Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Beware of the Quiet Child

As a parent, quiet time is very rare and a special treat - when you are 100% aware of what your kids are doing or where they are. If, like last night, they are inexplicably quiet for longer than a minute, your initial reaction may very well be "Wow! I can unload the dishwasher/pee in private/insert action here."

However, I am quickly learning that what your reaction SHOULD be is, "What is my kid doing wrong?"

See this bottle? It's like a hair miracle for a two-year-old... it smells good, it is in a fun, non-threatening package, and most importantly, it allows me to comb through Addi's hair with minimal screams.

What this is NOT is lotion. Which I found out when I investigated my very quiet child last night. I found her in her bathroom, rubbing this on every inch of her body. Arms, legs, feet.... Even the toilet seat now smells yummy because Addi was sure to "lotion" it up too. Unfortunately, it was hard to yell at her because it does resemble lotion in packaging and consistency, and since I personally put lotion on 100 times a day, it's easy to see where the confusion and desire to put this on came from.

Another important note: This "lotion" does not wash off easily. After 30 minutes in the tub, I finally had a clean, non-conditioned child. Oh, the parenting fun.

I guess I should just be grateful that she didn't lotion up the dog. Or her sister.


Molly Ralph said...

I hope our kids have as much spunk as Addi does! She cracks me up!

Nicole - Life in Progress said...

I'm sure she will lotion up her sister before all is said & done!! Before you know it they will have their own language, their own secrets, their own special ways to get into trouble together!

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