13 December 2009

The Bag Balm Incident 2009




We had our first major mess performed by Miss Amelia this afternoon. Justin put her down for a nap about 2:00 pm. I was in the basement with Phillip waiting for his nap time. At 3 pm I put Phillip down then went to take a nap. At 3:30 I walked by her room and heard a muffled giggle. Alarm bells went off since she was supposed to be napping. Mia was sitting up on her bed playing with her mimi's (monkeys). At closer glance I noticed she was slightly shiny and yellow. A little closer glance revealed she was smeared from head to toes with BAG BALM. Lying underneath her mimi was a 10 oz tin of empty bag balm. Her hair, hands, face, tights, new Christmas shirt, pillow, blankies, toys, and sheets were all covered in a thick layer of yellow slimey bag balm. She looked at me with total innocence and exclaimed, "mommy, my hands are yucky!" Yah, ya think? Justin and I used over half a bottle of Dawn in her bath (drained three times) and on her textiles trying to get most of the balm off. After a two hour laundry spin with extra hot water and tough laundry soap her linens actually came clean. Justin worked on her Christmas shirt with some elbow grease so it came clean and is happily wearable.

Before bed I asked her what happened and she said, "I made a mess...a BIG mess!" No joke kiddo. She also succeeded in spilling grape kool-aid twice, once on the floor and then all over our bed spread. We had quite the day....

8 Stupendous Remarks:

The Haley Family said...

Oh My Goodness, that little girl! Lesson learned...nothing left in the room that can be opened and smeared!!! I am so glad it all came out and then kool-aid? What a day!

Missa said...

I'm impressed that you thought to break out the camera and record the fun. I'm usually too busy yelling to think about anything else. It's a good thing they don't make huge messes every day.

Jess said...

You have the cutest stinkin kids and that story is awesome! Don't you love when they totally know that they've made a disastrous mess and it's still somehow cute and so aggrivating at the same time! It looks like you guys are doing really well! How's life in general?

Jess@craftiness is not optional said...

wow! hehe what a cute mess maker though!

Johnson Family said...

Eww...that looks icky! I don't have to worry about anything like that with Bridger because he would be too grossed out...Kenna on the other hand....I am already a little worried...lol!

Emily said...

That's hard to top. You're a saint if you didn't spank her.;)

Taylor's said...

That little monkey - at least you took everything in stride - I would have just collapsed and cried!

Mrs. Laura Kay Pettit said...

At least it wasn't honey! My kids found a gallon of honey when they were little. Same story - different substance!