Monday, May 24, 2010
I LOVE MUSTARD!
Over the Christmas holidays we went to a cabin for a couple of days. While we were there Joshy burned something really badly. Too bad I can't actually remember what it was. Anyways. One of my sis-in-laws suggested I put some yellow mustard from the fridge on it. She knew she sounded crazy, but really thought she had heard somewhere that it worked. So, I gave Josh some medicine and then applied the mustard. It was past bedtime and I was desperate. Soon, and much sooner than the medicine would have helped he calmed down and was peaceful. I soon forgot about this experience....
Tonight I was making corn on the cob for dinner. I opened the pot to shift the corn around and proceeded to splash the boiling water on the underside (the tender side) of my arm. Ugh. After a while it started to burn so I ran water over it. Then after another minute or so it started burning again so I did the water thing again. You know how it goes. Do the water thing enough times until you are sick of hanging around the sink and then let it burn. Well. As I finished the second water trip I remembered the mustard tip. I then applied a nice layer of my favorite yellow mustard from the fridge and felt the miracle happen. NO MORE BURN. Sure, I looked funny, and yes I smelled like a hot dog but I didn't hurt. About 20 minutes later I washed it off in cold soapy water and still no burn. Yeay for a burn cream that works!!!
Posted by somestratt at 9:56 PM