Excuse me mam, you have Desitin on your face…


This was during week one of my blogging and I don’t know that I would change it much as it is really the only humor and levity in the early part of my blogging journey.  It has been very fun to revisit these early days, not only because it gives me a chuckle to see how things have changed but also because it makes me realize just how far we have come as a family.  Thank you for allowing us to go on this journey!

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.” Shirley MacLaine

No wonder I am constantly amused…I do plenty to keep myself and everyone else laughing, usually at me:)

Seriously, could noone have told me as I had several conversations with Valets, Doctors, Administrators, anyone who saw me over the course of the 2.5 hours I was with E to get her allergy tested, that I had a giant mark of Desitin above my lip!?!

First off, it’s hilarious.  Imagine my dismay as I get in the car to drive home to head back to work, already congratulating myself for not being parent of the year.  E had been having some serious, not very glamorous, digestive issues over the past 5 weeks.  In conjunction with Dr. R, who you already all know, we love, we decided to get her allergy tested.  We have all been thinking it was linked to a highly unsuccessful transition to milk.  It couldn’t be the whole grains, oatmeal and various other additives to her pureed foods that could be the culprit. So when the fiery red dots start showing up on her back for wheat and oats, I sit and laugh, kind of…apparently E is very LA.  She is embarking on a Gluten Free diet from a very young age.  Of course, on her super gain weight diet of highly concentrated formula and pureed foods with butter and the culprits, I have been compounding her issues…seriously…unbelievable.

At least she won’t remember, a. that I embarrassed her in public with Desitin on my face (this won’t be the last time) and b. that I tried to interfere with her fabulously fashion forward Gluten Free lifestyle. We should all be grateful we can’t remember anything our parents did before we were 3ish…  For that today I am grateful.

Now part of the link up “Ghosts of Blogging Past.”

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday,' I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell us of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we have now added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 4 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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5 Comments on “Excuse me mam, you have Desitin on your face…”

  1. Jamie Walker (@chosenchaos) Says:

    2.5 hours is a long time!! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed looking back and enjoying the journey memories! Thank you for linking up with us!

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  2. Stasha Says:

    at least it wasn’t the big mascara smudge I have been famous for many times over. That is a very long wait with a little one!

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  3. Mommy2¢ Says:

    LOL Don’t worry – my mom walked out of the bathroom at a restaurant once with (and I’m not kidding) about 3 feet of TP hanging out of her pants. I have no idea how that even happens, but it seems to happen to her often. I’m usually pretty good at making others laugh at my expense too; but not like my mom!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with us. Sorry I’m just now getting by to read this. It’s been an insane past couple weeks and I’m just now getting my head above water… well, sort of. ;^)

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