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Clean (but not sanitize) your kids' faces the easy way, with MomSpit.
posted by ericbop (25 comments total)

 
Spitty Blue.

/no shame
posted by Burhanistan at 2:41 PM on August 28, 2007


I was thinking Pepsi spew, but I held it back from the fpp.
posted by ericbop at 2:45 PM on August 28, 2007


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posted by Mister_A at 2:55 PM on August 28, 2007


I'm checking the ingredients list, and I don't see "love" listed anywhere on it. I suspect that this is, at best, a cheap imitation of the real thing.
posted by lekvar at 2:56 PM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


If that was really inspired by the original, I would get a free smack on the side of the head for getting my new shirt muddy.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:57 PM on August 28, 2007


Got some mom spit with immediate gratification myself today.
...what....not my mom, someone else’s mom, sheesh. I have kids y’know. That means my wife’s a mom.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:22 PM on August 28, 2007


Someone has mom issues.
posted by nola at 3:38 PM on August 28, 2007


Does not contain human saliva, and yet: ew.
posted by tepidmonkey at 3:47 PM on August 28, 2007


Uh Lekvar, you're just setting yourself up for a "your mom" joke. You know, something about how she has "love" in her mouth?
posted by SassHat at 3:53 PM on August 28, 2007


His mom had love in her mouth..

Last night...
posted by Samizdata at 3:56 PM on August 28, 2007


Just as bad as the spit was the cloth handkerchiefs that were used to administer it. Does anyone still blow their nose on something and then put it in their pocket, like my parent's generation used to do?
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:03 PM on August 28, 2007


I used to FUCKING HATE IT when my mom would do that. Yuck!
posted by snsranch at 4:11 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


“Does anyone still blow their nose on something and then put it in their pocket, like my parent's generation used to do?”

*looks away*
*whistles quietly*
*shuffles off nonchalantly*

Yeah, although that’s training mostly. Kills me to watch people toss cigarette butts as well. But I did tend to have a hanky in my pocket when I’m working on something in my shop until I found out about the whole ‘gay code’ thing. Don’t want the dog thinking I’m looking for cop sex.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:30 PM on August 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


It's no weasel slobber.
posted by blue_beetle at 4:41 PM on August 28, 2007


Huh. I don't see a smoke and vodka scented version.
posted by eyeballkid at 5:18 PM on August 28, 2007 [6 favorites]


rule 34
posted by fleetmouse at 5:19 PM on August 28, 2007


When I took chemistry in college, the TA asked us what the universal solvent was. I replied "Mom spit." It got a mixed reception, but I stand by my answer.
posted by kamikazegopher at 5:34 PM on August 28, 2007


Does this mean I'll get sued when I release my homestyle deodorant, "Mom's Pit"?
posted by hermitosis at 6:16 PM on August 28, 2007


But is it viscous enough to be a lube?
posted by Burhanistan at 7:11 PM on August 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Does this product have saliva immunoglobulins from elite athletes* in it?

(IgA [immunoglobulin A], from the second link, is also a a major component of breast milk - ever wonder why babies can be sloppy when breastfeeding? Breast milk gets squirted around and up the baby's nose, &c and 'tags' potential pathogens so the baby's immune system ends up with easier targets. This momspit stuff can never be quite as good as the real thing until they've dumped in saliva from elite athletes.

*why women rowers? did the grad student who did this research know a bunch of rowers or was herself a rower?
posted by porpoise at 7:28 PM on August 28, 2007


Just as bad as the spit was the cloth handkerchiefs that were used to administer it. Does anyone still blow their nose on something and then put it in their pocket, like my parent's generation used to do?

Yes, although I use bandanas instead of hankies. People always seem surprised to see me using them as anything other than a fashion accessory. They're better than hankies in that they can do heavy lifting in a pinch, cleaning up a spill, hiding my face in a bank robbery, etc.

I recall putting the kibosh on the momspit at a very young age. Spit is bad enough, but touching my face has always been a surefire way to get my dander up.
posted by billyfleetwood at 9:53 PM on August 28, 2007


Charles Manson: Total paranoia is total awareness.

Momspit: Unscented: when your present reality is total fulfillment

What the motherfuck?
posted by slimepuppy at 6:13 AM on August 29, 2007


Seconding the bandana usage - a leftover from grandpa, who gave me a bunch before he died.

I had my own bottled "mom spit" that I carried around to wash small faces - water, baby soap, olive oil. I'm not licking those hands, I know where they've been.

It never occured to me to market it. I'm glad now.



Momspit: Unscented: when your present reality is total fulfillment
What the motherfuck?

Someone's just a little high on the breast-feeding induced oxytocin, slimepuppy.

posted by lysdexic at 7:32 AM on August 29, 2007


Yeah, those bandanas are handy. I also used to carry a pool ball. Although now, mostly for blowing my nose. Cleaning up the kids’ spills. I’m starting to do all the dad things too. Talking about the old days. Telling my kids it’s better to do something right the first time. Caring not a whit about wearing black socks with sandals. Scary stuff. I’ve actually been urging my wife to use mom spit when she scrapes boogers off the kids’ noses. ‘Cause y’know I remember that stuff and you need some lubrication to slide the nose goblin off. You can’t just pick it, that hurts man.
posted by Smedleyman at 11:39 AM on August 29, 2007


for real?
posted by psmom at 4:50 AM on August 31, 2007


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