Monday, August 4, 2008

Shine On!

Is it terrible that my baby girl, only eighteen months old, is addicted to lip gloss?

Of course I am the one who started this infatuation. A quick scan of my purse reveals two lipsticks and a lot of lip gloss.

A-LOT-OF-LIP-GLOSS.

Cherry ChapStick Lip Balm. Avon Flavor Savers Strawberry Lip Gloss. Lancome Juicy Tubes Jelly Ultra Shiny Lip Gloss in Daiquiri. Rosebud Strawberry Lip Balm and Moisturizer. L'Oreal Infallible 6 Hour Never Fail Lip Gloss in Sangria. Lip Smacker Watermelon Travel Mini Lip Gloss. The Medicine Shoppe Medi-Chap Lip Balm (Regular Flavor.) L'Oreal Color Juice Sheer Juicy Lip Gloss in Candy Apple. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. No-name Vanilla Sugar Lip Balm. Limited Edition Strawberry Banana Blistex Fruit Smoothies with SPF 15. Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer in Champagne. Bonne Bell VitaGloss O2 Moisture Stick. Smackers Wavy Watermelon F'Lip Juicees. Bubble Yum Grape Flavored Lip Gloss. Plus some crap in the shape of a flip flop from the dollar bin at Target.

This is in addition to all the lip gloss I have stuffed in every nook and cranny and drawer at home. And the Vaseline I slather on my mouth every night. I can't stand the feeling of dry lips. Uh-oh, maybe I have a problem? But this isn't about MY addiction, it's about Evie's.

The positive thing about her love for lip gloss is I am able to bribe her. When she rubs her lips together, points to her mouth and says "Uh! Uh! Uh!" I know that's the sign for "I need a lip gloss fix right now!" So I use it to my advantage. I can say "I'll give you lip gloss if you finish eating your lunch," or "You can have the lip gloss if you help me pick up your crayons." I can even use it as a threat, as in "If you don't get away from the computer, you can't use the lip gloss any more today," or "If you don't sit down on your bottom in this cart, you have to give the lip gloss back to me."

So maybe this obsession isn't such a bad thing. I'll think of it as another weapon in my Mom Arsenal.

Now, please excuse me. My lips feel kind of dry.

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13 comments:

Tari said...

hey, it just might beat chasing boys around with chapstick, trying to convince them their almost-bleeding lips "need a little something" and shouting "no it is not lipstick it's chapstick so hold still!"

Scarlet O'Kara said...

My baby sister is addicted to chapstick / lip gloss...and now, so is my 4 year old!

Welcome aboard!

Jen said...

Dang...that's a lot of lip gloss! How do you choose with that big of a selection??

SarahHub said...

I know, kind of sick, huh? I usually just pull out whatever I see first!

Pecos Blue said...

That is very sweet I think.

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Scarlet O'Kara said...

Thanks for your sweet comment. Prayers are needed and much appreciated.

bluedog said...

You always amazed me at office lunches because you never left the table without putting lipstick/gloss on. I always thought you really had yourself pulled together nicely (uh, still do!). :)

Heather said...

I found you by way of the blog train...

We had the same layout, but I just changed mine.

I love that you have found something that works already. It's kinda cute she loves the gloss so.

:)

Amanda said...

Oh, no, your little girl is going to grow into a mini ME!!! lol It's not that bad really. She'll just spend all her money on lip gloss and have it in every drawer, pocket, corner, and area of every place she ever goes. :) But hey, her lips will always be smooth and pretty... that's def a good thing! I guess we must all start young - just watch though, when I was her age I used to eat it. (seriously.....) Don't worry, that phase doesn't last too awfully long. Ha! Buy her the cheap stuff now before she can tell the difference later {wink} Too cute....

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Apparently you are my long-lost twin...and Evie is Savannah's...because we are also addicted to lip gloss. And Vaseline. I can't believe how much Vaseline I go through. Just thinking about it right now makes me want to go apply some to my lips. :) Although I have to say you have waaaay more lip gloss than I do...I could only dream of such bounty.

Rachel said...

Wow, that's a lot of lip gloss for one woman.

I'm sure you rememeber when Kim Silky ate your Avon Mint Chocolate Chip lip gloss. I wonder if that's where your lip-gloss addiction stems from. It was certainly a tramatic expierience...

Napaboaniya said...

Gosh, you've reminded me that I can't remember when was the last time I applied lip gloss *gulpz*
I better start having the habit of applying it before my lips turn horrid.
Happy WW!

Shari Baby said...

oh my gosh, no one person should have that many lip glosses. haha. kidding!