Although we have been in France for over 4 months, we are still able to have new experiences – The following happened to DeAnna.
Do you ever feel like your life is similar to a Saturday Night Live skit? I do and especially when living cross culturally learning a new language. Well, I ran out of the body lotion I brought with me and since my legs look like alligator skin I thought I need to buy some body lotion. I also thought I could probably find some really good hydrating lotion since we are living in the land of cosmetics. I went to the store only to find an aisle of a mix of confusing lotions, body washes and hygiene sprays. I picked up bottle after bottle trying to make out what they each did. I could pull out a few words that I understood, at least enough to distinguish between the three uses. I finally decided to go with the cheapest lotion (I’m the queen of cheap). Two nights ago as I bathed, I shaved my hairy legs. After wards, I was looking forward to using my new lotion. It came out of the bottle yellow and creamy looking – good start. I slathered the lotion on my legs, put on my pajamas and went to bed shortly thereafter. Yesterday, while I was still in pajamas (capri pant pajamas), I was by a window in the sun and thought wow – my ankle looks very weird, it is two-toned. So I put both legs in the sun only to discover that both ankles were a splotchy two-tone. Well, you’ve probably guessed it, my new lotion is a self tanner – I didn’t see that one coming when I bought the lotion. The word lotion is on the bottle, but it also says éclat d’été (summer glow).