When I read Three Boys One Mommy had an idea for a new meme where she challenged people to take a picture of their medicine cabinets and post it. I got a quick rush of anxiety and thought,
oh no, I cannot take a picture of that messy thing! I'm quite certain that most people do not have hairy, rusty safety pins that are cemented by toothpaste to the bottom of the drawer, and expired Ex-Lax that I'm holding on to just in case the day comes when I decide I want to try that diet... old school-70's after school special-laxative style!
But then, she threw in the rule that you could tidy up before taking the pictures- phew! A reprieve. My cabinets REALLY needed cleaning! So, you see, it's not so much a meme- as it is more- a community service- so I thank you- for lighting a fire under my ass. I assume my husband would thank you if I was brave enough to tell him that the Tums I've been feeding him for the latest 'stomach bug' he's had, expired in 2003. And my sick kids that have been given 'placebos' instead of actual medication for the last 7 years thank you!
I wasn't invited to play in the meme- specifically (bygones)- but she has a prize! Invitation or not, I can be bribed! So, Supermommy, here's your peek inside without the uncomfortable anxiety of having to sneak around in my bathroom and worry that I loaded up with marbles just to catch you red-handed...
First, all of the expired items finally in the trash- where they belong (these are the REALLY out of date ones- I still couldn't part with the ones that had relatively recent expiration- like 2007- I know that's 2 years, but we are in a recession, people!)
And the winner of Most Expired Item in My Medicine Drawer is...
A bottle of Excedrin PM expiration: 05/02. (I had a hard time sleeping- I was so wound up from watching a new episode of Ally McBeal! )
Really, nothing to see here, folks! Could it be more boring?
The ziploc baggie is full of aspirin and Tums (most likely expired by a few years, too, but no bottle so no proof!) We bring that with us when we travel since the original bottles were from Costco and were large enough to hold a human head!
Looking for good stuff? My husband keeps his generic hemorhoidal cream, Rogaine, puffy eye cream, and self tanner (no, he's not gay) in his own drawer, sorry. I keep my good stuff here...
And more of my good stuff here... on the top of the vanity-skin care- I'm waiting for the magic to happen and have started a savings fund for Botox and Restalyn because these don't work worth a shit!
So, altogether pretty tame. Sorry, I ran out of vaginal itch cream and enemas just last week. However, I won't lie and say that this commercial hasn't piqued my curiosity!
I think I might have to move a few things around and make room for this!