10 Things in My STINKIN’ Home My Daughter Has Gotten Into

Today’s Monday Listicles from Stasha at The Good Life is 10 Things in My Home.
So, I chose 10 Things In My Home That My Daughter Has Gotten Into in the Past Six Months.  For those of you visiting for the first time, we adopted our daughter six months ago from China and she is active, which really is a ridiculous understatement.  If you’ve been following me for the past six months you may remember some of these photos, so this might bore you to tears.  But, at least now they’re all tied up together in a nice little package…er, post.
Night Cream:  If I’ve told her once, I’ve told her a thousand times.  Night cream is for night time.
Raw Shea Butter:  Okay, this one you can’t really see, so not as fun, but it’s there.  Oh trust me, it’s there.
Fish Oil:  Disgusting.  Yeah.  Those are under lock-n-key now.
Cetaphil Cream: The beauty of this is that she pulled the mat out so she wouldn’t get it on the carpet.  
Mulberries I Picked From Our Tree:  No, silly, of course that didn’t get on anything in the house, like the walls, carpet, clothes, and bedspread.

Sunscreen: I offered her a big giant wig and a red rubber nose, but she wouldn’t have any of that.

Lipstick: Apparently lipstick is not just for under the eyes, but also for the arms as well.
My Stinking Chapstick!:  It’s not such a big deal that she uses it, but when she turns it all the way up and then tries to cram the lid back on…  Anyone who knows about my addiction to Chapstick (or the cheap miserly generic alternate Chap-Ice) knows that this turns me into a tasmanian devil or some other terrifying maniacal animal is less than desirable.
Your guess is as good as mine as to what in the heck is on the mirror.  This is what I do all day; I go around taking pictures of crap in my house for my blog.
A Book:  I came in from the garden and found her in a book.  Between the book and the book jacket.  I got really mad at first because it was a library book and all I could think of was the $567, or something close to that, they would charge me to get a new one.  Then I snapped a picture.
Lamp Shade:  I didn’t have pictures of the 6,246 other things she’s gotten into, so here’s a shot of my son with the lampshade he broke.  Nothing like a good wrestling match in the living room to tear up a floor lamp.  Nice.
What are some things your kids have gotten into…or broken?


  1. Leslie LaRosee says

    As a fellow Chapstick addict I feel your pain. My husband annoyingly does the opposite, winds it all the way down so that when I go to use it next I scrap my lips on the plastic. Ouch! I think my favorite is the lotion with the mat. LOL

  2. Lisa Corriveau says

    I literally laughed out loud at the book picture! We’re very lucky–our library has a very forgiving policy when it comes to children’s accounts. They don’t charge for late/lost/damaged children’s books.

    By the way, have you ever seen http://www.shitmykidsruined.com? It might make you feel better, or it might make you want to submit some photos!

  3. Fitz says

    When Claire was about 2, she was “watching Sesame Street” while I took a shower. When I got out, she was indeed watching Sesame street, but also spreading an entire nursery sized container of Vasaline all over my bedroom carpet. I don’t think I ever got it completely out.

  4. says

    These pictures are funny! My boys got into the syrup once. I was upstairs for 2 minutes and when I came back it was all over them, the counter, the walls, the carpet, the dog…

  5. says

    Seems to me she’s in the “creamy put it on my skin” phase. (And of course she’s just copying her mother! 😉 ) But, this will make Christmas and birthdays that much easier. Just get her a big bottle of lotion and a big plastic mat and let her go to town! Ha! Ha!

  6. says

    Many moons ago I was moving and had been labeling boxes with a permanent black marker. My son got up early one morning and decided to label too. He was about 2 yrs old. He labeled the floor, cabinets, refrigerator, etc……….thank God for paint remover, we even managed to still get our deposit back!

  7. says

    OMG! That’s crazy. I still have the picture of when Claire (I think it was Claire) got up early and put the Xmas ornaments on your tree. They were all waist-high and lower. Too cute!

  8. says

    OMG, that’s awful. I’ve been fairly good at hiding the Sharpies so far…although I did see where my son accidentally wrote on the dining room table with a Sharpie the other day. It doubles as our homeschool table, so I guess that’s to be expected. As are the cut marks on the edges from them sharpening their scissors there.

  9. says

    Oh, I have 2 verrryyyyy active boys, especially when they were little …
    I was sick and napping and paul fell asleep in his chair …. The boys took this time to carry the 364 oz bottle of detergent to the basement play room and wash the carpet …. Water and suds everywhere , I bet if we steam cleaned it today there would still be bubbles in the carpet.

    15 bottles of spices emptied in the family room in 2 minutes flat …. While I went to the bathroom

  10. says

    Whew! I can definitely relate. My now nine year old was just like this when he was younger and his imagination, curiosity, and energy still get him into trouble from time to time. I tell myself that all those things will serve him well one day!

  11. Pam says

    I raised 4 daughters so I’m not even going to go there—let’s just say there’s not enough time left in the world for me to write it all down. LOL Your kids are adorable! And it seems they know how to have big fun! :)

  12. Les Botchar says

    wow! “Mischief Managed: Expert Level”
    How on earth did she get into the book? — it doesn’t even look torn! I think you should sign her up for Cirque de Soleil or something – bet that will get rid of all that “curious” energy.

  13. jamie@southmainmuse says

    This was too cute. She must really like the sensation of cream on her skin. What a doll. . . though you are a good mama with a lot of patience.

  14. says

    Hahahah, they are too cute. I like how she is proud of all the things she has put on herself. My daughter loves copying me and putting on lotion. The only problem is, many non-lotion things are considered lotion to her too lol!

  15. says

    Love this list! My silliest mess so far was when my three boys (quietly) got a hold of a bottle of baby powder in the back of the minivan. I glanced back and realized they were covered in top to bottom in baby powder…as was the entire back of the van. At least it vacuumed up alright!

  16. Jessica Adams says

    powdered laundry detergent, crayons, mascara, cereal, lipstick. and so many many more. the fuzzy quiet book my mother spent weeks making that lasted only a few hours at my house, even though it was hidden.

  17. davromega says

    The stuff all over the mirror is likely toothpaste! Midway through brushing they flick the toothbrush off their teeth speckling the mirror with toothpaste! I used to do this when I was a kid… I mean my brother did this… yeah thats right, my brother did it!

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