Saturday, September 18, 2010

It sure is quiet in there...

A friend and I were discussing recently the pros and cons of tattling. She's of a mind that tattling is unnecessary and often irritating. While I do agree with that, I tend to think there are times tattling is useful.

For instance- if Big Sister had been home, she definitely would have tattled if she'd seen this in progress:

She would've come running right into the kitchen, where I was up to my elbows in tomatoes, peeling and slicing and canning, and she would've said, "Mom! Cora's covering her entire leg with lipstick!"

But Big Sister was not home, and so no one stopped her.

There are times that really, all you can do is laugh. Like when you've just scrubbed the bathroom from floor to ceiling, and two hours later it's tinted a greasy, really-hard-to-clean sort of pink.

Because you know, when one is covering their entire leg in lipstick, it's very hard to keep the lipstick only on the leg.

She had to climb up on the toilet...

To wash her hands in the sink.

Half an hour of scrubbing later and the bathroom is no longer pink. Sadly, I can't say the same for the child. Lipstick is hard to get off of porcelain. It's even harder to get off of skin.


Wendy said...

oh my gosh! :) Well I bet that occupied her for quite a while! She did do a very lovely job with that one leg.

Anonymous said...

LOL! The things they don't tell us about "Lasting Color" on the commercials ;-)
We oughtta put together a video of satire commercials based on real-life home experiences with various products.

Anonymous said...

What a great color for her! LOL! Oh my! Now THAT is something you'll NEVER forget! Thanks for the smile.

Just Me said...

Baking soda is good for getting greasy things off porcelain. Not sure about skin though.