A mommy tan that is.
I remember the days when I used to wear a bikini and when I used to go to the the tanning salon.
Looking back, I realize what a nice tan I had. It was deep and fairly even with my back being as dark as my front.
I never appreciated that tan though. It was never dark enough. Never rich enough. Never even enough for me. My skin and I have always been at odds with one another. (Just ask the wrinkles and zits that currently fight with one another to take up residence on my face.)
Ah, but how I long for that tan now.
Every morning after my workout, right before I hop into the shower, I glance at my naked body in the mirror and I wince.
I am lily white on the top. If you looked quickly, it would almost appear as if I was wearing a bright white tankini in the shower.
My arms are fairly tan and so is my chest. The front of my legs have a bit of sun on them but the back of my legs are pale.
This strange tan comes from sitting at the pool in a chair and watching my kids, making sure they are safe.
I can't lay flat on my back or my stomach to get an even tan because in between my duties as lifeguard, I am fetching snacks, applying sunscreen, searching for goggles and helping with trips to the bathroom.
So the end of summer is here and yes, I have a mommy tan. Do you?