I didn’t report for work today, Saturday (my first day of work week) because I am tired, have not had a two-day weekend since uhm, December last year. As I usually say whenever I have two straight days off, what a difference an extra day makes!
Yesterday, we took Pristine to the beach to gather sea shells for her project in school. We usually go early in the morning when the beach is quiet and clean but yesterday was different, we went at 4 pm. The sun was still up and I am glad we brought a proper swimwear for her.
By the way, in the above photo, Pristine is wearing a fabulous swimwear for kids from UV Skinz. They sent a sample for me to review (and one to giveaway soon – so watch out for that!) and I must say, how on earth parents in Dubai let their kids go to the beach without these kind of swim wear! We all know the importance of sun protection especially from a young age. I’ve had sleepless nights scratching Pristine’s back whenever she goes to the beach with a swim wear that exposes her back skin and I promised myself to get a swim wear that has maximum coverage. It was so hard for me to find one here in Dubai – which is odd because the sun is out 330 days of the year and the necessity is there!
She has another swim wear like this which I bought here but it’s an overall style – shirt and shorts stuck together which is so hard when she wants to go the toilet.
See how the other kids are exposed to the sun?
UV Skinz is like a second skin, lightweight, not hot and so comfy. Most importantly, it protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun. I’ll write a more thorough review of UV Skinz in another day as it deserves a post on its own.
Anyway, at the beach…I have a plea!
I don’t understand why some men think that their underwear/briefs are meant for swimming! I have seen these men in beaches here, public or private and they frolic in their undies without shame althought the whole shape and contour of their *ahem* manly properties are so exposed. And when I thought that there’s nothing worse than that, a man with a WET thin white cloth wrapped around his torso walked in front of us.
Look at that man in the leftmost. Zoom the photo if you want. * M took this photo. *
My goodness, I was looking and Pristine was too! Our Friday family day turned into something rated R!