Thursday, June 10, 2010

The shame, the shame...

We're off swimming in the morning. Oh yes I feel like a satisfactory sort of Mother, the type who takes a day off to be with her child and takes him to earnest and stimulating events. Last week for example we took the train to Reigate. The train! A real train for my trainspotter son. Then, then, we went to the transport museum for the fourth time this year and bathed in wheeled objects. My love for my son is clearly beyond question. Tomorrow we swim with friends, eat at a local cafe and then who knows... Brixton will be our oyster.

Oh yes, it's all lovely... the sort of day bathed in glowy 70s sunlight... until one considers our third wheel, our little tag-along pal, our unwanted stow-away... the hitch-hiker on the sole of his foot... Charlie's verucca.

It's one thing to go swimming with a group of friends and their three-year-olds, it's entirely another to do this while a verucca squats darkly on the sole of his foot, uttering threats and imprecations at the pristine pads of their little feeties.

I try to make light of it. I carry anti-bacterial gel and make them all wash their feet in it. And they're nice about it. But it's there. Lurking.

We've tried Bazooka which worked but burned him, now we're trying DJ's banana-skin cure... if that doesn't work then sadly we're in it for the long haul.

See you at the pool - bring your disinfectant.

7 comments:

Glummy Mummy said...

I wonder why Bazooka burned him? Was it an allergic reaction or something? xx.

Helen + ilana = Hi said...

Isn't this use #749 for duck (sic) tape???

Gringa-n-Mexico said...

Ver-what-a? You mean a wart? Super glue. Worked for me! :D You're so SUPER mommy to carry around the disinfectint gel btw - crazy thoughtful :)

Potty Mummy said...

You do realise that the pool is probably where he caught it in the first place? By which I mean, don't worry. And if you're really worried, you could always make him wear The Sock of Shame. (Remember those from when we were kids?)

Clay Feet said...

For what its worth, we got rid of warts by taking grapefruit seed extract. It tastes very bitter but it seems to get to the inside source.
Another good treatment is applying T36-C5 oil for 3 weeks. If you want more info we will be glad to share.

Really enjoy your blog and have been faithful readers for several years.

Sparx said...

Glummy Mummy (greatknow name!) I don't know, I sort of assumed as it's salycilic acid that it's meant to burn a little? Or er... I might be wrong about that!

Helen - we tried duct tape but it keeps coming off his foot - too sweaty!

Gringa - super glue? For real? Hm... well the banana might be working but next up, super glue! How do you do it?

Potty Mummy - the sock of shame!!! I was wondering if there was such a thing, clearly there is!! And yes, I'm sure the pool is the culprit...

Clay Feet - thank you, that's not one I've heard of but I'll investigate if nothing else works; I like the idea of attacking from the inside. You have been around for a long time - I occasionally pop over and lurk on your blog, thanks for sticking with us.

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

The only thing that got rid of my kids' verrucas was Scholl Removal System which has been around for donkeys years!