Kids are like tiny magnets to sticky messes. It doesn't matter if it's a little girl getting into makeup and lipstick or a little boy playing outdoors in the mud (or if you're lucky, in the snow).
Not to mention the icky-sticky runny noses that seem to be a permanent fixture on their adorable little faces this time of year. If this sounds like as familiar of a scene in your home during this cold weather as it does in mine, I suggest keeping a tub on Wet Ones antibacterial wipes handy like I do.
Let me tell you a story of my own sticky situation just last week. And, in this, my fingers are crossed that I'm not the only mom out there who may have encountered a similar story.
I need you to get a clear mental picture of this...
It's early evening, the little kids are hungry and of course bored. I'm busy, trying to finish up dinner, help the big kids with homework, settle up last minute class Christmas party chores, and get my Etsy orders in the mail. Just like many of you, I've got a hectic daily schedule sometimes.
So, I have a brilliant idea to roll out a huge piece of white paper in my craft/laundry room, and let the four year old do finger painting. I stripped him down to his undies to keep his clothes clean, and he even put on an art apron. I don't know, it sounded good at the time. Something that would preoccupy him, right? I even told him to make lots and lots of hand prints and we could use it as wrapping paper for gifts this year.
About forty five minutes have gone by, and he's quiet as a mouse. I'm finally ready to get dinner on the table, so I call him to the table. He happily comes, leaving a trail of paint footprints behind. Oh. My. Gosh. I knew immediately what I would find in his wake.
You've guessed it. Hand prints and foot prints EVERYWHERE. That's what I get for leaving him somewhat unsupervised with paint.
Thankfully, I had some Wet Ones antibacterial wipes close by, and although I was unsure if they'd do the job, my little Picasso was indeed spotless (and germ free) by the end of his wipe down. As were my floors and walls.
In the end, after a hard lesson learned about the appropriate time and place to use finger paints, with a little creative cutting the white paper did indeed resemble wrapping paper, my son was clean, and my sticky situation was resolved.
So how about you? With winter and the holidays upon us, how do you use Wet Ones to keep you and your family healthy and free of sticky situations like mine? Wet Ones wants to know too, and you can let them know by entering The Wet Ones Sticky Situation Facebook Contest! Share your sticky situation for chances to win an iPad mini and other great prizes!
The contest will end December 28th.
I wrote this review while participating in an Ambassador Program for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Wet Ones and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.