Daily reflection on SPF 50

July 21st, 2008

Me: You got a little red yesterday, honey, so let’s put more sunscreen on your face. The sun causes cancer and we don’t want you to get cancer.
Her: If I ever get cancer, I’m not going to brush my hair.
Me: No?
Her: No, because I read in a magazine about a girl who had cancer and when she brushed her hair it came out, so if I have cancer I’m not going to brush my hair.
Me: Okay.
Her: Does that sound like a good idea?
Me: It sure does.

Reflecting on my family history of cancer and hair loss and good ideas.


  1. i am constantly in awe of georgia’s ability to shed brilliant light on situations that seem dark. and i read the old post about your dad’s death, and all i can say is thank you for your honesty, karen.
    love, holly

    Comment by Holly — July 22, 2008 @ 3:07 am

  2. To really listen to our kids, simply, without frills or fear or embellishment. I’m so moved by this post.

    Comment by Jena Strong — July 22, 2008 @ 3:38 am

  3. she’s a vessel of wisdom, just like her momma. xoxo

    Comment by Wendy — July 23, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

  4. šŸ™‚

    Comment by Shelli — July 23, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

  5. yes, she’s her mama’s girl šŸ™‚

    Comment by Irene — July 24, 2008 @ 7:29 am

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