Monday, November 26, 2012

Butt Paste Post-Haste.

My little guy is 9 months old now and has been suffering from a stomach virus which led to a diaper rash. Somehow we ended up with only one tube of Butt Paste for the house, so we've been trying to remember to bring it with us when we move from one part of the house to another. This morning as I was gathering the accoutrements and baby to head upstairs, I remembered the Butt Paste so I tucked the tube into my back pocket. Twenty minutes later after feeding the little man and waking J Bean I felt an uncomfortable lump between me and the couch. I reached back to find the offending toy but instead pulled back a glob of Butt Paste from the exploded tube in my back pocket. For those unaware of the makeup of Boudreaux's Butt Paste "Maximum Strength" it says on the bottle it contains 40% zinc oxide (yeah, that's the same stuff lifeguards put on their noses to keep them protected from sunburn after repeated dips in the ocean... in other words, it is designed not to come off). I headed to the bathroom and tried warm water and soap which resulted in a white mixture on my hands up to my elbows with the same properties as acrylic glossy white paint. The kids saw their opportunity and proceeded to exploit the weakness by crying and whining about various issues. Finally got most of the gunk off with a towel and a lot more hand-washing though I think I will smell like this stuff for a few days. Oh, and the couch... ruined. Good times.