My kids are pretty good but when I can't hear them, I worry. I've found some messes, including
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My kids are pretty good but when I can't hear them, I worry. I've found some messes, including a completely unrolled roll of wax paper, a whole roll of toilet paper in...
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[sarah ives] - Omg! Siobhan White I'm going there...... My sister and I took our babies 2 and 8 months away to the beach, we were cooking dinner and the babies were TOO quiet! Turns out the 2 year old had pooped on the floor and the 8 month old had a log in each hand and was happily munching away :) the horror!!!!! We were both (sisters) equally laughing, crying and puking in our mouths....
[parents beverlyhills] - A half pound bag of glitter ...all over 3 rooms ..still finding glitter 4 yrs later.
[jenny hughes] - Ten minutes of a quiet 4yo. What comes after QWERTY?
[georgia cinq-mars tashjian] - 100's of fireflys brought into my sons room and released! The kids marched past us many times with their jars filled with fireflys and then marched back out with empty jars. Me and the other Moms were just happy we had a few minutes to talk without interruption until they, the kids, stood in front of us and my son said, ' Mom, you have to see this!' The rest is history.
[emily o'connor] - My 3 year old daughter emptied a full gallon of milk onto the kitchen floor. She was lying on her belly beneath the table when I found her, daintily lapping up the milk all around her like a kitten.
[amanda babcock] - Bowling with a case of diet coke. The cans were exploding everywhere! Dripping off the ceiling...
[kate pozeznik] - My 11 mo finding my husband's unsupervised red wine (in a plastic cup) on the coffee table. She had dumped it on the laminate floor and was doing face-down wine "angels" on the floor.
[amanda babcock] - Chickens in the bedroom.
[kris bell slager] - I remember the horror to find my oldest son (2 at the time) had found a marker and colored every.single.wedding.picture. in my wedding album. I just sat on the floor and cried.
[raphaëlle thiriet zilio] - just this morning my son managed to put his hands on our Nespresso capsules. Took them to his bedroom and munched 20 of them open. Ate some of the coffee and the rest went all over the toys and the carpet. At least it's not too hard to clean and their room smells good :D
[erin gallagher morrey] - The holes punched in the waterbed by my oldest son has to win in my house, but the crayons all over the walls of my daughter's room are a close second.
[sara jane nicholas moran] - My son has smeared poop all over his crib at nap time. Nutella all over the den rug and fed to the dog until he threw it back up. A makeup container of powder all over the bathroom because he was mad I was going out for the evening.
[mary loeffler-stuart] - Him standing at the counter with a five pound bag of grated cheese piled on the counter and the empty bag in his fist. I got a great pic of it!
[sarah e wiederkehr] - a training toilet dumped on a head, and an entire canister of clay powder based blue paint coating absolutely EVERYTHING in the living room (this was all one incident)
[alison smith] - Vaseline on a chair, couch and the wall. PS Regular blue Dawn, undiluted, does wonders on walls.
[belinda patel] - All the wallpaper in the bathroom within his reach peeled off the wall.
[heather bill] - My 4 year old twins recently dumped 4 full bottles of tempera paint on the belt of my treadmill and over the edge on to the floor and the baseboard heater. I'm glad that it was only tempera, but it was still not a fun thing to have to clean up.
[jamie benjamin o'hare] - Oh, and Jenny, my 2nd kid did the laptop thing while my husband was writing his dissertation. good thing the man knows how to type without looking!
[brandy avila] - My son got my lipstick and smeared it all over the carpet of our rental. It was a 2x2 foot coral lipstick stain. Ugh!!! Better than the poop stories though.
[jamie benjamin o'hare] - Blue paint all over the floor, all over cabinets, and all over 2 preschoolers. We call it the Blue Man Group Incident.
[jennifer figueroa frechmann] - My (at the time) 2 year old daughter found the vaseline and smeared it all over herself, her hair and the glider.
[melissa weyandt] - When my son was two, shortly after Easter, he threw a whole carton + 2 raw eggs all over the kitchen. He was throwing them at the opposite wall, hitting the stove top, my island with stand mixer, the knife block...it was horrible.
[jenny sauer vergara] - Bright red fingernail polish all over the carpet, tile, sink and toilet. Oh, and a little on her fingernails and toenails.
[little hearts books (gentle parenting resources)] - My toddler and her toddler play date dumped a huge box of loose tea out in the playroom in a modern interpretation of the Boston Tea Party, lol. It was a challenge to clean up, but it smelled heavenly! :)
[siobhan white] - Sarah Ives I can't even say it outloud!
[kathleen travis perin] - I honestly worry about what is going on when the HUSBAND is too quiet...far more serious situation :-D
[elizabeth stallard rank] - This. This was the biggest mess. But they had a BLAST... so it was okay.
[elizabeth stallard rank] - I wish I could post the pics as an attachment from my phone. When my youngest was 2, he took a whole bag of flour into the play room and "made it snow". The mess was unreal.
[elizabeth lejeune burns] - Both of our biggest messes were from my youngest DD at 2yo. One was a bottle of red nail polish all over herself and her bed. I smelled it from two rooms away. The second was when she got a container of super fine bright green glitter and "washed" her hair with it. It was all over her and my kitchen floor. It took more than a month for me to stop finding it on her scalp when I did her hair.
