Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Guilty as Charged

The other day I was laughing with one of the young guys at work about all the things I tell Jacob. Now, to set the record straight I do not believe these are lies. I think they are miracles that may not really be true but they work for me. While he was reminding me of all my "miracles" I figured I should share them with you and see what you think.

My darling son believes that raisins make him sleepy.
I know this sounds crazy but it works. I am pretty sure one night after struggling with him for over an hour to get into bed and after giving him water (cause aren't all little kids sooo thirsty at bed time) I ran out of things to keep him in bed. So I may have possibly told him that if he eats a tiny handful of raisins he will become sleepy and go to sleep. He tried it and it worked. Now it is actually a part of our bed time ritual.

Chocolate milk is really plain old white milk.
To set the record straight he doesn't believe this anymore because someone actually gave him chocolate in his "chocolate" milk. But for a long time I got away with just giving him white milk. It was easier this way. If we went to a friends house and they didn't have chocolate he would still drink milk. I never had to run to the store to pick up chocolate milk mix. To be honest, I wish he still believed this.

Special Lotion is really Johnson & Johnson Night Time Lotion
After bath time I lather Jacob in what he thinks is special lotion but it really lotion filled with chamomile and lavender to make him tired. It totally works. And he sleeps and smells like a baby.

Monster Spray is really Sleepy Time Linen Spray
Ok maybe I may have a theme going here. But after Jacob and I moved into our own house he started getting scared being in his own room. He always wanted to be in my bed with me. Since my mom works at Bath & Body Works I had her pick me up some Sleepy Time Linen Spray. I told him it was to keep the scary monsters away. And once again it works!

That is all I can think of right now. I am sure that there are more guilty "miracles" that I use on a daily basis that seem normal to me.

Do you have any guilty "miracles" that you use in your home? If you do, please let me know.


  1. this is a great post! :) so fun. love the things we do to make our lives just a little easier.

    I'm visiting from Lynnette's Getting to know you.

    God Bless!

  2. These are fabulous! I'm visiting you from Lynnette's "Getting to Know You". Congrats on being featured this week!

  3. This is great!
    Nice to meet you -- I'm here by way of the Get to know You event.
    In HIM -

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  5. Mindy,
    I loved this post (as I said on my blog). So cute. I wonder how many momma's do stuff like that. My little boys might just be beginning to catch on! ha!

  6. This is great! We have a special pink blankie for my little sister that makes her sleep in her big girl bed.

    Congrats on being featured on Lynnette's blog!

  7. New to your blog by way of Lynette's Getting to know you post. Being a mom of 2 boys (one of which has decided he doesn't want to sleep anymore) I laughed out loud and maybe even will try some of these!! Love your site!

  8. My husband used to give our kids sips of cream soda and tell them that it was "poochy lip" medicine. Poochy lip disease was our way of saying they were grouchy. We borrowed the phrase from a song we heard on Children's Bible Hour years ago.

    Anyway, they knew that if they didn't drink the sip of cream soda and smile a more unpleasant cure might be following soon. Consequently, as the years went by it became a fun family joke. "Better get out the poochy lip medicine...."

    Enjoyed the post!

  9. I love it, sounds like they work for you, I came to visit from the getting to know you event


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