In my ongoing quest to post embarrassing parenting moments and to shame my children in their teens, I will share yet another kid incident.
As I mentioned before, B-boy can come up with some pretty unique ways to avoid nap. The last time was partly my fault.
This time…it was just toddler warfare.
I came at him with naptime. He retaliated with butt cream.
Here’s how it all went down…
One fine day, I put Braden down for nap and snapped the gate. I hear him stirring, but I know he can’t escape. Most of the time he’ll head back to his bed or just fall asleep on the floor.
I hear him stirring after 30 minutes and I run up to try to get him down again….and what do I see??
WHITE. WHITE EVERYWHERE!!
One sniff and I realize its Desitin. Super Duper Won’t Come Off for Nothin’ Overnight Desitin.
It was everywhere! On the walls, the carpet, the furniture. Even the fabric of the glider.
At first glance I was REALLY angry, but still I thought this was going to be a manageable clean up.
You see that red circled area contains the root of all that’s evil in butt cream. Cod liver oil, lanolin, methylparaben, etc.
One wipe on the glider with a wet rag and I knew I was in for a fun day.
After googling “Desitin cream removal”, I wanted to just go ahead and burn the room down and start over. The mommy stories I read were pretty grim.
All and all, I got most of it removed, but it took me several methods and about 4 days. No joke. Basically a combination of Dawn (grease cutter), baking soda and gentle scrubbing did the job.
Lesson learned: Don’t leave the butt cream in reach of those that may use it to finger paint on carpet in the midst of a toddler vs. mommy battle.
Aren’t their some sort of rules of engagement for these types of disagreements?
I’ve posted this picture before, but it shows our little rascal in his most angelic state. Sleeping in the glider that was once covered in butt cream.
Although retaliating against our bedtime wishes and sleeping in the glider instead of his bed, he’s still so darn cute!Pin It