This morning our Giant Schnauzer Sullivan decided the best way to start the day was to throw up a cardboard box that he’d found sometime during the night. While I was washing my hands after cleaning it up, I heard Paityn yell, “Mommy!” She was sitting on the sofa, empty Dora cup on the cushion beside her, completely drenched in milk. Brady, ever the helpful big brother, was trying to clean her up with toilet paper because it was the only thing he could reach. By now Sullivan has forgotten what happens to puppies who are gluttons and is greedily lapping up anything milk-scented – including the kids.
It was what we in the Motherhood business call a perfect storm.
As I was just about to do what Moms do, I stopped in my tracks and took in the scene. There they were, the great loves of my life, having this moment together that was messy and chaotic and loud. But, looking at it through my Mommy goggles, it was beautiful.
I’ve been doing this Mom thing for 5 years now, so I am pretty much a well-oiled machine when it comes to cleaning up everything from toddler puke to potty accidents. If I had to count how many times a day I wash my hands, I might actually be some kind of world record holder. My hands are routinely as dry as the Mojave Desert and just as rough.
Of course I said “YES!!!” to Aveeno when they asked if I might like to try their new AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION. I want to be transparent with you here. I have used and loved Aveeno products before so the deck was totally stacked in their favor.
But, wow. This lotion? Let’s just say if I wore a Mommy tool belt, this would be there right between the disinfecting spray and pouch full of fruit snacks.
Right away I noticed it had no smell and I love that. I hate putting on a lotion that competes with whatever perfume I’m wearing that day. I want to smell pretty, not like I just stepped out of a circus tent full of clowns armed with perfume bottles in lieu of seltzer bottles.
AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION feels so light, but at the same time so hydrating. Somehow they’ve come up with a way to replace that sort of greasy lotion feel that we all know (and don’t love) with something unexpected. When you rub this lotion onto your skin, rather than slick and slippery, I would describe it as almost a feeling of a super light dusting of a fine powder.
Not a dry sensation at all, mind you. Quite the contrary. My hands actually feel like they are normal “non-Mommy” hands.
I don’t feel coated in a heavy lotion, either. I’m writing after having just used AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION for about the 15th time today and when I pick up the glass of water sitting beside me, it’s not even slippery.
That’s amazing, right?
Try this lotion. Seriously. If the story of your day to day life could be titled, “Beautiful Imperfection” (like mine) I have a feeling you’ll love AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION every bit as much as I do.
Gotta run. Brady just tried to pour his own juice.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aveeno through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Aveeno all opinions are my own.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.