Word, At Least, Gets Around

I picked Micah up from school for speech therapy the other day, and stopped in the office to sign him out. The principal and the secretary were talking when I walked in and I didn't think anything of it, because that's what people do. But the principal looked at me and apologetically said, "we're talking doom and gloom. It's all skin cancer and the things we have to get burned off."

This is a topic that strikes fear into my heart. Just about all my grandparents have had some sort of cancer or another. (Each had their own variety, of course. I can't be narrowed down to worrying about just one or two types.) My grandmother has had skin cancer for many long years now and won't go out into the sun during the light of day if she can help it. When she does she wears something closely related to the sombrero, and long sleeved shirts tightly snapped at the wrist. So I jumped into this doom and gloom conversation right along with them.

ME: My grandmother had several spots removed over the years, and my mom just had a spot removed from her hand a few years back. This really scares me. I'm the one in the family who's never sun bathed, who stays far from tanning salons, and yet I fear I'll be the one who gets the skin cancer.

PRINCIPAL: I know what you mean. I try to wear sun protection when I'm out and a large brim hat but you just can't avoid the sun altogether.

(At this very moment - at the conclusion of that statement but before the next - someone else walked into the office.)

ME: I never wear protection, I just don't think about it. I know someday I'm gonna get something bad as a result.



And now I'm known as that kind of mom in the school. There are days that I should probably just keep my mouth shut.

24 comments:

Michelle said...

And you can never NEVER explain your way out of that one. No one will ever believe you. Except those of us reading about it now. Maybe ;)

Bluepaintred said...

OH MY GAWD

how embarrassing!

you need to print this out as a flyer and pass it around the school!

Aimee said...

Bwa-ha-ha-ha! Oh Lord, that's good.

You might as well just start walking around now with a little bell saying, "Unclean! Unclean!"

Colleen said...

please don't mind me while I point and laugh....bwahahahaha! ;)

Trannyhead said...

That is TOTALLY hawt. I wholeheartedly approve.

Colleen said...

oh, and I'm glad I saw your 31 for 21 button...couldn't find it in my archives from last year. Now if I can keep it together for the next 29 days. :D

Flea said...

Suh-weet! You're that mom! I always knew you were the slutty mom. Might as well break out the fishnet stockings and advertise now. But shhh! Don't tell Sam! Do, however, tell your mom. :)

the planet of janet said...

bwahahahahaha....

oh. sorry. didn't mean to laugh.

bwahahahahahahahaaaa

SgtSudsWife said...

OMG hahahahahaha

I bet you coulda just crawled in ahole at that point.

Hahahaha

Cookie said...

That is so funny! and unfortunately sooo something i would do :S

I found you at Michelle's blog and i'm dying to see a pic of your polka dotted tanned feet! And no, i'm not trying to be kinky :P

The Sports Mama said...

I have such a bad case of "foot in mouth" disease that I'm pretty sure I've been "that" mom for years.

It's not so bad. You do get a lot of people offering to pray for you, and it certainly will give your hubby an ego boost when the other dads all start high-fiving him over the extremely progressive wife he has. :)

Pam said...

ha ha ha ha ha! I gotta start working in the office- that is where all the good stuff happens!

Melissa said...

Bwhahaha! Yikes, I'm not sure if I would die of embarrassment or what? ;)

imbeingheldhostage said...

which kind of mom is that, the one who refuses to hide in the basement and decides to live? I am a hider. Only because I've had to have three biopsies so far on my over-baked lake skin. I wouldn't judge you by your comment, only envy your for your freedom.

Becoming Mommy said...

LOL...talk about getting things out of context!

As for skin cancer, it stinks. I just got my first screening (I'm only 31) and guess what? I have something that needs to be removed...where the sun don't even shine.

And I wear full-coverage even at the beach and SPF 75. This is totally not fair.

My boys are Army Brats said...

So someone that commented really did not get the funny part of that? Really? She should reread that.

Freakin hilarious! I would have jumped into that conversation about your not using protection real quick! Very funny stuff! I'm a foot in mouth kinda girl myself!

Karen said...

That is so funny!! That is so something that would happen to me. I just can't quit laughing about it.

caramama said...

That's too funny! Hehe! You'll never live that one down.

carrielt said...

Open mouth insert foot! That was a good one.

Caution Flag said...

But at least the other parents think you are practicing safe sex. That's a plus.

JennyH said...

OMG! That is funny. I wonder what they were telling everyone else!?!!

utmomof5 said...

Hee Hee!!! Still laughing over here :)

Cecily R said...

sNORT! Hahahahaha! You are a hussy. I knew it!!

pb&j in a bowl said...

Want some ketchup with that foot? *snort*