Friday, December 29, 2006

Avoiding Dry Skin in Winter

Cold temperatures outside and dry heat inside can be rough on your skin...eyes, hair, and your onesie, too. To avoid uncomfortable dryness, generously douse yourself in lotion. For best results, be sure to use a thick, petroleum-based creme containing mineral oil. Say goodbye to chapped thighs and itchy, rough, winter forehead...oh, and to your soft, downy-like hair as well.

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

hmmmm.....and just how did you get that stuff off of your little greased monkey????? My first thought....after taking the picture would be blue Dawn dishwashing liquid. He's precious! :)

Lillian said...

Oh my!! A few years ago my son had an obsession with vaseline!! It took DAYS and DAYS of baths to get him less oily. Too bad I didn't have a blog back then to get some humor out of it!

Suzanne Temple said...

He had 15 shampoos with regular shampoo and 5 with a craddle cap removing shampoo. I went out shopping for strong diswashing detergent and then he had 7 shampoos with blue Dawn liquid (good idea, Cheryl)and 3 with a citrus dishwashing liquid that smelled like Goo-Gone so I hoped maybe?...then it was at the point where he would start to cry so patheticly when I turned the water on, that I decided to give him a break. This morning it is most definitely improved, but he still looks like a duck? the Fonz? Alphalpha? We'll probably give him a few shampoos today, but I won't torture him too much.

It's true what you say, lillian, about how blogging brings out the humor. I grabbed my camera first thing after gasping when I found him. Rather than getting upset, I found myself cooing and trying to get a great pose!

Love2Learn Mom said...

"An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." - G.K. Chesterton, "On Running After Ones Hat", All Things Considered, 1908

...though it doesn't always feel like that!

Anonymous said...

Suzanne,
Earlier, Blogger was giving me trouble with comments again, so I just had to stop back and say that this had me laughing OUT LOUD! Oh, my goodness!

When my oldest had stitches in the back of her head, it took a long time just to get that patch of hair back to normal (due to the ointment we had to apply for days) ... I can't imagine! Good luck, my dear!
-- Karen E.

Cheryl said...

very cute picture and the comments you wrote were hilarious.

Cathy said...

Great picture and great attitude about it all! I remember the day my youngest did not want his clothes to get a diaper rash -- the whole tube of cream all over his shirt and pants.

Mom of boys said...

When he was that age, my Nicholas put sunscreen all over the cat. Oh, that was fun to get off!

Johane said...

Not so long ago my youngest did this with Vaseline. You know... the petroleum jelly "clear stuff". Thing is, she also made sure that the bathroom cupboards and walls and floor did not suffer from winter dry skin. Seeing that we were in summer, she just wanted to get some advance on it. Before I found her, the whole big jar was empty. Oy vey!

Shoot, what did I do? If I remember clearly, I used a shampoo for oily hair... It did take a few washes. I think 9 or 10 shampooings. Considering that she hates to wash her hair, I think she was traumatized enough by having her hair washed 3x/day for 3 days to never do this again. The clothes? Was never saved unfortunately. The walls, floor and cupboards on the other hand simply required a good scrubbing with liquid soap. And more scrubbing, and more sbrubbing. Petroleum Jelly is a chore to get off of anything!

At least you had a sense of humour about it all and managed to capture it for prosperity. And you know that he won't need lotion for a while... He is absolutely as... slippery as my little 4yo! hehehe

Alice Gunther said...

Oh, now that is just too funny and adorable for words!!!!

Gabrielle said...

Petroleum-based. Wouldn't you know. You could try some fresh lemon juice as well, as long as it doesn't get in his little eyes.

Diane said...

What memories that brings back. Years ago we had an incident with Vasoline. Original Dawn dish soap came to our rescue then. Luckily , since my boys both have cow licks right in the middle of their foreheads, we have always cut their hair with an electric razor and a number three guard so one good Dawn
" shampoo" and we were done.

Cay said...

ROFLOL!
That is TOO funny!

I'm glad you took a picture. You'll laugh about this twenty years from now. ;)

Johane said...

Oh, for sure, this will be in in his yearbook... Oh wait, you homeschool... Umm, this will be at his pre-wedding party! You know, when they do a retrospective of the bride and groom. All in good fun, you'll be able to show how darling he was at such a young age, he was concerned with good skin conditioning!

Goslyn said...

Oh,my. I can imagine this same scene with my son.

Oh my. Glad his hair is downy soft after a good scrubbing.

Renee said...

How cute.... I love the picture.

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