Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Brut or a Dove?

It was a lazy day. I didn't have anywhere to go, so I didn't get out of my pajamas and shower until Jackson's nap time. He is still feeling pretty bad and he seemed eager for me to lay him down. After I was all clean and smelling good, I reached into my toiletry bag for my Dove deodorant. It wasn't there. I looked all around and finally decided that the little Mister must have gotten to it and put it somewhere. Only God knew where it was.

That was my only deodorant stick, so I'd just have to try not to sweat until Curt came home and told me where his manly spray deodorant was. I would get some new girlie stuff when I went to the store later. That meant no drying my hair, no cleaning, and no wearing synthetic fabrics for a few hours.

As soon as Curt came home I inquired as to the whereabouts of his spray stuff. In the little cabinet in the back room. So I bounded into the back room like a graceful deer who can bound without inducing sweat, and I found the can of spray deodorant. I didn't look closely at the label, but it mentioned something about being waterproof. Great. It will take me three showers to get this man-smell off. I proceeded to, you know, deodorize. As soon as the spray left the can I knew there had been a huge mistake. It smelled like paint thinner! It was then that I bothered to read the label closely and see that I was spraying "Waterproofer" on my underarms. Lovely! Just lovely! I was of course squealing in horror while Curtis did his little wheezing laugh that he reserves for only the best of occasions. I'm so glad I could thrill him into the wheeze tonight.

Then I saw the Brut spray deodorant can sitting right on top of the dresser. I kid you not, the only difference between these two cans was the color and the label. They looked almost exactly alike. I had to scrub the waterproofer off my skin for several minutes before I could Brut it up.

About ten minutes later I found my Dove deodorant under a pile of clothes that I had been putting off hanging up. I'll just have to wait to be a Dove until Wednesday, because my underarms couldn't take anymore scrubbing. For now I will just have to remain a Brut.

51 comments:

Mommy Dot Com said...

Can't believe it! I don't think I can ever put on deodorant again w/out thinking of you. Well, maybe only one of your arms got "waterproofed" - I hope!

Heather said...

Oh that's hilarious! I hope your underarms enjoy the Dove today!

Toknowhim said...

I chuckle as I read your post, and realize that I would so do the same thing... I am prone to those kind of mishaps :) Thanks for sharing...

jamie b said...

That is hilarious! :) You always have a way with words to crack me up!

Anonymous said...

I don't know Amanda....you may be on to something...'waterproofer' to me sounds like the best way to keep your underarms dry!!! Add some good smell to it and voila, the best new deodorant on the market!!! Of course, I'd want my share of the credit!! ;o)

Kate O'Hara

Rose said...

You are absolutely hillarious, you have sucha gift for writing that I can totally imagine you doing everything you described. I am so blessed to be part of the Moore's women 'cyber'world. Thank you for enlightening us!
Joy

Allison said...

Bless your heart! Oh well, luckily it will all come off soon!

ncmama said...

Oh Amanda, you poor thing! Thanks for sharing and reminding me that a sense of humor can make a world of difference in our daily lives. Bless you!

Cathy Davis said...

At least if it rains, you'll be water repellent. hee hee hee

I hope Jackson gets to feeling better soon. I'm looking forward to seeing all the Christmas pictures :).

Hillary said...

Oh! That's hilarious! Thanks for the laugh this morning!

Erin said...

You may have just gotten a wheeze out of me too sister!

Jessica said...

That made me laugh out loud! You shouldn't have to deoderize for a while since you're waterproofed.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Too funny! I hope your armpits are recovering this morning.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

A brutal dove?

A dovish brute?

Sounds like a problem for the U.N. to me.

(Hope your arms heal soon from the scrubbing! At least you made Curt laugh. There's always a silver lining.)

Abby said...

hahahahahahahaha i am just speechless....
and very aware of the wheeze laugh (except with my asthma it normally ends up being more of a problem than just enjoying the entertaining event of the hour)

that is definitely one for the books..

CrownLaidDown said...

Now you have your polka dot umbrella for the top of you and water-proofer for underneath. Now where's the rain or preferably snow?? :) Wheezing in laughter with Curt...Holly

TwinMom said...

Priceless mental picture! Thanks for the laugh! I will say that I do not enjoy the "man-smell" coming from me on the days that I run out of "powder fresh"! It just isn't right!!

Lauren said...

Okay, THAT is really funny.

shelley said...

