It’s all fun and games till someone smears glue on themselves.

July 9, 2011

It started off sweetly, as a simple afternoon craft. Crayons, markers, puff balls and glue were provided all to Bella’s delight.

The puff balls were to be smashed in the glue and then repeatedly banged together in her hands.



But quickly, the glue ran out. This caused frantic calls and signing for, “Moe! Pee!” (More, please) The glue began to become a great source of irritation to me. I couldn’t do anything else besides pour it, because those puff balls ate the glue so quickly.

Finally I squeezed a large amount onto the paper. Pleased with my smartness, I headed to prep dinner. A few minutes went by with total silence.

And then. I finally took a good look at her.

Bella had taken all the glue, and running out of dry space on the heavily saturated puffs, she began to smear it on herself. Hair. Cheeks. Ears. Neck. Shirt. Arms.

There was glue everywhere. And then she went to eat it.

“Bella!” I gasped, and whisked the mess away. I began to clean her as she struggled and fussed. And then, seeing me take the tray away to the sink and still all sticky with glue, she realized the inevitable:


And that, my friends, was unacceptable.



  • Miranda

    July 10, 2011 at 7:01 am



    Poor kid, right?

  • Tracy

    July 9, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I know that face. Abby makes that exact face. Our girls would so get along if they hung out in real life. But they would probably just gang up on us.

  • Jessica

    July 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    That is definetly the face I see when I take the markers away from Bubbie when art time is over. Glue everywhere… even in the hair- huh, wonder why everything goes straight into the hair?! Have a great weekend!

  • Ashley

    July 9, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    aw that last picture made me laugh so hard. Toddlers have such a hard life lol

  • Cole

    July 9, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Oh, poor Bella! Mommy’s always taking away my projects right when they get fun, too!

  • Cookie’s Mom

    July 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Oh, tragic and HILARIOUS!

  • Kim @Baby Feet

    July 9, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    *snort* obviously. And I’m pretty sure that face is one I see at my house. And one you hear while we are on the phone.

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