That sound? Is my dignity scurrying away…

{photo by kate monroe}

Yup. Tuesday was three flights. Three. With a toddler who was crazy over tired. From Salt Lake City to Chicago and from Chicago to Atlanta and Atlanta to Myrtle Beach. Each leg of the flight brought an ever smaller plane and  cranky toddler to tears.

By the time we landed I was done, TOTT was done and The Boss was DONER THAN DONE. Done.

Our flight didn’t get in until 10 p.m. and The Boss was rubbing his little red eyes as he showed off his new somersaulting skillz to his great grandparents. He rock and rolls and he just plain rolls. The Boss- multi talented.

A quick dunk in the tub and we commenced getting his new alligator pj’s on.

My mother in law- Ma- was giving him belly zerberts and kissing him up and down when she  held out her hand and asked for a diaper.

I proceeded to hand her a tampon.
Nice. She said I don’t think that will do.  Indeed not,  thought I. Blushing a bit and handing her  a good old fashioned Huggies overnight. Much more suitable for a 23 month old boy, don’t you think?

I then handed her the A&D diaper ointment and said: here is the K-Y.

Oh, Mah GAH!!!! What did I just say? HERE IS THE K-Y???? Now my mother in law is cool, but still! I was so embarrassed and tired I just started giggling uncontrollably. The giggles came back and bit me throughout the night and even a time or two today.

I die. I am so embarrassed! And the worst is I can’t even explain to her that I had K-Y on the brain for an innocent reason! I was just reading about how some people use K-Y to attach baby bows to their little baby girls head.

Say what?  Is this common practice? Random. Hello, that’s what eyelash glue is for peeps!

Oh well.  Perhaps after one more nights sleep I will be able to tell the difference between A&D ointment and K-Y.

Let’s all hope, non?

16 thoughts on “That sound? Is my dignity scurrying away…

    • My hand to God, I was reading CJanes’s blog and they were talking about using KY to keep baby bows on….but you’re right, explaining it just makes it worse. 🙂

  1. People use K-Y to keep on baby bows!? I’d like to side-eye the person that figured that out for the first time.

    Thank goodness Ma is a cool lady. 🙂 That is…quite embarrassing to say the least!

  2. So funny that I read this yesterday shortly before I heard from my husband about Davis’ ENT appt … where we were instructed to put K-Y in his nose every night before bed instead of the vaseline we were using (per last year’s instructions). Things you never knew you could do with K-Y. Still not something you want to talk about with the MIL though 😉

  3. Egads, thank goodness your travel time wasn’t longer! Seriously, what’s up with the KY for hair bows?!? I never heard of that when my daughter was little but maybe that’s some newfangled fix but I’m with you and the eyelash glue!

  4. The first time I met my future mother-in-law we sat and drank beer together, and in attempting to stand back up, I fell over backwards in my chair. Turns out she is the coolest lady ever, but still…darn that Pete’s wicked ale…

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