Friday, March 5, 2010

update on olive oil head + a silly story

::so 4 days (right?) and one bath later, the olive oil has left the head, and so has most of the cradle cap.  There's a teeny bit left, so I am planning to use a tip somebody gave me on using a nail brush to scrub gently while shampooing.  As soon as I acquire said nailbrush, I shall give it a try...

And as requested, the story of David and the olive oil.
(I -obviously- wasn't there, so this is the version as I've heard it).

When David was somewheres betwixt the ages of 1 and 2.5, he was a fairly curious child, who fed that curiosity by getting into random things.  Having a Sicilian mom, they bought their olive oil in bulk, and it was stored in a lower level cabinet.  David, one day, found said olive oil, and he didn't just pour it out on the floor... no, he dumped it upon his head.  His mom describes it like picking up a slippery pig as she tried to lift a very oily baby just long enough to transport him into the bathtub.  The picture in my head is still laughing...

Thursday, March 4, 2010


is beckoning.  It's been six years, nearly to the day, since I got home from my first trip over there.  I do still need to drag David across the ocean to visit all my favorite places in the world.  Though honestly it won't take any dragging...  =)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

the cap of the cradle.

I have decided the grossest thing about babies that I have had to deal with, thus far, is cradle cap.  Dominic's is nowhere near as gross as the baby in the photo, and I think that is mostly due to the fact he has a full head of hair to cover up any scalp issues.  This past week I discovered some flakes in his hair, and figuring this was what it was, grabbed a comb and started scraping the poor baby's scalp... I mean..., investigating.
A little research about said that olive oil was a good, natural aid for getting rid of it.  So this morning's bath was preceded by a head massage, and now I have a baby who smells of pasta.  But, the cradle cap is disappearing, so I guess it is mostly a win situation.  And, anyhow, it is nowhere near his daddy's olive oil story...
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