Friday, February 10, 2012

Not Everything Is A Toy...

From the file of a working mom's guilt...

When I got home last night from work then the gym (must sweat out frustrations),  I announced that I was home and no one came up from the basement to greet me.  So, I clomped down the stairs and I noticed that Alex had this red ring around his mouth, like a fruit juice mustache, but more on the bottom lip than the top.  After wondering what he had gotten into, since he doesn't drink red juice and I had hid the markers, I hurried him up stairs, against his will so I could scrub his face clean.  After much after much struggling and scrubbing, the red mustache was still there.  I gave up and it was bed time.
Much to Alex's frustration, I scrubbed his face again this morning trying to get him clean...no such luck...he was pretty annoyed from all the face touching!  At school drop off, I noticed a few kids also had the same red face epidemic, so I mentioned it to his teacher... She proceeds to inform me that in the dry weather the kids lick their lips and around their lips a lot and it tends to get chapped...

The moral of the story...the insistent scrubbing just made it worse...poor Alex is now miserable and I assumed he was just dirty!


On to big blue...and the awesomeness it possesses


Shirt, boots, shirt-LOFT/Jacket-Tulle/jewelry-F21, Black sheep



Dress-Tucker for Target/Cardigan-Old Navy/Jewelry-Bauble Bar, F21/Boots-Williams

So, I picked up this thick blue infinity scarf along with the sunglasses at Nordstrom's the other day...had a small gift card burning a whole in my pocket.  Infinity scarves are wonderful...they are like a giant necklace that keeps you warm...The boys saw the scarf last night and proceeded to drag it around the floor saying it was Big Blue the snake then they wrapped around both of their necks at the same time and ran around screaming it was attacking them...ha!

Wonderful, it is snowing here today in Chicago...my drive home with Alex should be painfully long and slow...

Well, here's to a good weekend!

9 comments:

Taylor said...

Ha! I had to take my kids to the dr today for their annual checkups and I noticed my oldest had the same red ring around his upper lip! My kid has perpetual chapped lips though but it was worse than I'd ever seen it. Dr told me to put Vaseline on it so that's just what I did before dropping him off at school - it's improved already! In other news, I am in love with this outfit - the dress, the cardi, the belt, the boots - it all works so well!

Lindsey N. said...

Oh I hate chapped lips! The area around my mouth gets TERRIBLY dry in the winter so I always make sure I load on the moisturizer (with spf, of course!).

Infinity scarves are the best! They literally just make me feel better. I love the print of that dress, and pairing it with the bright blue cardi is gorgeous!

XOXO, Lindsey

Style Journey said...

Chapped lips are awful! For some reason kids lick their lips thinking it is moisturizing them but making it worse. My 6 year old had the same problem not too long ago :)

That blue scarf is great. Love your floral dress too! Have a nice weekend :)

The Suburb Experiment said...

My baby has the same thing. It's all over her cheeks, too. Poor thing.

I need to wear something floral, stat. LOVE the color of that cardi!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

BiblioMOMia said...

Love boys. Love Big Blue. Love that another mama deals with the same kind of craziness that lives in my house!

Shea said...

Haha, that scarf is quite the multitasker! Scarf, necklace, toy...I love it! It looks great with the green of your t-shirt and the turquoise of your cardigan!

Carly said...

ahhh, poor kiddo..but I would easily make the same mistake...

Love that printed floral dress..and agreed, infiniti scarves are the BOMB, how did I just discover them this season???
C

Anne said...

So not the same, but when I come home and my dogs don't run to the door to greet me I always wonder what kind of trouble they're getting themselves into. It just seems like an obvious assumption :) It's a shame that winter is just a tough and drying for the kiddies as it is for us!

I love the bold blue scarf with that Loft tee! I have that shirt, and would never have thought to pair it with that shade of blue - but it adds so much depth!

oomph. said...

you have a great collection of boots! great story about the red ring...i probably would have done the same and scrubbed like crazy...perhaps called the doctor!!

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