[melissa von rohr] - I was downstairs on the couch with hG, unable to move. I asked my mo, who was helping me, to check on my 3yo daughter because it was too quiet. As my mom walked up the stairs, my daughter shouted down "Don't come up here!" So my mom came back down to get the camera, commenting "This is gonna be good!" My daughter was sitting in the bathroom meticulously coloring her face purple with a permanent marker so she could "look just like her imaginary friend." She was a little over halfway finished when she was found out.
[stacey kopp] - I've had the computer keyboard thing several times, but once my daughter put an entire jar of Eucerine (kind of like Vaseline) in her long hair. I couldn't wash it out, and just had to keep taking her everywhere with really greasy looking hair. It looked like I hadn't bathed her, like, ever.
[april voss couch] - My daughter "fed the cats" with one kibble per square inch in every single room of my house while I took a 30 second pee.
[erin thomson] - Vicks VapoRub all over my bed, my walls, and my two girls OY!
[justine guthrie] - Lipstick on the face and the bouncy horse. A good application job for 2!
[emily kargauer samansky] - LOL. Fabric marker all over my son's body. Belly, arms, face, you name it. Not to mention the walls. I usually don't do commercial cleaners, but Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is truly magic. :)
[rachael birkenhauer] - Costco (huge) bottle of lotion completely emptied all over his legs, I was doing the dishes and realized I didn't hear him making car noises as he played.. sure enough!!! Huge mess no fun for mama
[jamie benjamin o'hare] - Poo everywhere when #3 was supposed to be napping, and I had to be at the bus stop in 5 minutes to get her brothers off the school bus. I was also pregs with #4 and seriously questioning my life choices ;)
[emily jones] - I came into my then-18 mo old son's room after a good 15 minutes of quiet...found him sitting on top of the changing table covered from head to toe in a thick layer of diaper rash cream. The white, zinc-based kind. The clothes he had on, the changing table cover, the rags I used to wipe him off...all trashed. That stuff does not wash out of fabric at all!
[lori flanagan] - 3 dozen eggs cracked, on carpet, in the master bedroom and on the dog. Egg can't be picked up easily. Oh and the one had just had his egg, chicken ,tetracycline from NAET and wasn't supposed to be near eggs for 18 more hours.
[tanya stryker] - Kids had a pillow fight in the rec room. Tried to clean it up.........sucked half the mess up until they totally clogged the central vac. They took the rest and tried to wash it down the bar sink.........and left the tap dripping on the clogged sink. No one noticed until the sink had overflowed, warped the countertop, ruined the bar and the carpet out front was wrecked.
[shannon bosket] - My now 11 yr old was always making messes. One day I found yogurt hand prints all over the couch. Another time he got into my makeup and I found him hiding under the desk with my foundation all over the desk and himself. Oh, there was always something!
[brandi durocher] - Red paint was most permanent, found child in a puddle of it, shaking the bottle so it splattered from one end of the dining room all the way to the other end of the kitchen.
Hardest to remove was peanut butter to a TV screen
Hardest to actually clean up was vapor rub in her hair
Most disgusting was poop all over her, floor, and wall.
But reading through these, I'd vote that glitter one as worst ever. We've gotten just 1 container all over the kitchen and it's impossible to sweep or vacuum. Plus it sticks to everything. We made the mistake of using it as fairy dust in my oldest a hair for Halloween when she was 2 . I swear we were picking it off her scalp still the next Halloween.
[janelle thietje dunn] - 1.Petroleum jelly smeared all over two beds, the walls, the dresser, the door. That stuff DOES NOT come off! 2. My then 3yo snuck into my bathroom to paint her own toenails - 3 or 4 colors of polish covered everything - my tile floors, the vanity, the toilet, the child.
[amanda babcock] - An axe to the fireplace. Spray painting the exterior of the house.
[claire lawrence] - The peanut butter was the messiest, the rit dye was the most permanent, and the cornstarch with a runny nose was the funniest.
[julianna booth] - Poop on the floor her face and hands...
[lisa bushberger] - My son had dumped all the bubble bath on the bathroom floor and was "skating" on the floor. A week later he did it with yogurt his sister had spilled on the kitchen floor.
[kimberley camber robinson] - in midst of potty training I napped with my newborn while my mom.watched my two year old he pooped on the floor and attempted to clean it up with toothbrushs there was poop coating my bathroom floor it took me 2.5 hrs to clean
[dev fox] - My daughter and niece, both around one and a half... two full diapers emptied, beige shag carpeting, all dresser drawers emptied, dark rings around their mouths...unbelievable what 2 little girls could accomplish during one nap!!
[roxanna prudencio] - tooth paste on my wall! All over.
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[penelope landis] - Worst was when she got into the Desitin. (yes this was before I knew anything about anything) , Desitin all over the floor, her body and ingested.
[mybirth childbirth education & lactation consulting] - My middle son was my grand mess maker, but the one I remember most was my daughter (older sister) laughing one night. When I asked what was so funny, she replied 'something at school', in reality she was laughing at my middle son emptying a bottle of chocolate sauce on himself & the living room rug!