aka The Frazzled Mom
I awoke around 2 am to the sound of running water. Rising unsteadily from my bed, I noticed a light emanating from the other room. Stumbling out into the hallway, I discovered that the light was, in fact, coming from the guest bathroom. I slowly opened the door. It took a minute to process the scene.
My 3 year old son, having been unable to sleep, and fearful of waking his mother and incurring her wrath, had decided to play quietly in the bathroom. Using the 4 pound container of Bag Balm (not the little green can) that was located under the sink counter, he had proceeded to “paint” the bathroom in the caramel colored goo.
When I asked him why he would do that (a silly question to ask any young child), this is the answer I received…
“Mom, I wanted to look like an alien,” he replied in a spooky sounding voice while he wiggled his goo covered fingers in the air. A smile on his face.
With a sigh, I proceed to clean up my son and put him to bed. It took a while. Bag Balm is a great product for the skin, but not for anything else. I return to the bathroom where I began to clean up the remainder of the goo. There was goo on the sink, the faucets, the mirror, the floor, the toilet handle and toilet seat and the walls. How those areas were going to make him look like an alien was beyond me. And, at 2am, I was anything but amused.
Of course, after the fact, and now that I’ve had plenty of sleep, it makes me laugh.
After searching the Internet, I’ve discovered that my son isn’t the first, nor will he be the last when it comes to using bag balm “off label”. And as other mom’s have noted, unless it is for use on the skin, it is really, REALLY, challenging to clean up.