Interstellar Adventures

June 12, 2006

He’s at it again

Filed under: Elle & Zed,The Ex Files — by InterstellarLass @ 9:51 am

Being a brilliant father I mean. Yeah. As if not supervising his children and letting his dog chase our daughter wasn’t bad enough, I came home to this last night. I had a meeting with my relay team, so Nick was home to collect the kids from their dad. When I got home, Elle had just got out of the shower and Zed was just getting in.

They were burned. Not quite to a crisp, but damn close enough. I was LIVID. I called him to confirm that he let the kids be out in the pool all day with no sunscreen and he responded with “This is what you called me about?” Uh. YEAH. “They’re not burned that bad. They’ll live.” THEY’LL LIVE??? Well if that’s all he’s concerned about then he’s got it all covered. Oh, they lost a leg? They’ll live. Oh, their eye got poked out? They’ll live. Jeezus! You’re their father! You’re supposed to protect them and care for them and you allow this to happen??? MORON.

I want to kick his ass sooooo damn bad. Especially when Elle was crying because it burned and itched while I applied vinegar to her burns, followed by aloe gel, and a couple of Junior Motrin washed down for good measure. And this morning Zed complained that he couldn’t lift his arms because his shoulders hurt. What an ass of a father they have. The kids now know that they can’t swim without sunscreen. If they have to remind their father of this fact, it’ll be sad. But, at least they won’t be put in this kind of pain.


  1. Poor kiddiewinks

    Comment by The Wisdom of Wislon — June 12, 2006 @ 10:25 am |Reply

  2. Owie… that looks like it is going to hurt. Not sure if you are interested… but for my last really bad sunburn (three sets of peels on that one…) I was recommened a lidocane after sun lotion to help take the pain away. It helped alot for the first couple days…

    Poor kids. 😦

    Comment by Froggie — June 12, 2006 @ 12:27 pm |Reply

  3. I cannot believe him!

    My mum swears by aloe gel. Here’s hoping it works!

    Comment by serendipity — June 12, 2006 @ 12:29 pm |Reply

  4. Ooh, ouch, and that really sucks.

    I hope for the kids’ sakes that it clears up soon – the sunburn that is. Probably not much hope for the father. sigh.

    Comment by abbynormal — June 12, 2006 @ 1:47 pm |Reply

  5. Oh! Ouch ouch!! I feel the sunburn shivers just looking at the pics. Guess he’s learning about all the stuff you took care of, huh?? Poor kiddos… Hope they heal quickly.

    Comment by Marie — June 12, 2006 @ 2:23 pm |Reply

  6. That looks horrible. I’d be pissed too!

    Comment by Jolynn — June 12, 2006 @ 4:15 pm |Reply

  7. with all the publicity sun protection is getting, you would have thought sunscreen was a given. Their kids! They need to be protected. Silly Dad!

    Comment by R. Robyn — June 13, 2006 @ 6:15 am |Reply

  8. Buy the kids that new continuous spray sunscreen… then they can completely cover each other since their dad has missed the last 25 years of sun damage information!

    Elle looks particularly bad… poor kids!!

    Comment by Kristin — June 13, 2006 @ 10:09 am |Reply

  9. When the UV is especially bad, I make my kids wear T-shirts over their swimwear. That is just ridiculous! It’s even negligent, and you can report him to CPS for denial of critical care if it happens again. “They’ll live” ? Tell you what, some absent-minded retard makes my kid cry because of pain caused by his lack of parenting, I’ll show you “live”.
    Yes, aloe, aveeno bath for the itching and t-shirt till it heals.

    Sorry for being all emotional, but I’ve had a Texas Sunburn. Yeowch.

    Comment by SurrenderDorothy — June 13, 2006 @ 10:54 am |Reply

  10. poor things. How awful.

    Hello, Michelle sent me.

    Comment by mominprogress — June 13, 2006 @ 2:49 pm |Reply

  11. You’re anger is 100% justified.
    I’d be pissed too.
    It takes, what, 2 minutes to put on a slather of SPF20? Sheesh…
    His apathy is apalling.
    Lot’s of aloe and water…


    Comment by michaelm — June 14, 2006 @ 10:30 am |Reply

  12. oh, man! I’d be mad too

    Comment by KaraMia — June 14, 2006 @ 11:32 am |Reply

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