Posts tagged ‘sick’

December 6, 2010

Why, oh why, does Boy Spawn smell like a French whore?

by Gina

He’s only 6, so it’s not because he’s been sneaking girls into the house. Maybe it has something to do with sweet little 4 year old Girl Spawn spilling a quarter of a bottle of an essential oil blend on his bed? [While under the care of Ex-Husband, before anyone starts getting the idea they were left unattended]. Girl Spawn was saved from the wrath of Mommy by the fact that she is three kinds of sick all at once (chest cold, ear infection, stomach bug – all *wonderfully* invading her body at the same time). Poor girl. Not to say that the incident passed without even so much as a word uttered. We did talk about getting into things that belong to other people, and the fact that some oils, even if they smell good, do have medicinal properties so ALL of them should be treated as carefully as medicine, and the cost of oils and why only a drop or two is used at a time, and all that good stuff. It’s hard, however, to put a sneezy, pukey kid in time-out, without having a less than aromatic mess to clean up at the end of 4 minutes. Aside from the practical, it’s also heart wrenching to do ANYTHING but cuddle the spawn when they are as sick as she is. Besides, she burst into tears the moment she realized I knew what had happened. She knew it was wrong – even if it was selfish remorse, it was still remorse. So, yeah.

And poor boy. The oils soaked right through the sheet to the mattress. For the next few days, he’s getting a mega dose of aromatherapy at bedtime each night. He’s learning from his sisters mistake.

I suppose it’s my fault for leaving both the spawn and the essential oil blend under the care of Ex-Husband.

Note to self: Ex-Husband cannot be trusted around essential oils and Boy/Girl Spawn at the same time.

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