If you’re a new Follower of my blog, then I should let you know that once in awhile, I share amusing stories about my family life. Okay, who am I kidding…I like to write about the craziness of having teenagers in the house!
Remember when your babies became toddlers, and you could not get a moment alone…even in the bathroom? Well, I’m not sure that changes as our children grow older, especially when you have teenage daughters.
|Flashback to a layout I made 8 years ago of DQ and BOF 🙂|
I recall listening sympathetically when my friends complained about their older daughters absconding pieces of clothing, shoes, make up and toiletries from their mothers. And I nodded and smiled, thinking “How sweet!”
However, now the reality of sharing my “stuff” with my girls is sinking in. S-I-N-K-I-N-G.
In our home, BabyOfTheFamily and DramaQueen share a bathroom…a nice BIG bathroom with lots of cupboards and space for their “stuff.”
But nooooo….they prefer to use MY bathroom….and feel they can share MY stuff.
Example: I have a bath in my nice soaker tub every night. It is my sacred sanctuary, a peaceful place where I unwind at the end of the day.
This is what greeted me one evening when I went to run my bath….
This pink balloon suddenly made me stop and see how my world has slowly but surely been undergoing an invasion.
Here is what I found when I opened one of my bathroom drawers…
|BabyOfTheFamily has been using nose strips…and leaving all the empty wrappers in the drawer|
She also leaves the nose strips in random places, like stuck to my hair pick (yes, the hair pick from my perms in the 80’s)…
|Has my hair pick become a nose pick??|
So I decided to take a look into the girls’ bathroom…and found a veritable treasure trove of toiletries!
|Check out the names of these bath products!! Coconut Frosting, Winter Candy Apple, Warm Vanilla and Sugar Shampoo, Cranberry Cider Bath Melts|
I guess this is the “Beyond” of Bed Bath and Beyond….when the grocery store crosses over into your bathroom!
While I’m using some pathetic leftover hotel soaps my husband collects obsessively…
the girls have a beautiful and fragrant handmade soap bar featuring music notes…
They have taken all my brushes and left me one of theirs…
The make-up comparison is a joke as well.
I use freebie sample lipsticks and “bonus” cosmetic gifts. Here’s where my blush is at right now….
And this is the palette of make up that belongs to DQ…
Not too long ago, DQ came to me with a sweater in her hands, saying she doesn’t wear it anymore and it’s a big size, so maybe I’d like it.
I was touched and thanked her, almost tearfully….and then found the holes when I tried it on!
BOF leaves clothing for me all the time…to pick up off my bathroom floor after she has a shower…
A number of people have told me over the years that I’ll be sad when my children grow up and move out of my house. Maybe I will….or maybe not.
I think I’ll exact my revenge now, by having a Vanilla Sugar bubble bath and washing my hair with Cake Frosting shampoo….followed by a complete make-over using 25 different shades of eye shadow.