Whoever said that "silence is golden" obviously didn't have toddlers. In my house, silence usually means something is up. Somehow I forgot this during the holiday season and my then toddler turned what I thought was a quiet and peaceful moment into a Sticky Situation. He had decided to help himself to a snack, which in itself isn't a bad thing, but what I walked into was a disaster:
I think this was the Sticky Situation of the decade. It was horrible to clean off! Now I try to avoid Sticky Situations wherever possible, and keep the peanut butter up high! I know as moms we have all had our own Sticky Situations and have found ways to avoid them, so the contest Wet Ones is having is the perfect opportunity to share your own Sticky Situation and what you do to avoid them! You can enter your idea and get a chance to win an iPad Mini or Six Flags Tickets! It was quick and easy to enter (click the link above, or right here: https://www.facebook.com/
Here are some of my tips for avoiding a Sticky Situation:
-Have an "indoor picnic" by laying a table cloth (or older blanket) on the floor. We try not to eat in the living room, but there are times when movie nights or lazy nights win. By protecting the floor I get to avoid the hassle of cleaning up food and spills and the kids think they are getting a treat by having a "picnic" so it's win/win.
-Make cheap smocks out of trashbags when doing messy activities! I do NOT advise this for use with toddlers, but for our older Girl Scouts it has been a lifesaver. We buy a cheap box of trash bags (from the dollar store), and cut holes for the arms, head, and a line up the back. The girls can slip the "smock" on easily and keep their clothes (and uniforms) protected while we do fun hands-on activities, and they are easy to toss or reuse.
Share your tips now and you could win!
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