The Kids

The Kids

Monday, January 19, 2009

We Were Once That Age

So many times this blog is about the hilarious things my children do or say. Tonight, as I was getting them out of the bath and ready for bed, I had a flashback of my own childhood. It is not actually my own flashback, but since I have heard the story so many times, I feel like it is my own memory.

I must have been around two or three years old and was supposed to be taking a nap. Unfortunately for my mom, she had left a jar of vasoline in my room. When she found me, I was finishing off the entire jar and running it through my hair.

My explanation? I said to my horror-stricken mother, "I'm petty, Mommy! I'm petty!"
(Translation-"I'm pretty")

I believe it took weeks for the vasoline to wash out of my hair (the length of time gets longer each time the story is told) and I had a permanent pony-tail for awhile. (Perhaps this explains my high-maintenance hair that I have today.)

It is good to remember the ridiculous things we did as children. That way, when our children do things to make our jaws drop in complete helplessness, we can remember we were once that age and it will make a great story someday.


Bev said...

I'll bet since that story YOU'VE never left vaseline in the kids' room! See how we learn from our parents! Love, Mom

Leann said...

So funny -- Grace Caroline did that with Vaseline AND Burt's bees carrot day cream, which is a thick, eucerin-like lotion, but orange (yes, orange), and then they proceeded to rub it all over Grace C's bed and the wall in the hall. In the same day, Drew dumped an entire Sam's size box of Goldfish on the floor, and a box of Ritz crackers and was smashing his feet in the crackers to get crumbs literally all over the kitchen!! That was the day I told Mary Perrigo I didn't know how she was a stay-at-home mom!!