Put Some Vaseline On It…


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“Put Some Vaseline On It!”

I hear these words more often that you would think someone should.  I have officially crowned my Hubby the King of Vaseline.  It’s like his ‘cure all’  for whatever may be ailing one of the Kiddies at any given moment.  Bug bites, scrapes, bruises, rashes on top of the stuff you normally use Vaseline for like chapped lips or rough skin.

My Hubby used to joke when he was in the Military that if you weren’t dying there was nothing that an Ibuprofen and some water couldn’t take care of.  I think he must have carried that belief into our civilian lives but since we are dealing with Kiddies he found something a bit more on their level….Vaseline.

This is a typical day throughout our home:

Daddy, I got bit by a squito…

“Awww…go get the Vaseline to put on it”

Daddy, my arms hurts.

“Come here let me put some Vaseline on it”

Daddy I just fell down and my knee is scraped

“Go get the jar so I can put some Vaseline on it”

 

Whatever the issues or the complaint his reply is 99.9% “Put Some Vaseline On It”  I knew our family used a lot of the stuff, I mean heck, it’s all around our house and even our cars.  It’s like we never go anywhere without it.  We have the large family sized jars, the mini jars and they are everywhere!

Vaseline EVERYwhere

Yet, I think it’s gotten to the point where my Hubby has actually convinced my Kiddies that the Vaseline CAN taking care of every issue.  I think he sees it as a way to take their minds off whatever little thing they are complaining about.  Yet its still hilarious to me how seriously they take getting that Vaseline put on!

They have now begun to come to me with things like:

“Momma Buddie just hit me in my knee, can I get some Vaseline?”

“Ma, my lip hurts, can I go get the Vaseline”

Even my 2 year old is walking around asking for Bas-a-leen for his lips.

Just yesterday, Hubby even applied the ‘cure all’ to something that was bothering me.  I had gone to my Teenager’s first game for Band Season and at some point sitting on those bleachers someone must’ve yelled BUFFET to every mosquito around because when i got home I had 6 bites on one foot and at least 4 on the other.  Remind me not to wear flip-flops to anymore games…only socks and Chucks from now on!

So, I was sitting there in the middle of the night scratching at the tops of my feet like a mad woman.  I got up and put some hydrocortisone on them.  Hubby’s reply?  “I don’t know why you didn’t just Put Some Vaseline on them”

Huh Whaaa?  I couldn’t even guess why he was suggesting that plain ol’ Petroleum Jelly Vaseline would stop the itches from several mosquito bites better than an anti-itch cream!

Then about 15 minutes later when I felt like I wanted to scratch myself silly, he looks over and says “I’m telling you go get the Vaseline!”  So, off I went in somewhat of a pout because I wanted to prove to him that Vaseline Could Not take care of EVERYthing…but I also wanted to stop itching!

I rubbed a generous amount on all of my bites and waited.  As I sat stewing over the fact that he had just done me like one of the Kiddies with his old Vaseline trick…I began to realize my bites weren’t itchy anymore.  Gosh Darnit him and his Vaseline…it worked!

I have no idea if he has brainwashed us or if Vaseline truly is a top secret cure all…but I do know I can count on hearing him tell someone at least one time today…

 

“Put Some Vaseline On It!”

These are simply the honest rants and vents of a wife with a Vaseline obsessed Hubby…

BUT we could always use a few more jars 🙂 *

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26 thoughts on “Put Some Vaseline On It…

  • Spraying-pesticides.

    My husband has a cure all as well….Creme De Menthe! Sore throat, cold, flu anything even remotely like and illness and he will chase me around the house with the stuff. GAH, disgusting! Apparently it is a family thing because his sister attempted to dose me with it once too.

    • MrsTee Post author

      wow!! At least I know mine isn’t the only one….I’ve ever heard of that though. Is it like Vapor Rub? Sounds like our guys find something that works and sticks with it though 🙂 Must be a man thing…

  • Felicia

    This is just too funny. I use Vaseline for a lot to but never more than what I did when both of my girls were in the "I have a bo-bo" stage. Whenever the got the slightest bump they had to have medicine, as you can imagine that would get expensive fast. So instead I started using Vaseline on all their 'hurts'. Glad to know I'm not the only Vaseline lover out there!

  • Michelle

    That is hysterical! I never would have guessed it would stop mosquito bites from itching but its a lot cheaper than the itch cream! My husband is addicted to it too. He also uses it for everything, it seems like!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Really!?!?!? I thought my Hubby had to be the only one! That is too funny! It actually did stop the itching even though I hated to admit it to him…LOL

  • Louise

    Oh my gosh!!! so funny!!! The "cure all" in my house is Sudocreme!! Love the stuff but it stains your clothes something shocking!! HILARIOUS post… definitely sharing this on all over the place!!

    • MrsTee Post author

      Sudocreme? I haven't heard of it but keep it away from my house…lol. It may take over for the Vaseline! LMBO :). Thanks for the share love and for stopping by…

  • Cindy Howell

    This is hysterical! You need to get a Vaseline tube so your hubby can carry it around more easily. 🙂

    Thank you for linking up at the Share the Love Blog Hop!!!

    Cindy from Superheroes and Teacups

    • MrsTee Post author

      Soooo it's NOT just one branch but all…? LOL 800mg and water You're all better… 🙂
      Thanks…funny thing I wrote the post and the pics happened after…Vaseline everyday !

  • The Involuntary Hous

    My husband has a cure all as well….Creme De Menthe! Sore throat, cold, flu anything even remotely like and illness and he will chase me around the house with the stuff. GAH, disgusting! Apparently it is a family thing because his sister attempted to dose me with it once too…
    The only thing I can think is that it is so horrible that you completely forget that you weren't feeling well 😉

    • MrsTee Post author

      Eh! Even the name sounds gross… Creme De Menthe?!?! Does it at least work? LOL
      I guess every family has their own …ummm 'remedies' ;D

  • Penny

    hahah this reminds me of the dad from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" who was obsessed with Windex being the answer to everything! awesome post!

  • Shauna @ Momma Candy

    Vaseline! That was funny! I love Vaseline for lips and the feet but that's about it. I have to say I'm TOTALLY trying it on mosquito bites next time.

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