Sunday, January 11, 2009

The new Dr. Chapstick

Emily and Hope are suffering from very chapped lips this winter. The result is that I have a large supply of lip balms stashed in various places in the house, the diaper bag and my coat. Emily has a big preference for the orange-flavoured Kids Kiss My Face Organic Lip Balm in my coat.

She retrieved it herself this morning out of the pocket of my ski jacket. About 30 minutes later it was time to leave for church, I had my coat on and she needed a re-application. We couldn't find it in my pocket where it should have been.

Me: Emily, where is the orange lip balm? Did you put it back in my coat liked I asked you to?
E: Um.
Me: I asked you to put it back, remember?
E: (thinking for a while and then.... ) Put your hand in your pocket. Do you feel something round?
Me: No.....Did you put it back in here?
E: (said as though her eyebrows were fully raised and very matter-of-factly and with great enthusiasm) No!

It loses something in the transcription I think but John and I were almost peeing our pants.

Almost as funny as.....

3 comments:

Lynn said...

That clip *was* hilarious! I hope Dr. J had little cards made up that said, "Call me Dr. Chapstick." I totally would have.

I bought my kids flavoured chapsticks last winter for their chapped lips...and they ate them. SERIOUSLY. So we're doing a chapstick-free thing this year. I really hope you don't find an empty tube and a mysteriously full Emily at dinnertime!

Erika said...

I LOVE your Emily stories (C:
-E

Shan said...

Oh that's funny. We have chapsticks stashed everywhere too. For some reason Maya thinks they have to be applied to her chin and throat. Not really sure where that idea came form.