Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Petroleum Jelly


Any ideas on how to get vaseline out of throw pillows? Blankets? Clothes? Walls? Yes, these are serious questions. Because you see, my son is trying to be the death of me. I got out of the shower this morning to find the lid, yes just the lid, of our large bottle of vaseline sitting on my bathroom floor. I of course am terrified to see where the rest of the bottle is. But just then James comes waltzing into the bathroom covered up to his elbows in vaseline, not to mention his shirt. Grining from ear to ear. More terror. I go racing through the house, dripping wet in my towel, that is now covered in vaseline since I just used it to wipe James down, and find the very gooey bottle sitting in the middle of my living room floor, on a blanket, thank heavens. There is a big glob on one of my favorite throw pillows (Ryan has always hated them, so he'll probably be relieved), but didn't see a ton more, but at this point I couldn't see a darn thing cause I wasn't wearing glasses or contacts and I was just trying to get the bottle and any major catastrophies taken care of since I was in a small towel and all my blinds were OPEN. So I hurry and get dressed and get some eye wear in and come to check out the damage. Luckily he doesn't seem to have done too much. There are a few handprints and the aforementioned pillow and blanket, but I'm still living in fear that I am going to find a big glob of it somewhere, it is kind of clear and hard to see until I go stepping in it or something. Ugh. Seriously, Beth never got into stuff as much as James. Did I tell you about his new fascination with shoving things down the AC vents? Oh yeah. You should see the loads of stuff I've pulled out in the last 3 days...sheesh!! Haven't I been through enough lately!! Motherhood, i'm sure these will all be funny stories some day...It's a good thing he's cute!

5 comments:

Summer said...

Oh, no!!! Kids! I don't think I've ever had that one happen.

emily said...

oh NO! i have no idea what to do about that, except i use dawn on grease stains (it takes grease out of your way, you know?) so if this is greasy, that might help. james sounds like noah. NOTHING in my house is safe from that kid. seriously, the top shelf of every cupboard in the kitchen/bathroom/fridge/pantry are jammed full of stuff i don't want him to get into.

Nicole said...

Oh know, I don't know what takes it out but will let you know if I find out. I just hope you don't find that big glob somewhere!!! Thank goodness he is so cute and such a sweetie, he is just busy and curious, can you blame him, vaseline is kinda wierd.

Phillip, Mary, Elijah, and ? Brough said...

good luck diane. I like zout for most stains, but who knows! I just feel relief when I hear stories like that...I think it's a boy thing. I never attempted to shower with Elijah awake until just a few months back...too dangerous. what could be richer than having kids? Hang it there.

Angela said...

The solution is to go shopping! Get new throw pillows, blanket, clothes. . . Ryan didn't like the old ones anyway so he shouldn't mind, right! The reason he gets into more than Beth is b/c he's a BOY! Mua hahahahah Also, he gets it from his father's side of the family-ask grandma about it :)
Ken