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What's the worst mess your kids ever made?

Posted by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:07 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.

What's the worst mess your kids ever made?

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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by Courtney on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Thankfully, nothing as bad as those.
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by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM

When mine were 2 and 3 they had a record run of worst-ever messes, lol.

1. They painted the inside of their closet with poop - the walls were really old paneling which soaked up the poop, too, so I spent hours in there spraying and scrubbing, thankful we had hardwood floors or I'd have had to tear out carpet, lol.

2. They emptied a container of baby powder all over the living room and kitchen - upside: it was medicated Gold Bond powder so the house smelled fresh and minty AND we didn't have an ant problem ever again there, lol

3. They had an old couch cushion they used in their bedroom to sit on while they played and discovered the zipper, emptying out the foam which looked kind of like Cheetos, covering their floor wall to wall.

4. They painted each other with diaper cream.

by Mandy on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:13 AM

all I remember her doing it getting the bathroom tissue and having it all over the bathroom floor but she was walking then. LOL

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 10:15 AM
When they got strawberry jelly on the carpet. They were 5 and 2 1/2.
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by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 11:51 AM

nothing horrible. i think the worst was just making a huge mess with toys, but apparently some people have their houses look like that on a daily basis...

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:26 PM
Hard to say which one was worse.
by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:30 PM
My then 2yo painted himself and half the kitchen in his poop. While i was pregnant,, and throwing up. Which i had to do 3 more times before i could grab him and throw him in the bath, clothes and all, before puking again.
by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Luckily he's only a few months old so the worst mess he's ever made was dumping his baggie of cherrios all over the bed...there wasn't that many though. 

He also likes to pull out all the movies and leave them everywhere.  

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by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 9:34 PM

when mine was 3 he found my nail polsih in the bathroom and painted my walls saying ma ma pretty pretty all i could think was OMG

by on Jul. 29, 2013 at 9:38 PM

 tp all over the house and water all over the bathroom during and after bath time

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