Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Play With Make-Up

I have a vanity in my bedroom that I have had since I was about 12. It is where I get ready each morning – where I do my hair and make-up.

JJ loves the vanity. He insists on crawling onto my little stool and sitting by himself, grabbing each and every piece of equipment sprawled in front of him.

Last week I noticed that one of my brushes was wet and the bristles were all sticking together (the blush brush as a matter of fact). I assumed that JJ decided sucking on the blush brush was a good idea and figured he had somehow gotten it wet using his mouth.

I laid the brush out to dry and resumed using it for normal make-up brush activity the following morning.

Fast forward to yesterday’s conversation with Jerret:

Jerret: Did I tell you what JJ did the other day?

Me: Ummm….what?

Jerret: I found him in the bathroom with one of your make-up brushes. He was sticking it in the toilet and “painting” the inside. When the brush got wet, the color started coming out and he was coloring with it.


Jerret: So. It’s only toilet water.

Now I don’t need to tell you readers that the conversation didn’t end there. I was horrified. In what world is that an ok thing to do and not tell your wife that she is putting fecal matter on her face? Just wondering.


Nathan, Amanda, Violet & Anara said...

Yuck! Yes, I think it is appropriate to inform someone when an item is defiled with fecal matter. That said, I saw experiment that reported more bacteria in the insides of ice dispensers at fast food places than the inside of their toilet. Apparently the chlorinated water does a nice job killing things.

Michelle said...

omg - i haven't laughed that hard in a long time! I think a secret toothbrush cleaning of the shower is in order! Although I saw a 60 minutes thing that the average kitchen counter has more bacteria than toilets. That is of little consolation I am sure!

Gen 's Family Story said...

I think that in a man's world it doesn't seem as disgusting. Or it might be an ancient secret that they haven't told you about for keeping your skin young. Buy and new brush and enjoy!!

SCmartins said...

I couldn't help but laughing - even though it's very disgusting!!!

Gina Fielding said...

Sorry - it is a little funny - but only because it wasn't me!

Ivy Lee said...

This was from an email I got the other day. When I read your post, I couldn't help but copy it here and send it to you. Inspiration for a future opportunity on Jerret? :)


Here goes:

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me and my brother who is four years older than I am. I was maybe 3 and a half years old and had just recovered from an accident in which my arm had been broken among other injuries.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys. Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening news and my brother was playing nearby in the living room when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water. After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home. My Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just the cutest thing!!'

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him
drink it up, then she says to him, 'Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet??’

smileysk8 said...

That is the funniest story I have heard in a LONG time! LOL!

imtina said...

omg, that sent me into a laughing/coughing fit!!!

How many times did you wash the brush and/or your face after that?????

I think hubby needs to go to Sephora and buy you a whole new brush set. Uh huh...yup. Mama needs a new set of brushes. And maybe a newer, higher vanity. (Work this one for all it's worth)


Brand New Mama said...

Good Thinking Tina! I'm all over it!