May 18, 2010

Gum.

Chewed gum.Thrown on the floor.
And left there for the Magic Cleaning Fairy to pick up.

Chewed gum thrown underneath beds and forgotten about.

Until Mom looks for dirty socks.


Apparently my children think they run this home.
And have it pretty easy.
So help me think of a creative way to let them know that this is not acceptable......
other than yelling....having grown up sit down talks about why this isnt ok and taking the gum away.
Because that doesnt work and they end up throwing garbage from other food on the floor.
And then it is an entire new battle.
And Momma is tired.
And fed up.
And is thinking of sending them out to live in the barn.







17 comments:

Michelle said...

I look at those shots and think....wow, great reflection in the hardwood. LOL!

Seriously, ban those children from chewing gum!

Chronicles Of A Mommy said...

What is it with kids and the Cleaning Fairy? She doesn't exist people! Good luck! I say ban the gum or make them all clean it up.

Cecily R said...

First of all, I'm with whoever said to ban gum. That said, I always threaten to ban popcorn from my house after it lands all over our floor and it never happens.

I know I've told you this before, but I LOVE your sense of humor about life.

My cleaning fairy has been on strike for months. Brat.

alicia said...

Eew. Too funny. Happy WW! Drop by and link up.

Elaine A. said...

I think the blue gum goes very nicely with the counter top it's on. At least maybe one of them has good aesthetics? ;-P

I got nothin', my kids leave junk everywhere too. Ugh.

Foursons said...

As soon as summer hits why not let them live in the barn??

I suggest throwing all their gum on their pillows. Then when they have a fit, mention how you thought that was OK since they thought it was OK to throw it on your floor.

Heatherlyn said...

They would probably LOVE to sleep out in the barn!!!!

Well, you could put the gum in their hair when they are sleeping. :) Just kidding!!!!!

I don't know. I think I handle things like that the same way you do. Yeah, maybe no more gum for a year or something.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like gum should be a thing of the past in your house! (well, at least for those under age!)

Anonymous said...

Umm, that wasn't supposed to be anonymous. Blogger is being, well, Blogger.

Ronnica
Ignorant Historian

Alicia said...

LOL!! Look like no gum chewing for awhile!!

Night Owl Mama said...

LOL and you had the energy to get the camera. I would get that child by the back of his neck and make him pick up every single piece and then ask if he'd like to save them on the bedpost so we can see if BUBBLE GuM looses it's flavor on the bedpost over night. lol

Gigi said...

Ick. Make them stop whatever they are doing right that to come pick it up - going on the whole time about how gross it is and how you don't want to touch something with all their germy mouth cooties. It might work - for a day or two, if you are lucky.

Kathleen@so much to say, so little time said...

I think the banning gum idea is a pretty good one. You know, along with the requisite platitudes @ privileges, consequences, and "if you can't handle what you are given, then you won't get it at all" lecture. (Short, of course.) :)

Jen said...

Yum, yeah that is really gross. No more gum in your house!

Kimi@SoManyKids said...

My kids are not allowed to have gum for this very reason!

Synergy Girl said...

Oh man...my two year old's new obsession is gum. It's the first thing he asks for in the morning, and the number one thing he will sneak when I'm not paying attention...at least if it's been there a while...it's hard, and easier to clean up...!!!

Jenners said...

My son doesn't even know gum exists ... and we're going to keep it that way for as long as possible.