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When your toddler decides to bathe themself in Hummus, what do you do?

  1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
    Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago

    My 2 year old found the latch to the fridge, and has taken it upon herself to slather hummus all over herself. I've given her a bath, but she still smells like roasted red pepper hummus. Might I mention that it had a "child proof " latch on it? I'm thinking about requesting a padded room with a straight jacket as my new vacation spot.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image90
      SmartAndFunposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      When my daughter was two and covered herself head-to-toe in paint, I took a photo. It is priceless.

      A bath was next, though.

      If you took a photo, post it here! I will try to find mine, but it was pre-digital. (Yes, I am old.)

      1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
        Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        On my #toddlerlife hub, there's a picture of my 2 year old when she got a hold of the flour. I haven't baked anything since then.

  2. Sed-me profile image82
    Sed-meposted 2 years ago

    Get the pita chips.

  3. Taylor Hiers profile image60
    Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago

    I was seriously considering it. Haha. At least she ate a good bit of it.

    1. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Breakfast: check!

  4. Shades-of-truth profile image86
    Shades-of-truthposted 2 years ago

    Ah, Taylor, your post brought back memories! My boys were mischievous like that, although my girls were more reserved. I DO recall a granddaughter who always plunged her hands into any yogurt she could access, so she could slather it on her head like hair conditioner!

    My daughter simply stopped purchasing yogurt for awhile, as the little one did not seem to get the connection between the yogurt and her mouth. She was determined to put it all over her hair!

  5. Taylor Hiers profile image60
    Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago

    Maybe she had some beauty secrets we were missing out on!
    My 2 year old did the same thing but with Vaseline. Needless to say, we don't carry Vaseline in this household.

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image86
      Shades-of-truthposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Vaseline would have been a mess to get out of hair - goodness!

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    calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago

    Be glad she didn't use it to draw on the couch.

    1. Shades-of-truth profile image86
      Shades-of-truthposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      How did you know that two of the granddaughters did just that, with black magic marker on my daughter's white leather couch?

      1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
        Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Lol I know how you feel. My daughter took flour and apple juice and rubbed it into the couch.

  7. jjheathcoat profile image88
    jjheathcoatposted 2 years ago

    My three-year old managed to get into the food dye this morning. Now she has tie-dye hands! Does anyone else feel like our kids are conspiring against us?!

    1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
      Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hahhaa yes!!!!!! I feel like they grow an inch every day. No matter how far I push something back on the counter, she manages to get a hold of it!

  8. jjheathcoat profile image88
    jjheathcoatposted 2 years ago

    I went as far as putting latching locks high up on the door to the pantry to keep her out, but she figured out how to climb up there anyway! This kid is ridiculous! When she was 2 her doctor called her a "little problem solver" which I assume is a nice way of saying "this one's gonna be a handful".

    1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
      Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Haha!

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    There are far worse things a kid can smell like, than roasted red peppers. Haha.

    1. Taylor Hiers profile image60
      Taylor Hiersposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Amen!!

  10. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 2 years ago

    Spank the mom for not knowing what her two year old was doing at that time. Parents must watch toddlers and preschool aged children constantly… as in every single second.

    If you are working in the kitchen, etc., parents can use the "rearview mirror," (watching them out of the corner of their eye). However, there are no rearview mirrors when on personal computers. (Hint: Just stay off of screen technology when with your child.)

    And don't stick him/her in front of screen technology just to unburden yourself.

    Take on the burden. The work you do now will pay off for the rest of your child's life and your life.
    Be with them. Prepare their environment. Know what they need and like to do. Provide learning activities. You are helping them toward living life successfully. What they do now builds their skills for future survival and mastery of the environment on earth.
    If your child likes to spread hummus all over herself, perhaps she is would enjoy stirring and watching you cook and mix foods. Take what your child is naturally interested in and provide similar learning activities.  Observe your child carefully to discover what his/her natural interests are.
     
    Dr. Maria Montessori discovered that children do not like playing with toys as much as working with real life things/tools. She discovered they love learning letters, (writing comes before reading,) writing and counting. concrete to abstract, large to small. etc.

    These principles are explained in The Secret of Childhood and The Absorbent Mind,
    by Dr. Maria Montessori.

 
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