Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Little-Known "Eucerin Extinction" Theory

For Dry Skin
Three horrible facts about me:

1. I have horribly dry, sensitive skin that requires all manner of lotions and ointments and salves and emollients and liniments.
2. I am horribly inconsistent about screwing lids shut.
3. I live with a (only very lightly horrible) four-year-old and two-year-old.

And 1. + 2. + 3. sometimes =

Actual Extinction
This.

His Skin Was Pretty Dry
And this.

Quiet Dignity
And a whole lot of this.

Halp Me
(To be fair: his skin was even scalier than mine. Rexy had it coming.)

45 comments:

Blue Mountains Mary said...

This is a strangely familiar scene to me - especially if you replace Rexy with Thomas the Tank Engine...

Serial Mommy said...

i can SO see my kiddos doing this!!! hehe, poor rexy, looks like he'll be nice and smooth now!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

That is so funny.

Frosted dinosaur.

JessTrev said...

Hmmm. I wonder at which point they switched from eating it like frosting to the decorative arts. ;)

J. said...

OMG. That is HYSTERICAL. More importantly, though, has T Rex gone from scaly to silky smooth?

Veronica Mitchell said...

My children caught a glimpse of this post and raced to the screen to find out more. This does not bode well.

the cheap chick said...

Well, he was very rough and scaly... Isn't it terrifying how logical kids are? Mommy has dry skin, dinos have dry skin, I'll use Mommy's dry skin stuff for my dino. Makes perfect sense.

Lisa Milton said...

Rexy was begging for treatment.

(I bet it was fun to clean up too. Did you just fling them all in a tub?)

Renovation Therapy said...

OMG. I love this.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My son uses Eucerin for his eczema. Having put it on him when he was a toddler I can just say, that is one hell of a mess you have there.

Magpie said...

Oh man, I am laughing here at my desk.

Larue said...

But did anyone buff him with a buffing pad? These are the things that I want to know.

tammy said...

You could seal Rexy in a large sock overnight for really smooth skin. ;)

justjuli said...

Are these the "before" pictures?

I would love to see what Rexy looks like after a thorough application of Eucerin.
:)

Jenn said...

Oh What Fun ! Least it was on that and not all through your carpets!

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

Bwhahahahaha. My dog LOVES to lick Eucerin. She'd clean that up for you in no time. But then you might have a whole other problem on your hands.

Kim

Cant Hardly Wait said...

hahaha- At least Rexy's skin is soft and smooth now.

sozzled said...

wait until you have a teenager who decides similarly coat herself in perfumed lotion. I didn't even want to get in the car with her the other day she smelled so....lotioned...

The Girl Next Door said...

I want to hear Rex's side of this!

heidi said...

all i can think is: thank god it didn't happen to me :-)

Amy Bradstreet said...

hahaha, that's awesome.

Professor J said...

I'm thinking you may just have something there with that theory.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

In fairness, Rex was pretty scaley.

:-)

cookingwithgas said...

this happen to me with the old Petroleum Jelly and my son and my sister-in-laws son- we were canning they found the jelly- all quiet and I found them covered head to toes in the stuff. Just try to grab an arm covered with this stuff!
2 laughing, pregnant women- 2 silly, slick kids and a rug which we threw out.
It is still a favorite moment.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

At least it wasn't Crisco.

The Boddeker Blog said...

Oh dear. It's like paper mache gone horribly awry.

Marcela said...

I bet Rex appreciated his "spa" treatment!

Btw, can't wait to try the DIY light box.

Natalie said...

wow. i could use a spa treatment like that! you could hire those kids out and make some money. they seem to do a great job of covering all the dry scaly parts. fabulous!

How to Party with an Infant said...

Very artistic. I remember when my two-year-old got into a bottle of KY. A sticky situation.

Lori said...

I can't comment, too busy laughing... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

The Boisterous Butterfly said...

I remember similar scenes with shaving creme. Oh, the joy they had. Yours will be harder to clean up, though.

Dr. Cason said...

So funny! I hope little dino's skin feels better!

stephanie (bad mom) said...

File this under "Future in Medical School." Or Performance Art.

Either way, I'm sorry.

Stu said...

Paleontologist 1: "This fossil is not as dry as the rest."

Paelentologist 2: "it seems to have been marinated in some sort of lotion."




PS: sorry I have not been around to comment much. Two rounds of layoffs at work have doubled my workload and reduced my comment time.

carrie said...

oh noooooo

Sojourner said...

ROFLMAO!!!!

Oh, The Joys said...

That is too perfect.

(From another Eucerin user.)
rex totally needs it more.

Yarni Gras! said...

OMGosh! I am dyin' that is tooooo cute. I came over from mary's to check your blog out. Love it!

Issas Crazy World said...

That is so freaking awesome...because my kid didn't do it. :)

Rex kinda looks like he's rabid or something.

jess said...

Ah, so THAT's why the dinosaurs are extinct- terminal dry skin.

BOSSY said...

When Bossy was a baby, she once overturned a whole canister of Talcum Powder over her own baby head. It was left on a table near the crib. Because it was the late 1960s and parents didn't care back then.

Penny said...

I think I would frame that picture. In fact, if it's totally okay, and only then, with you, I WILL frame it, and hang it in my bathroom - credit to your wee one. I ADORE this. :)

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