Thursday, March 05, 2009
-Have you ever looked at your kids doing something and had a moment of deja vu?
-Have you ever smelled something from your past and instantly been to that place you remembered from 10 years before?
-Have you ever seen something that takes you down memory lane?
I sure have.....here are some of my Deja Vu's from this week:
1. Heat Rash
Today Emma came home and had hat rash on her legs. I instantly was hurled back in time to the second grade. Did I mention I was raised in St Croix USVI? One day I had heat rash so bad I felt like my legs would combust if I took another step. I could barely walk up the hill to our house. My 9 year old brother convinced me that rubbing alcohol would clean it and make it feel better. Don't try this at home. I still get tears in my eyes remembering that one.
2. Neutrogena Cream
In Target this week (shocker I know - Cylinda and Target in the same sentence) Seanna opened up a jar of Neutrogena cream. I instantly flashed back to Camp Galilee in MN- where I used it nightly just to feel like I would get a date. The hot dates were when a guy would ask you if he could walk with you from the tabernacle (after the dismiss light came on) and took you to the concession stand. I don't recall ever securing that date but I sure felt grown up using it by all of the other teenagers. I miss those chili boats and jolly rancher green apple sticks. My teeth do not.
3. A Milk Truck
This week a milk truck drove by me in traffic. A milk truck you say? Yep. I lived on a dairy farm in WI while my parents traveled on deputation. I helped milk the cows and did the whole farm thing. All of the milk went to the bulk tank, and then twice weekly the milk truck would come and get the milk. There is nothing better than stolen cold milk out of that tank. It was secretly poured into tiny cups by my grandmother. I can also still smell the powdered milk that we used to fill all of the bottle for the little calves. And yes I have a scar from a cow bite. Don't ask.
Yes, I said tamarinds. This week I was homesick for the islands and wanted some tamarinds. I went to Harris Teeter and bought one. Yes- they are expensive. I peeled off the pliable shell and was instantly carried back to the summer of (never you mind) when I was 8 years old. I used to climb the tamarind tree daily and eat until I was filled to the brim. One day - while reaching for a tamarind higher up on a branch I had my mouth open while reaching. This technique helps you concentrate I think. No I was not a mouth breather - I guess I was just reaching too far. Just as I did this a big bumble bee flew right into my mouth....and you guessed it- bit me inside of my mouth. I dropped the tamarind- ran up the hill to tell my Mom. It was on a Thursday night. I did not go to church- the only thing I can tell you is that I resembled the Elephant Girl. I was not dating anyone at the time- hot dates for 8 years olds were pretty scarce.
Last night while I was trying to do Emma, Seanna, and my hair- someone got into the perfume. I know you won't be able to guess who but her name starts with an E and end's with and A. It rhymes with Bremma. She proceeded to spray my Curve perfume, my DKNY perfume, and John's colonge all on the same arm. She then proceeded to rub it on her face so that her face would smell great for Kids Church.
Perfumes that bring back memories are:
Caylx by Prescriptive
Isn't it amazing how you can smell perfumes from the past and instantly be right back to that year?
6. Michael Jackson
Okay. Yes I went there. I have never been a Michael Jackson fan. Today I saw a news report that he is making a comeback tour in London. Even though I don't appreciate him, or his music- I can still tell you exactly where I was the first time I heard the song Thriller. I can' also remember his original skin color and a wider nose. But that is all water under the bridge so to speak isn't it?
7. Scratch and Sniff
Who didn't love scratch and sniff products? Again with the Target reference- Seanna and I were smelling perfumes and they had scratch and sniff spots on the outsides of the boxes. I was telling her that I had the best scratch and sniff t-shirt when I was here age. The t-shirt was white with a huge round pizza. The pizza was scratch and sniff. Now that I think about it- it is probably kind of gross. But I wore that t-shirt out. I used to wear that- a jean skirt and my purple pro-ked sneakers. Um did I mention I was a tom boy?
Okay it is now 10:00 PM and my carriage will turn into a pumpkin and my computer is getting ready to walk itself to it's bed. SO I must bid you adieu!
SO what brings about a Deja Vu with you?