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What is the Worst Mess Your Kids Have Ever Made?

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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7 Worst Messes My Kids Have Made

by Kristen Chase

7 worst messes my kids ever madeIf you've got kids, then you know how messy they are. Even the neat ones. 

Wait, are there actually neat kids?

After comparing my kids' messes with a friend of mine, I thought it might be fun to rank order them all.

Now I have four kids under the age of nine, so I'm pretty sure you can imagine how messy my house can get. So without further ado, here are the 7 worst messes my kids have made. Can you relate?

7. The Lego Closet

We use a Swoop Bag for our LEGOs which is a brilliant organizational gadget, except when your kids decide to dump every single tiny LEGO out in their closet. On the bright side, they're contained in a closet, but on the down side, you've got 4517201 LEGOs in your closet.

6. Paper Towel Party

I'm not quite sure exactly what I was doing at the time, but my two middle children decided to unroll about three paper towel rolls and shred them all over my kitchen (see above) I swear I was finding paper towels in all sorts of weird places in my kitchen for days after. And yes, it's worst than LEGOs because you've got piles of paper towels completely USELESS. Argh!

5. It's Raining Styrofoam Peanuts! 

I'd love to personally strangle whoever invented styrofoam peanuts, because I cannot tell you how many times I've had to clean them up off my floor. The winner was when I had an entire near television size box of peanuts in my foyer that the kids had to decided to tear apart and toss in the air like rain.

4. Toilet water puddles

Just a few days ago, my little girls decided to go to the potty together (one on the big toilet, one on the baby potty) and then when they clogged the toilet, they decided to plunge it themselves. And then jump in the water. Gross.

3. Maple syrup spill

I'm not quite sure how my son managed to drop the entire container of maple syrup, but he did, and it broke, thus covering my kitchen floor in a large puddle of maple syrup. I have never cleaned up something so sticky in my life. In fact, I think the spot is still sticky.

2. Inky Naptime

Many years ago when my now 9-year old was just two, we lived with my in-laws and instead of napping, she decided to play with a broken ink pen in her room. I walked in to discover the white carpet, the walls, and her hands and face covered in ink. Hooray for Stainmaster carpets. And paint.

1. Powdery Web

By far, the worst mess was when my two middle children (are you sensing a theme here) got a hold of a container of GoldBond powder and completely covered my entire living room with it. The whole room was WHITE. To make matters worse, they took about four balls of yarn and wrapped them around the furniture, creating a powdery, yarn spiderweb.

Tell me about the worst mess your kids ever made!

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM
My ds put Desitin )( a tub of it)all over his room and rubbed it on the radio, walls, rugs, sheets, stuffies. That was tough to clean up.
Also he put baby powder all over his closet and the clothes/ toys in there.
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Gum on my car windows.
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by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM

They have made 'snow' out of styrofoam. One single piece of the dratted thing that could just have been thrown away. It was all over the place for weeks. Ian has broken a pen and had the ink in his mouth, all over his legs, arms, clothes, sheets. He used to eat just the cream out of biscuits and stuff the biscuits in a chair. I didn't notice until I was looking for the remote one night and there was this mass of brown powder under the cushions. And right now there are two puzzle books out because the twins were playing with them and neither one wants to pick up. So I will pick up and the puzzle books will disappear again. I'm thinking maybe a year.

by Michelle on Jul. 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Oh she's made several but the hardest to clean was gum on our tv screen.
by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:17 AM

When my son was little he was a little too quiet, I found him in his room with the baby powder....ALL OVER EVERYTHING!!! 

It was still showing up in the vacuum years later......

by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM
Brand new yellow mustard container all over his carpeted bedroom floor.
by Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:24 AM

Toss up rubbing Vaseline all over herself or pouring green paint all over the floor.

by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 12:28 AM

The egg smash. My kids use to double team my dh just to get into the fridge and smash the eggs on the floor.  One would run a distraction while the other beelined it to the kitchen. I would get home to him cleaning it. This actually happened more than we would like to admit. Oh and the time my dd cut open the bean bag chair was fun too.

by Bronze Member on Jul. 30, 2013 at 1:30 AM

He got into the peanut butter...he got into a box of pancake mix (fortunately, those were separate incidents...). He gave himself a nice little mudbath in a mud puddle a couple years ago (he was 3). He even stripped down to his undies for it, LOL.

I've been fortunate, everything was reasonably easy to clean up. Ok, well maybe not easy, but at least he didn't get it all over furniture, etc.

by on Jul. 30, 2013 at 4:16 AM

When my son was about 2 he got a hold of the big tub of vaseline and smears all of it ALL over himself.   He comes down the hall in nothing but his diaper and about an inch and a half layer of vaseline from head to toe.  Do you have any idea how hard it is the bathe a slippery, naked, wet, and wiggly and covered in vaseline little one?  Took forever to get it all off and the fac that he was slipping this way and that in the tub didn't help any!

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