Mess? What Mess?

You know those children who open the refrigerator door just to get something to eat?

chocolate on face

Who let their parents handle the disposal of toothbrushes,

toothbrush in toilet

and would never think of touching their mom’s make up,

spilled make up

or taking more than just a square or two of toilet paper?

toilet paper

Those children who can walk past a can of paint without prying it open and painting their brother

paint on two year old

or see a permanent marker without picturing themselves as a tiger?

face with permanent marker

I have never given birth to one of those.*

*I swear I watch my children, I’m actually a little bit on the paranoid side so probably watch them too closely. But there are a lot of them and they are fast and sometimes I have to brush my teeth or pee or blink.

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  1. says

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  2. says

    I was getting ready for work and as I was applying my makeup, let my daughter play with my brushes… I didn’t realize she also had my $20 Bare Minerals eyeshadow as well… I also didn’t realize she dumped the ENTIRE CONTAINER of brand spanking new eyeshadow all over my freshly clean sheets till I woke up the next morning a little more “sparkly” than usual.
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  3. says

    I’m giggling b/c my husband’s older brother painted him blue when they were toddlers. My son has never met a Sharpie marker he didn’t love (or a wall he didn’t write on). And you’re right; we can’t catch every mess before it happens (especially once we’re outnumbered by under-3-footers). But it sure is funny to take a picture to use as bribery for when they’re older and have boy/girlfriends.
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  4. MommaKiss says

    I’m not gonna lie, my kids haven’t really ever done anything like this. They once emptied the tupperware drawer and once killed an entire fish tank of fish. But No fun things like everyone is talking about. It’s not like I tie their hands behind their backs when I leave them alone, they just haven’t. I’m kind of jealous.
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    • Jessica says

      Oh you can totally borrow mine to cure you of your jealousy and empty your cupboards and draw on your walls.

  5. says

    The toothbrushes in the toilet are a new one for me,
    but the rest sound looks just like my house. Mostly it’s just my toddler, she’s a pro!
    We have to figure out a way not to blink.
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  6. says

    Very funny messy moment. Thanks for sharing! :)

    I especially love this statement (and tweeted it with a linkback): “I swear I watch my children….But there are a lot of them….and sometimes I have to brush my teeth or pee or blink.”
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    • Jessica says

      Honestly, when I was looking through all of the pictures, you would think with all of the messes they cause that I am just laying on the couch with a magazine… but they find them SO quickly!

  7. says

    Toothbrushes in the toilet…nope never. But messy pilfered food from the fridge almost everywhere, yes. Sharpie in places it doesn’t belong (like bodies, computer screens, walls, sheets, etc…), yes. Make-Up stealthily gotten into, yes.

    It’s amazing what kids can do in a scant amount of time it takes to hurriedly go to the bathroom. Nice to know one isn’t alone in this, ever.
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  8. says

    This is soooo funny!!! :-) I have a cousin, who, at 4 years old, could have easily passed as your kid. He was a mess. :-) Once, my mom gave him an apple in the backseat of the car. When she arrived at her destination, she saw seeds all over the back of the car. He’s eaten the core. Gross.

    • Jessica says

      I know and you would think I would learn and buy cheap stuff the next time but I didn\’t and of course they have done it again since.