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Have I Ever Told You? by Shani King

When our kids were little, my husband and I would read them stories at bedtime. Some of our favorite books were funny and memorable. The titles were, " If you give a mouse a cookie? ", " Horton hatches an egg. " and many more. We would make funny voices as we read the books. As the kids grew-up,  we started having them read to us.  One book that my son is reading to us is " Have I ever told you? " by Shani King. You are probably wondering why our son is reading this to us?  We have the kids read silly and funny books to us to keep the magic of reading.  Of course, our kids are now reading more intense books that discuss history, politics and math. Some of their current reads are very boring but necessary for their education. Having our kids read to us books like, " Have I ever told you? " helps to make family time silly and yet educational.  As they read, this book actually sparked conversation about using uncomfortable words.  The book talks

Taking care of your skin includes your beautiful hands.

A few months ago, I had a real scare. I found myself at the Dermatologist office because the skin on my hands and legs  had burns . Clearly, I was allergic to some thing I was applying to my skin or a food I was eating. My beautiful legs and hands were damaged. The first thing my doctor asked was if I used sunscreen. I do but only on my neck and face. She was disappointed to hear that I did not care for my hands and legs the same way as my face and neck. In that moment, I realized that taking care of my health included my skin as well. I left the doctors office with a list of things I needed to do and a prescription for ointments. I have to admit, I cried all the way to the pharmacist because I never saw my skin so fragile as that day.   The next day, I went looking for gloves that would cover the burns on my hands. I went to several stores but found nothing I could really use everyday. I did find sweaters with attached finger-less gloves .  It worked for a little while but I really n