Saturday, October 03, 2009

Strawberry Kisses

I'm not sure how long it's been going on, but I use a lot of chapstick. Either my lips dry out too fast or I make them dry by licking them too much, especially when I'm talking. Whatever the case, it has me convinced that I need chapstick. If I find myself without it, a small amount of panic may set in, and of course my lips immediately feel like they will crack under the pressure. Get it? Crack under pressure? Okay, moving on...

Miles has dry lips almost all the time, and it's that vicious circle of him messing with them so that they become worse, but the worse they get the more he messes with them. I think I did that as a kid as well. When he was smaller, Miles always wanted to put on my chapstick when he saw me using it. Sometimes I would let him, sometimes I wouldn't. But that was back when he didn't need it. Now that he does, he doesn't want it.

The other day I was in Wal-Mart and saw that Carmex had made a strawberry-flavored version of their tube chapstick. By the way, I'm not a big fan of the Carmex that you have to dip your finger into -- who wants to have to deal with that when you can just apply it like a lipstick? Anyway, back to the story. Since the strawberry Carmex was so cheap, about a dollar, I was excited to find something that Miles would possibly not be opposed to.

I think he's still about 50/50 on the idea, but he is definitely more willing to try this than the regular stuff. And yeah, the regular Carmex is not so great, but as an adult you realize you have to take your medicine in order to get better. Three-year-olds don't reason that way.

I have to preface this last part with telling you that lately, I'm not always guaranteed a willing kiss from my boy. He goes through little phases of being so independent he refuses or even wipes off my kisses, and then at other times he's grabbing my face and planting a kiss on each cheek.

So I had put the new chapstick on Miles' lips before bedtime the other night, and I was giving him hugs and telling him goodnight when he reached out to me and said, "Strawberry kisses. Strawberry kisses for you."


I don't even know what I was thinking when I hesitated to spend that dollar, because the return on it will last my heart a lifetime.

5 comments:

Alison said...

Aww, that'z preciouz. I got a gmail account juzt zo I could zay that.

tracey said...

Thanks...Alizon. : )

jmberrygirl said...

Nothing like sloppy kisses from a sweet little boy!

Elisa said...

Aw,that is so precious!!!!

tracey said...

Thanks Jen and E! : )

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