This Is What Motherhood Looks Like
February 23, 2013 15 Comments
My son used an entire tube of Desitin diaper cream for artistic impression.
I remember asking him to “please get the diaper cream from the changing table” in the nursery.
I plunked down on the living room floor to change baby girl diaper when I realized she needed a dab.
(Why wasn’t I in the nursery using that changing table, you ask? No clue)
Boy took a very, very, very long time.
The back bedroom was silent.
That isn’t good at all.
Wrapped a blanket around baby girl and carried her off to investigate. Must have gasped or inhaled sharply because my reaction scared baby girl who wet all over us.
My older sister loaned that beautiful dresser suite to me for the nursery. It was an antique from her husband’s side of the family.
Desitin is zinc oxide based.
Water makes it worse.
Everything makes it worse.
Had no idea how to safely clean the wood without damaging it. Before I returned the dresser I told my sister what happened. Used a gentle wood treatment over and over so it was almost back to original status when I returned it.
I haven’t borrowed anything from her since. Too much responsibility. Too much guilt.
Art cannot be contained to mere paper or canvas. When an artistic wave inspires…the artist must seize whatever means tangible and release before the moment passes Right? My walls and furniture were testament to this truth.
(This wouldn’t get a free pass now as they’re older)