Friday, September 10, 2010

The Lipstick Massacre of 2010

It sounds scary because it was. 

I think I actually yelped.

Jane got a hold of a new dumb lipstick I'd just bought. It is one of those crazy colorfast types that DO NOT COME OFF, especially when caked and layered upon itself.

I was mad. 

At her for doing it,
At myself for not paying better attention to her quiet ways,
For buying that dumb lipstick. 
I don't even wear lipstick.
Never again...

Okay, now prepare for a scare.
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I was mad when I was taking this picture, so when she smiled I said, "Don't smile!". 
I'm a mean mommy. I think she has since forgiven me though...

An innocent victim.


I spent over an hour cleaning them off, trying everything, then finally settling on using Vaseline and scrubbing with a wet rag. There were a few tears shed, and I gave up, letting Scott take over on Jane for another hour and a 1/2.

STEP 2
Cleaning that darn Vaseline out of her hair.
Had I known that it DOES NOT COME OUT, I would have used it a little more sparingly on her hair.
Sigh.
This morning (the lipstick massacre was last night) I washed Jane's hair 3 times. I used cornstarch as a binder to help chunk up the Vaseline, then washed it. 
Repeated those 2 steps. Then had her lay down so I could pour lemon juice on her head (this cause the most fear, but ONLY because it was cold, luckily). Then I shampooed her hair again. It's still wet, but I think it feels a little slimy still...
Any ideas on how to remove Vaseline from hair?
And how to get lipstick out of clothes?

10 comments:

Christie said...

Oh my goodness Heather! I would have blown up if that was Lily! But I can't help but laugh because I know one day you will! Poor little Lucy, had no chance...

Jentry said...

I would have freaked out! You are not a bad mommy. Have you tried Goo B Gone? I'm so sorry. The look on Lucy's face is wonderful.

Kelsey said...

This is both the worst and best thing I have seen in a long long time.

The Shermans said...

I love reading your blog because it makes me laugh a lot! I really thought I had some crazy kids, but this may have beat it all! Sorry I'm no help with removing the vaseline and lipstick. I always google things on the internet.

Sarah said...

That picture of Jane is amazing. hahahahah. It makes her eyes stick out so much. You should put it in a frame and put it on your wall, but maybe not until she is a little older. Poor lucy looks so sad. That jane picture is so stunning. She looks like a girl from a foreign country they found in the rainforest and took a picture of and put it on the cover of the national geographic. i'm glad you managed to take a picture.

Jessica said...

I think you should share this with CNN or Opera or something...They will LAUGH so hard at these pictures, especially after they are mothers too!

Jessica said...

I mean your kids will laugh so hard, CNN too and Opera...And whoever reads your blog :)

Mirien said...

Oh, Heather. Thanks for the entertainment! Those pictures were the funniest I've seen in a long time. How I, too, have regretted a brief respite of silence while kids are entertaining themselves, only to discover a disaster, leaving you stuck with a major cleaning project. How is Jane's hair today?

Jenny said...

WOW!!! She did a very colorful job. Sorry.

Mike Kennedy said...

Okay, I too find this very funny. Silence is always a bad sign! I would try Dawn dish soap on her hair-it takes away the greas and I am wondering if it would work. That's really funny.

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