Saturday, November 29, 2008


After a lovely afternoon of shopping for Christmas decor (ie: wading through massive crowds of mullet wearing, beef jerky eating locals complaining incessantly about the ridiculous prices for Christmas tree lights (2 for $7?)) I arrived home to find that Dr. Daddy had already sorted the mail. This is never a good thing. You would not believe the number of catalogs delivered to the recycle bin prior to my perusing as a result of Dr. Daddy's editing process.

What I found today, however, was too much. Love my husband. LOVE HIM. But here's the thing: he has never had a pimple IN HIS LIFE. I, on the other hand, have battled acne since I was in utero. It's finally under control and I usually only have to battle the occasional menstrual explosion on the forehead or chin. So what does he manage to weed out of the mail? An ad for Proactiv.

"This stuff looks great!", he says. "Are you KIDDING ME?", I reply. "I'm finally zit free and you all of a sudden decide to present me with my skin saviour?".

To which he replied, "Yeah, zit free except for that THING on your cheek."

Thank you very much. I have been STRESSED! So I have a little issue on the cheek. He thinks this warrants an Acne solution? Have mercy. I did allow him to know that that was as offensive as if I had offered him an ad for Propecia.

So there.


The Lawyer's Wife said...

Sounds a little like my house ... I asked for a pink beach cruiser for Christmas for bike rides for the kids. Lawyer's remark ... "How about a tread mill?"

Hopefully that was for him if he expects his dinner to be arsenic free!

News Readin' Wife said...

Ooohhh...that may have resulted in an old fashioned denying of the "sugar" in this house.

You are a more forgiving wife than I am, definitely.

More, More, More said...

I actually love Proactiv and I don't have acne! I started using it several years ago when a few of my friends were raving about it. I had an occasional blemish and I love it. I use the exfoliator every day just to get the yuck off my face! You should try it!

linda said...

ps thanks for the tiny prints tip- I ordered the brown and turquoise zebra Christmas cards- amazing with my daughter's photo!

Heather said...

I can't believe he did that! The nerve!

Misty said...

You mentioned you had "it" under control, share the secret of what you do use. I am looking for a new skin care line and foundation any suggestions? Also, a few post back (you will have to scroll down a little)I posted photos of my sons birthday cake, I think you will get a kick out of it, check it out...(he is obsessed with Volvo's)

Marla said...

i am little behind on the blogs after being away...I too am curious as to what you use now to keep it all under control...I felt a kindred soul when you said you'd been struggling since in utero! :)