When The House is TOO Quiet?

Today started off wonderfully. The cellist went off to school, and the ladybug and I began to eat breakfast. About mid morning, I was working a bit on some fundraising items for the cellists school and I realized that I had not heard a PEEP from the ladybug. Now, most non parents are going to be perplexed and say – “Well isn’t that a GOOD thing?” Um, no my friends it is not. It is basically the time where you should start panicking to the point of hyperventilation. WHY? Because it means that the toddler is either in the toilet, the Vaseline – or some other salve, or the baby powder. And guess what? Mama knows best because true to form, Vaseline was being scooped out as I walked into the living room (just ONE room over from where the computer is) and saw her gleefully spreading it all over her hair, her face, her babylegs and her shoes.


– I’ll wait while you finish laughing –

So what is the first thing I do after squealing out NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO and scaring the heebie jeebies out of her? I go for my camera – and pictures will be posted after the incriminated has fallen into slumber.

This message is brought to you by “Mothers Against Vaseline Abuse” = MAVA’s


  1. JaTara says:

    Bless her heart! I've seen that SAME guilty look on my daughter's face only it was baby powder and not Vaseline. How hard was it to clean it off? Picking up a greasy baby is hard!

  2. N. Nicholes says:

    @Rainbowsandbutterflies – Totally. I have a scrapbook already started.

    @JaTara – It was pretty easy once I stopped laughing, and she stopped crying. I think that she thought that she was in trouble when I yelled NOOOOOOOOOO! All I could think of was her getting the Vaseline on her Mor-Mor's leather couch. We got rid of it pretty easily with a soapy towel.

    @Faith – You made me see if Vaseline was bad if ingested – and amazingly sailors swallowed a spoonful each day to keep themeselves "regular" on boats back in the day. Interesting, no? *giggle*

    @Glamazini – 😐

    • The Houseful says:

      Hi Chelle Thanks for stopping by! I don’t know what it is about kids and greasy stuff. SMH

      This made me smile today though. I’m grateful for Flashback Friday via Chasing Joy.

  3. Amina Nevels says:

    Ha Ha Ha! Hilarious! Her face is glistening and priceless! I love how kids take everything that they see us do and amp it up to the 100th degree! Do you get “Vaseline Happy” sometimes Mrs. Houseful? (LOL) 🙂

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