I've been doing some weird skin care stuff lately, the oddest probably being that I use hemp oil a lot. I think I'm seeing some improvements but it's too soon for any big reviews. I definitely smell strange shortly after using it though and little kid hates this passionately.
"Stop puttin' at stinky stuff on you's face," he says when he sees me applying it.
"It's good for me and the smell goes away pretty quickly," I tell him.
The other day we were dancing together and God Speed by the Dixie Chicks came on. All moms of boys get emotional when hearing it and I am definitely not immune to that. I cry every.single.time. it comes on and there we were, forehead to forehead, his warm breath on my cheek and his pudgy arms around my neck, his big blue eyes staring into mine, when I said, "This song always makes me think of you and your brother. I hope you and I dance to this song at your wedding when you get married."
My eyes filled up with tears at the thought of that really happening, and the reality that my time with him is more temporary than it seems, when he said," I's never gettin' married, mumum. I stayin' wif you forever."
I answered, "One day you'll meet a beautiful girl and you'll fall in love with her and you'll want to kiss her and love her forever and marry her."
He was quiet for a moment and then said, "I don't think I's gonna find a girl more bootiful than you, mine mumum."
As I completely swooned with the overwhelming joy of such a sweet, sincere moment in life (and feeling very pretty), he added,"Maybe someone 'at smells better though, 'at's for sure. 'Cuz you smell awful, puttin' at stinky stuff on yous all a time."
Ahh, well, I'll take what I can get. I'll concede the title of Best Smelling Girl to someone else, as long as I get to be pretty.
Soooo sweet, with a little bite in there.
Have you read "I'll Love You Forever" to your boys? It is a hearfelt story about a mom and her son going through life. After bedtime last night my 8-year-old had to come give me a hug because that book made him cry a little.
how are you applying it? and for what reason? (what type of skin do you have?) i have bbunch of hemp oil and interested in this!
Ha ha, stinky & all you're still the apple of his eye. He's so freakin' adorable!
OMG I LOVE THAT SONG! Both times I was pregnant, I knew I was having boys because I was so compelled to listen to that song over and over again, and naturally I cried like a baby over and over again. In fact, I'm fighting back the tears now :) And what a great idea to dance to it, although that though gives me anxiety attacks!
So after I read your blog I quickly clicked over to youtube to hear this song you are talking about. OMG! I had never heard that before. After I wiped the tears away I hugged my little guy til he told me he couldn't breathe.
Your little guy is such a charmer. He may not be interested in other girls now but Im sure they will be interested in him soon enough. Look out Mom and enjoy these moments!!!! : )
I also joke that "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart" by Janis Joplin would be appropriate with little kid. With God Speed, it'd be more like "I hope you'll hold me up while I sob and blubber hysterically to this song at your wedding" because, man, it seriously overwhelms me with emotion even in non-emotional moments. (Like just thinking about it, sniffle, sniffle.)
I have fair, freckled, oily skin (sounds sexy, huh?) but have been using Retin-A lately (illegal overseas pharmacies, for the win! Told you I was into some weird stuff!) and the oil has eliminated any peeling. It's a dry oil so it rubs in quickly and I swear my face looks less dull and no shinier. I've also been using the Oil Cleansing Method (google that)--which I know sounds crazy for someone with oily skin, but the theory is that water strips all oil and forces your face to produce more, where oil dissolves bad oils and leaves your face moisturized. My skin is definitely softer than ever and it feels really good when you're applying the oil. You just smell like a dirty hippie afterward.
Vee, I love "Love You Forever" but can't help but sympathize with the boy's future wife putting up with her mother-in-law breaking into their home via ladder to say goodnight stuff to her son. Sweet book but that thought always cracks me up.
Never heard that song before so thanks for introducing me to it! Its beautiful.
