Every summer the kids get out of school and there is a week of bliss. Everyone is sleeping in, staying up late having movie nights, and laughing non stop. Then reality sets in. The adorable laughter and squealing kids suddenly transforms into screaming and the infamous “I’m bored”. Yes…. every mother’s dream, to listen to her kids say “I’m bored” more times than there are seconds in a minute. Sometimes during these times it’s easy to overlook simple ideas of entertainment. One of my favorite things to do in the summer when my kids are starting to get stir crazy is to heat outside and eat in the back yard. You don’t have to go buckle anyone in the car, you don’t have to pack anything up, and most importantly…. there’s nothing to forget. All you need to grab is a little Banana Boat® Sunscreen!
I love to pull out the picnic blanket and make it fun for them. Sometimes I bring everything out on a tray and really try and make it exciting. We often pretend it’s an outdoor restaurant…. it’s amazing how fun that makes it for them! My favorite thing to do is grill burgers, but a pb & j works just as well and they really only care about all the fruit and snack food anyways.
As a mom I do know there are some things that have to be done even just heading out to the backyard. My kids just so happen to burn every time they are exposed to the sun, so it’s very important for me to not only prepare for the immediate result of sun exposure, but also to make sure I’m protecting my little babies long term! My kids love the Banana Boat® Clear UltraMist™ rather than the traditional lotion (which I actually prefer), so I get that for them. It’s tear free, but my youngest just can’t quite get the hang of being sprayed down so I use the little facial sticks for him and it’s much easier! Although we have found that singing a song makes it less traumatic for him and more fun for us! : )
Since each person is different we often have lots of choices for sunscreen in our house. My husband sweats pretty easily when it’s hot outside so he always wants the ones rated for sports. I mean chasing kids around the backyard counts as a sport right? It’s also nice to keep the Banana Boat® Sport Performance Cool Zone™ handy for all those soccer games!
No matter the occasion, swimming, sports, hanging around outside, going on walks, or playing at the beach, we are protected from the sun short term and long term with our Banana Boat® products!
What is your favorite type of sunscreen? Are you a lotion person or a clear mist person?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Banana Boat® . The opinions and text are all mine.