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Normal Lunch: On The Go Edition

Raise your hand if your kids have had frozen chicken nuggets for lunch for the past 4 days in a row. … Yeah. I raised my hand, too. Lunch for my kids is something that has been hard for me as a mom. I am always in a rush to get them fed and in bed so I can have my quiet time.

So, this week, I’m going to throw some ideas at you to help you spice things up a bit. Don’t worry. I’m not judging you for your chicken nugget habit. I’m just giving us both a bit of a kick in the pants.

**Note: If you’re looking for kids lunches with sandwiches cut to look like woodland creatures with banana and raisin eyes, you’ve come to the wrong place. Those lunches aren’t normal.**

Today, we look at lunch in the car without stopping at the drive-thru.

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Vitamin D is good for you!

Well, that’s what the GIANT sign at my tanning place says.

That’s right. I like tanning. I like everything about it.

I like the heat. I like the coconut smell that fills the air. I like the baked smell of my skin afterwards. I like the sound of the huge fan which leaves me alone in the world aside from my own thoughts. I like the way it makes my skin look. I like the illusion of a smaller body it gives (at least to me). I super like that there are no kids in there.

Is it good for me? Probably not

The use of tanning beds has been linked to skin cancer, but so has the use of the sun, which, try as you might, you’re still using. SPF lotions can only protect you so much. Do you reapply your facial moisturizer every 2 hours throughout the day? If not, you’re exposed on a daily basis to harmful UV rays.

Here’s some new info, though. Vitamin D deficiency has ALSO been linked to some forms of cancer. I mean, maybe this is a stretch. This would imply that tanning in a tanning bed is actually good for you, which probably isn’t true. I DO know that when I’ve had my dose of this vitamin, I feel better. I’m happier and more relaxed.

Other things that are supposedly linked to cancer: Carbon dioxide, deodorant, talc, cell phones, magnets, stress, alcohol, french fries, birth control pills, olive oil, Chinese food, milk hormones, bras, not breast feeding, toothpaste, grilled food, baby food, x-rays, well water, bottled water, celery, oral sex, sunscreen, and potato chips.

So, if tanning is your thing, do it, but be smart. Go for golden, not raisin. Tan within your skin’s limits. Burning is really bad for you. Protect your eyes. Wear a lotion.

I like tanning. I feel and look better when I do it. You can’t make me stop.

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