After months of not writing a blog entry, I feel inspired to put down on virtual paper a story which will make my husband chuckle, give my kids ammunition to make fun of me relentlessly and maybe provide some reader a moment to breathe a sigh of relief that she is not the only one who has ever done a silly thing.
It happened this morning. I was actually running ahead of schedule in getting ready for the day, and after a shower asked my husband to please put some lotion on my thirsty-for-some-kind-of-moisturizer back.
He agreed because that’s just the kind of helpful man he is.
I had to go into the next room to fetch my new bottle of lotion (well, I thought it was lotion…read on). It is one of my favorite brands of lotion, which my upscale lotion-buying locale had stopped carrying. Wal-Mart does that every now and then.
So I was very excited a few weeks ago, when my family was doing some shopping in another store and I found the brand of lotion that I really like. I purchased it and have been using ever since…applying it to my feet so that they will be soft and smooth when sandal-wearing time comes…using it on my legs and arms because they have seemed so dry lately and definitely have needed a good moisturizing lotion applied often.
The product has oatmeal and shea butter in it…great stuff.
So this morning, as my helpful husband was applying the oatmeal & shea butter stuff to my back, he commented that this lotion seemed different than other lotions.
I agreed with his summation and we began a discussion of possible reasons why the “lotion” only got thicker and even seemed to have a lathering consistency the more you tried to rub it into your skin.
He asked me if I had read the directions on the “lotion” bottle. Of course I had not read any directions…who needs directions when it comes to applying lotion to dry skin.
I picked up the product bottle as we continued to talk. That’s when I realized that the oatmeal & shea butter product which promises to soothe dry, itchy skin wasn’t lotion at all, but rather a bottle of moisturizing body wash.
No wonder the stuff lathered the more you tried to rub it into your skin! For about a month, I have been applying this body wash to my legs and arms and wondering why my legs seemed to be more dry than usual. And you know what you do when you have dry skin…you apply more “lotion.”
My husband had a good laugh. I got back into the shower and rinsed the “lotion” body wash off my body.
I’m a goofball…what can I say.
And writing this reminds me that I need to add body LOTION to my shopping list.