Muffin, I just re-read my explanation and realized I forgot to recommend that you do a search on it at the essentialdayspa.com forums--those women are CRAAAAAAZY when it comes to skin care stuff (but a lot of them also seriously know their shit.) That's where I got the idea for my new anti-aging regimen. I'm also a little curious about how you have a bunch of hemp oil laying around and what you were using it for previously?
gotta love a mommas boy. Hell I love them so much I married one! mine is 7 and still can not go to bed unless mommy tucks him in-SHHH don't tell anyone;)
i am not a fish eater and a true believer in the power of hemp as a food...
i used to work for jack herer and medicinal marijuana was something i actually used to lecture about while working for him, but also hemp as an alternate food, cloth, building and so much more source!
recently a hemp site had a big sale on the oils, basically was able to buy three organic quality hemp oil bottle (16 oz each i think)for 9 dollars!
i use it to cook in, basically everything i would use veggie oils or such for...it is a nutty flavor, very green in color, but i love it and so does my daughter...i also use organic coconut oil to cook with (more a solid like butter at room temp) which is another healthy oil and much better for you than butter (and you can use it on toast if you like coconut, not over powering flavor but a hint of it...
sorry didn't mean to go on and on there, just something that is pretty basic, but can make a huge dif in ones life is the selection of what they cook their foods in which many people never think twice about (veggie oils filled with hormones and chemicals from pesticides and such, yuck! i make sure to buy organic meats and eggs, why would i cook them in yucky stuff?
OK, that made me laugh out loud! Little Kid is hilarious! I hope my 16 month old son is funny like that - he's already starting to crack me up! :)
Thanks for the skin care tips. My 13 year old daughter is fair, unfreckled, and SUPER oily - like the leak in the gulf. She washes her face and it is immediately shiny almost beading up with oil and then it breaks out. I am going to research your hemp thing. It's costing me $300 a month for the dermatologists crap and we still haven't begun to control it and the break outs. I am hoping the oil cleans might be helpful as she has always had super sensitive skin. She just wants a solution before high school. Kerry
Coming out of lurkdom:
I almost cried reading this. Until I got the "maybe someone 'at smells better". Now my office mate is giving me strange looks for laughing.
How cute of little kid. I always cry at "I hope you Dance" I'll have to go hear that song.
Look into Emu oil and copper peptides at www.skinbiology.com
:) My husband is a skin care freak but knows his shit... He's over 50 and people swear not a day over 30!
"Vee, I love "Love You Forever" but can't help but sympathize with the boy's future wife putting up with her mother-in-law breaking into their home via ladder to say goodnight stuff to her son. Sweet book but that thought always cracks me up."
I am fascinated by the thought of your younger-looking skin care freak of a husband. I have heard a lot about copper peptides and emu oil, and will definitely look into those more when I have more money to spend on ME ME ME.
Muffin, you've got me curious about the cooking. I've wanted to start ingesting it but I'm not quite crazy enough for shots of oil just yet. I don't eat fish either though, so I could use it. I also happen to have a ginormous thing of coconut oil I got for free and I have no idea what to do with it.
well both you can use in place of other oils or butter in cooking!
i cook all my meats in either cocnut or hemp oil based on what i am cooking (exotics like thai, asian or indian, i tend to use coconut)
hemp i use in place of other oils for cooking and even oil & vinegar based salad dressings...
also you can use coconut oil like butter on toast BUT keep it stored in a cabinet away from heat, it has a very low melt point and when my home got to 80 last week, all coconut oil not in my pantry were melted, making it hard to use, but just stick it in the frig or put in cabinet, it re-solidifies and no harm done...
don;t keep it in the frig though as it becomes very hard to use then! (you can always warm a knife if it gets too hard)
I thought of you last night. We were dancing to Day-O. Chay likes to be held while Ray and I dance, so he made me pick him up. Unfortunately for him, I literally (like just 5 minutes earlier) finished running 6 miles, so I was hot and sweaty. He made me put him down immediately because I was stinky! Ha! I just had to share because Chay and lk sounded so alike...
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