Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Little Elvis loves lotion -- he licks it, he really licks it!

Little Elvis' eye is doing much, much better. It's still slightly swollen and pinkish purple, but he hasn't been bothering it.

I wrote that I haven't been putting his mosquito repellent on him. I feel like I had good reason.

One, up until this week, he really wasn't getting bitten. He'd only had two other bites for the whole summer.

Two, Little Elvis loves lotion. He loves creams, too. Pretty much anything that comes out of a tube or bottle is tops with him. Especially if said bottle is found in the bathroom. He has definitely tasted all of my lotions and potions and make-up. They are currently pushed as far back on the bathroom counter as possible. But he must be getting taller, because he managed to get his greedy little paws on my new undereye cream yesterday.

When I say love, I'm not exaggerating. He's always been this way with bottles in the bathroom. At first it was cute, and we would let him hug the bottle to his little heart's content. But then he figured out how to open the bottles and decided that nothing tasted better than lotion, cream, base or shampoo.

If he manages to get his hands on any bottles, then I have to brace for a battle. He will not give up his prize bottle willingly. He will cry and kick and sit on the floor bawling.

Every night, after his bath, we put lotion on him. He loves this. As soon as Bob starts rubbing the lotion on his little legs, he bends over and begins to lick the lotion off of his knee! No lie. He does. The lotion says it has oatmeal in it, so maybe it tastes like breakfast?

I did manage to find a lotion that Little Elvis won't eat: sunscreen. He likes the bottle and the process of being sunscreened, though. When I tell him it's time to put on sunscreen, he runs for the TV (I hide the sunscreen behind our set just in case he decides to start eating it) and waits for me to put it on him.

How does this tie into his mosquito repellent? We bought him Gentle Naturals Deet-Free Bug Repellent. I don't know what the ingredients are, but it smells sweet and lemony. It smells kind of like candy. I think it smells like something my little lotion lover would really enjoy. So, I wasn't putting it on him.

He proudly wore it yesterday and didn't get bitten. He also didn't lick it off. Hopefully it will go as well today, because there's no way I can keep Little Elvis inside.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nasty. Kids will try anything.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Kellan said...

That little Elvis is too cute and I love the title to this post - too cute!

Take care - Kellan

7:16 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

Yikes! He's got some interesting taste buds, doesn't he?

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...


maybe that's what you have to do if he ever has to go on penicillin LOL

1:25 PM  

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