn recently posted…AtoZ Ava’s ApocalypseMy Profile

  6. I have a thing about apples. Most of the time they’re a chore to bother with.

    Good responses I see you’re giving. The personal touch will surely help.

    And last of all – this:

    “Dear Darleks, Have you thought of trying an apple a day…?”

    (think about it)
    Considerer recently posted…A-Z April: Advice ColumnMy Profile

    • Oh blimey, I hate riddles. I think of an answer, probably the right and obvious answer, and then I think that it can’t be that, as I wouldn’t have got it if it was right, so then I have to think again about what it might be, but I can’t think of anything else, so then I get all twisted up trying to think of an alternate answer to a riddle.

      And thanks -I’m working on the personal!
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  7. When my husband asks me to get bananas at the store, I ask him if I’m getting bananas to eat or for banana bread, because he LIKES to think he’s virtuous and a healthy eater, but in reality, the bananas get brown and mushy, and they become an ingredient.

    Here’s an idea: instead of an apple a day, how about a cup of lightly sweetened applesauce? πŸ™‚

    I was really looking forward to 26 days of sunscreen stories….
    Dyanne Dillon recently posted…A Is For ApplesauceMy Profile

  8. First of all, love the name of your blog! That is so true about cheesecake! I love the advice you gave your kids to not avoid the fruit bowl; all for healthy eating myself! Visiting from A/Z; enjoy the rest of the challenge!

    betty
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