There’s A Wad Of Gum On My Wall?!?!
I am going to list five things that no mother ever wants to hear from their child. Then after that I will let you know which one I heard the other night. But keep in mind I have heard all of these at one time or another.
1. If you feed a whole can of beef stew to the dog will she explode?
2. What would happen if you tie Barbie to the ceiling fan and turn it on high?
3. Do we have a stepladder I cannot reach the gum on the wall?
4. How many flushes does it take to flush Ken?
5. How permanent are my markers?
I really have heard these things from Tooters, so can you guess which one I got hit with the other night? If you guessed number 3 then you are correct. Yes Tooters managed to get her gum she was chewing stuck to the wall near the ceiling.
The other night I was cleaning on the house a little bit while dinner was cooking when I caught Tooters with her hand in the candy bucket from Halloween. I told her to get out of it so she did not spoil her dinner. Tooters said ok and went to the playroom to play while she waited to eat. I went into the laundry room at that point and started to hang up the wet shirts and put everything else in the dryer.
Everything was right with the universe for a moment. Tooters was playing with the dog and I was happy with the thought I would not have to go searching for clean socks in the morning. After about ten minutes she was still giggling like mad when all of a sudden it got very very quiet. This always scares me because I know she is up to something. Then the dog went running out of the room when the thumping started. All I can do is hang my head and hope that it is not as bad as it sounds. Before I could finish what I was doing I heard the little innocent voice from the playroom. She sounded very calm and collected like there was nothing strange about asking for a stepladder. Here is how it really went:
T – “Mom do we have a stepladder?”
M – “Why do you need a ladder?”
T – “Oh just cause. I need to reach something.”
M – “OMG what can you not reach, your toys are already on the floor?”
T – “I need the stepladder to get the gum off the wall.”
M – “Holy crap on a cracker! What the hell is the gum doing on the wall?”
T – “Moommmmm I was playing with the dog and it got stuck duh.”
M – “Why do you even have gum I said no snacks before dinner!”
T – “It’s just gum you chew it you don’t swallow it so how can it ruin my dinner.”
With that I gave up the arguing between rooms, finished what I was doing and went to assess the damage. I walked into the room and there stuck on the wall pretty far up was a wad of chewed up gum with a bubble in it and Tooters under it jumping up and down trying to reach it before I got into the room. It looked like an alien laid a neon pink egg sack on my wall. I whipped around and told Tooters she better start explaining and this is what I got.
“I was practicing how to blow bubbles and the Wonder Pup wanted to play, so I started tossing it up to see if she would catch it. She was doing good, she even caught it once. I blew another bubble to throw some more but it got stuck.”
Ok here I am in the playroom with Tooters looking at me and waiting for me to retrieve her toy. All I can think of is she put the gum in her mouth after the Wonder Pup touched it with her mouth and is it going to leave a pink circle on my wall.
These are days that that explain the gray hairs I keep finding on my head. Someday I will post the stories that go with the list at the top but for now I will let you picture the innocent child and the wad of gum in the playroom.
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