Friday, March 30, 2007

Greasy Goodness

This morning as I was cleaning and tidying and changing sheets yet again (ok, I was checking my email and my blogs, don't tell), I started smelling the faintest smell of vaporub. Now I love that smell and was relishing in it when it started to get a little stronger and I finally began to wonder why was I smelling vaporub so early in the morning? Upon further inspection, I found Adam hiding in a corner with my last remaining vat of the stuff. He was rubbing coats of the stuff all over himself and then taking big whiffs from the jar with a big smile on his face. It's safe to say he inherited my love for vaporub.

Now, if I had caught two year old Jacob doing something like that I would have hit the roof, probably popped his diapered butt, scrubbed him clean, and timed him out for as long as it took for me to calm my nerves. Instead, I brought Adam a towel, sat him on that and let him finish off the jar. He was happy and extremely shiny. I was able to throw some clothes in the dryer and and finish my email. What I didn't take into account was just how hard it would be to scrub that oily mess from his skin and hair. After two baths and a romp in my shower, he is still greasy. His hair looks like he was dunked in the french frier at the McDs. He still smells vaporubbery.....which after awhile, strangely, starts to smell like stale coffee. I am starting to see the error in my ways. How long will he be like that and will everyone at the school function tonight notice? I am thinking turpentine and the magic eraser aren't going to be good quick fixes here, so anybody have any suggestions?

9 comments:

kelly jeanie said...

I don't have any suggestions for getting it off, but I do think you did the right thing. It was probably too late anyway, you would have had to deal with trying to get it off no matter what, and you turned what could have been a disaster into a fun time for Adam and it 7gave you a little extra time. Go mom!

JNas said...

I can't say that I have any suggestions for ya! I know peanut butter gets gum out of your hair! Anyways, that's pretty funny!

Amie said...

Maybe some dishsoap that cuts grease? I always find that dishsoap helps to get butter off my hands when I'm baking.

Sadie said...

I have not a clue how to clean him up, but I laughed out loud at him being "very shiny."

Tracey said...

Eesh. I have a feeling that vaporub will be similar to Vaseline when it comes to taking forever to get rid of. Don't believe me? Google "Vaseline in my baby's hair" or something similar and you'll see all sorts of blogs and funny pics.

Tracey said...

Ok. I googled it for you! Corn STARCH!!! Seems to do wonders. But the pics are still funny...

andria said...

Thanks Tracey,

I don't know why I didn't think to google it myself. I'll have to check out the pics.

Lynanne said...

Oh my, oh my. Getting high on vaporub, eh? It's kind of funny though I cringe at the mess you must have had. :)

Try head and shoulders shampoo for his hair to get rid of the residual oiliness. Just be careful not to get it into his eyes..ouch.

Lynsey said...

You must be getting so excited for the big day! :-) How are you feeling?