Each day I’m trying to get some outside play in for the kids. But it is hard when I hear things on the news like I did last night.

I was sitting on the couch, crocheting, and Husband was sitting on the love seat working on his laptop (the kids were all blessedly asleep). We had the news on in the background and I was watching bits and pieces when suddenly I hear, “If you have asthma as I do, tomorrow will be a tough day for you. (blah blah blah) So stay out of the sun from 12 to 8.” Then the news switches from the weather to a commercial as I turn to Husband in disbelief.

“Did they just say that due to the level (whatever) day we have to stay in from twelve to eight?!?” (they’d mentioned something about children and the elderly in addition to people with asthma.)

He nodded, shell-shocked.

“I remember when ozone days meant you had to stay in from 12 to 3 or 4…” I let the sentence trail off and mentally struck off my plan of walking to the park the next day.

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