One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Too Quiet

Yesterday Annie and I were busy working on dinner: Julia was demanding more food, the oven was going, and three burners were going. In the midst of the chaos it came to me that the twins were being awfully quiet. Too quiet. I asked Annie where they were, "In our bedroom," she said. Uh oh.

I walked down the hall and into the room. The scene initially looked innocent enough. The girls had climbed onto our bed and were sitting nice and quiet. Too quiet. They had Annie's purse on the comforter in front of them. I looked at Kate to see that she had Annie's eye shadow brush in her hand. Uh oh. I looked over at Genna to see that she had opened Annie's compact and was licking Annie's eye makeup! LICKING IT! I snatched the purse and makeup from the girls and got them off the bed.

More destruction was revealed. Not only had Genna been eating the makeup, but the rest of the makeup in the compact had been crumbled and sprinkled on the comforter by the girls! Not knowing any better, I tried brushing off the crumbles. The result: our comforter cover is now streaked with purplish pigment. Not the effect I had anticipated. We have since instituted a very overdue household rule: no playing in mommy and daddy's room.

How can I get in touch with the makeup manufacturers to let them know they can stop testing on animals? I now know for sure that this particular makeup is not toxic when ingested by toddlers.


Uncle Chrissy said...

I bought Annie that makeup for Christmas. Kate and Genna owe me $15.00. Please let them know I accept PayPal. Thank you.

Raging Wombat said...

I have Kate and Genna doing grueling housework to repay you. Don't worry, mean Uncle Chrissy.