You know what happens when you try to get a few minutes of extra sleep in the morning?
You walk into your children’s room and find your 4 1/2 year-old attempting to change your 2 1/2 year-old’s diaper by lathering on an enormous amount of diaper creme.
Except it’s NOT diaper creme. It’s actually SPF 30 sunscreen.
Which is a slight but important distinction.
So you decide that you’ll start waking up a little earlier you’ll teach your 4 1/2 year-old the difference between the words “diaper creme” and “sunscreen.”
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After diaper creme and sunscreen had been applied to the right locations, the doorbell rings.
I look outside and there is a teenage boy standing there. I assume he’s there to tell me I’ve been awarded “Cutest New Neighbor” or “Best Westchester Mom.” I’m an optimist like that.
But no, he’s here to sell me some eco-friendly cleaning solution.
I immediately feel sorry for this kid because who the hell wants to knock on people’s doors and hock detergent (earth friendly or not).
And then he literally tastes some of the cleaning spray to prove to me that it’s natural.
So now I’m ready to toss a few dollars his way – at least so he can go eat something that doesn’t make your hardwood floors shine. But then he tells me the price for a bottle of this stuff.
But it’s concentrated. So it lasts 3 years.
Dude, I like a different nail polish color every 2 weeks (Sure, they are all different shades of brown and maroon but still….). There is no way I’m using one kind of cleaning spray for 3 years.
So I politely tell him no but I feel guilt ridden like I probably just killed his dreams of going to college.
And then he’s off to swallow more cleaning solution for some of my neighbors.
P.S. My husband just read this post and told me he would have absolutely bought the detergent. Now I feel even worse. I gotta go track that kid down.
mama bird notes:
I recently told you about a 5 year-old boy in NYC, Kai Anderson, who has a rare form of leukemia and desperately needs a match for a bone marrow transplant. And unbelievably, his father has been diagnosed with cancer as well.
If you are a blogger, would you please please please consider putting this Hope for Kai button on your sidebar. Here’s the code:
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And would everyone please make sure you’re registered as a bone marrow donor. It’s so easy. Click here and find out how you can attend a donor drive or order a self test kit. I would be so grateful.
And finally, summer giveaway on The Mouthy Housewives! And you thought you only could find hilarious, spot-on advice there.