My mother periodically writes about her experiences that she has with my products. Here is her story of the weekend:
"I wouldn’t define myself as a miser, but when it comes to my daughter’s products, I use them sparingly or until they beg to be thrown out. Well, this week-end my granddaughter was over and of course teenagers shower a catrillion times a day. So I thought nothing of it, until last night when I went to take a shower. Then I saw my prized soap, (one I had been saving, still in its wrapper, that Jo made for me some weeks ago, that smelled like fresh spring flowers in a green field and it exfoliated) opened by that child. I was waiting until the soap Jo had previously given me was down to the size of a quarter before I replaced it. SHE SAW IT, WANTED IT, OPENED IT - AND USED IT…….Of course Jo would say, well that’s what it’s for.
Ohhhhhhh, she doesn’t understand. But she’s right, of course.
If that wasn’t enough, the second trauma of the week-end was when Jo asked me to bring my jar of Crush On You to her that I kept next to my bathroom sink. I thought perhaps she was going to use it, I use it sparingly, but she’s the artist of these soaps so I would never deny her. I brought her my jar and she poured it into the sink. I drew a deep breath and said “What are you doing!?” She said, “How old is this jar?” “I don’t know, a year?” She then gave me a Crush On You that had a magnificent scent of summer fresh air, freshness: Sexy Laundry Day. “What is wrong with you? I make these products and you save them like they’re irreplaceable. You need a fresh one.” I said, “they’re precious to me”.
I love my daughter.
Anyhow, the lesson I learned from my two girls is “learn to treat yourself better, lavish yourself today or your stuff will get sour.” That goes for everything in life………….."
Ugh, my mother who saves her soap for two years... what am I going to do with her? She can have anything she wants from me and she uses the products as if she can't get anymore. I am trying to teach her that USING the soap and sugar scrub is good and that I will replace it whenever she needs it.
Hopefully, she will learn. ;)