Oh, Amanda! That IS funny! I've had to bowwow hubbies deoderant before, but thankfully he uses a stick!

willblogforshoes said...

I guess waterproofer would take care of half the problem, huh?

Emily said...

Oh dear, totally sounds like something I would do!

Elaine said...

Oh my word...that is stinkin' hysterical. Nice narration. :)

Profbaugh said...

Okay, I'm still laughing at this one. Thanks for painting (or is that waterproofing) a vivid picture for me!

~Cheryl

jennyhope said...

that is the funniest thing ever you Brut!

Anonymous said...

This is too funny. Just a couple weeks ago, I was a little too sleepy before heading to work and put moisturizing soap on my toothbrush. I used to like warm vanilla sugar, but on my teeth? Not so much. :)

Allison
scottandallison.wordpress.com

Suzi said...

Oh no! Glad you didn't get burned! This was too funny!!

Janelle & Ella said...

Wow...that is funny!!!! My armpits are hurting thinking about all the scrubbing that must have taken place.

Anonymous said...

Thnaks for a great laugh during a hard week!
Michelle

The Preacher's Wife said...

Okay, I'm rolling over "the only difference between these two cans was the color and the label."

So they looked exactly alike except not?

Sorry - i guess i'm the only doofus that got tickled over that :)) You are hilarious!

Lisa

Leigh Gray said...

that is the best - thanks for the laughter for today - love it!!

Leigh

Teri said...

You. Are. Funny.

The Sanders House said...

you crack me up! this sounds like something that would happen to me!
i lately have found keegan's little hiding spot, so now I know where to find everything missing from my bathroom!

Serah said...

How funny! I had to use Lennon's deodorant last week because my Dove ran out, but thankfully I avoided the waterproofer!

Merry Christmas!

Cathy Davis said...

Do Jackson and Bibby (is that right?) have the same thing?? I hope today is a better day for all of you!

MamaCass said...

He He! That is really funny Amanda! Thanks for sharing about it. I can so so see myself doing something like that!

Shelley said...

Oh my goodness...I laughed so hard that my husband had to come over and read your blog. I couldn't tell him about it because I was laughing too hard.

You poor thing! That is exactly something I would do though.

Oh, and I am SO a Dove girl!! It's the best deoderant and if they ever stop making it I will throw a hissy fit right then and there in the grocery store aisle.

Patty said...

I am laughing so hard at this story!! I hope your underarms know the joy of Dove today!

Lauren said...

In answer to your comment on my blog: yes, the soap baskets are nice. I also think you can't go wrong with something consumable, like the fruit of the month subscription we got for Nathan's grandma (she never leaves her house and loves to get mail--it works). Or something region-specific for people who live far away, like Vermont chocolates or New England tea or something.

Teresa said...

Hysterical!!! Thank you for a wonderful laugh...enjoy DOVE today!! :)

Amy T said...

Now, that's a classic! I bet your hubby was rolling!

Lindsee said...

Oh my, that is too funny! I hope your skin is back to normal and you didn't make it too raw. Ouch.

Angie said...

I laughed and laughed. Our whole family has enjoyed this story!!!

Breathing His Joy said...

How funny! My armpits burned at the thought of putting waterproofer on them! :)

Kathleen in TX said...

So the burning question in everybody's minds...which works better the waterproof or the Brut??
So sorry...

Becky Kiser said...

In high school I had to borrow my brother's Old Spice deodorant several times. There is nothing worse than smelling like a man... except being 16 and smelling like an old man! Just be thankful you didn't have to leave the house that day!

connorcolesmom said...

THAT IS SO FUNNY!!!
You made him wheeze - that is a good one :)
I love when my hubby and I laugh so hard about something that we make funny noises and faces!!
Kim

Katie said...

"I'm so glad I could thrill him into the wheeze tonight." Ha! Love it. I SO know that moment. :)

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Well, at least you don't have to worry about water leaching into your skin. If that could really happen, you know! So funny.

And I had to read your comment on my post twice! Frying bacon? That's amazing! And really scary. Thank you for your sweet comment at the end--that makes me happy to be a blogger! :)

Living Beyond said...

Merry Christmas Amanda, I like to visit here but don't often post. However I just wanted to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
God's blessings for 2008

Cindy said...

I'm pretty sure that will preach. Somehow. :)

HILARIOUS.

Michelle said...

Little late in catching up but this was the perfect laugh I needed in my break in the day! Love ya girl!