Thursday, July 31, 2008

NOT for the faint of heart...

Renee of Life with My Special Ks was on my mind all morning! LOL! Renee, if you are reading this, take a Valium girlfriend! This is a typical day at my house...and why we don't buy a really nice kitchen table!
Today we had some extra kids in the house and it was really hot outside so I raided my laundry room closet which has been dubbed, "The Art Center." If you know anything about me, you know no matter where I have lived, I have had an art center. Post-children, I now have multiple art centerS. One that has glue sticks and construction paper and a couple that have advertising markers, x-acto knives and paper you can't buy at WalMart.
So, I rummage through the many supply-stuffed totes and I grab the most colorful and plentiful containers, bring them to the table and call to the masses, "CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAFT TIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!" And they all came a'running!
I opened some Elmer's glue and squirted a bunch on the paper in front of my 3 year old. He proceeded to take a small bag of beads the size of poppy seeds and .... DUMP! They landed (mostly) on the glue and a gallon a couple fell to the floor. He looked at me like, "Woah, that was so cool!" Can you hear the sound that made? Kind of like one of those rain sticks but not contained in the stick-like structure. (breathe, Renee, breathe!)
About 15 minutes into it, the older kids were ready to call it a day and watch a movie or play. The baby, however, was just getting started!! He started pressing his hands into the glue and then using it as a facial exfoliator. Not too much exfoliation being done when you can move your hands because THEY ARE GLUED TO YOUR FACE! I rinsed his hands with a washcloth but they didn't stay clean for long.
His big trick then was to REMOVE all the things from his artwork, glue them to place them on the table and start all over again. It was kind of like what you would read on the side of one of those pricey Spa Products: Apply generously. Rub in. Rinse. Repeat.
I talked him into being done. Grabbed the vacuum and LICKETY SPLIT...there was no sign on glue, beads, NOTHING!
See! Any one of you can do this! Just take a few "happy pills" first! LOL!


Bloggin' Mama said...

Ooh, ooooh, ooooh, I figured out last week how to get the Elmer's glue and the 'washable marker' off my table!!! Ready....... a few squirts of Goo Gone. Seriously, we had marker and glue that just would not come off with all the cleaners I had on hand that were safe to use on varnished wood and then I remembered a big bottle of Goo Gone, it worked wonderfully and cleaned a whole bunch of yuck off that I didn't realize was there - scary!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm cringing over here, seriously! LOL I guess my kids are going to have to come visit you... and I won't look! haha Just send them back glue/paint/marker free! hahahaha

Dawn said...

All glue, marker, or other craft-type supplies are banned from my house. I'm sending my kids to PA for summer camp next year.

Mabunny said...

LOL looks like you had fun! Looks like he had more:)) Glad you were able to clean it all up though!