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  • Antique Mommy Parenting Tip #2

    October 2, 2007

    Never do an art project involving glitter with a child who has hay fever.  That’s all.  Just don’t.


    1. Antique Mommy says:

      In case you missed it:

      Antique Mommy Parenting Tip #1 – Never change a poopy diaper while wearing bell sleeves.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 3:12 pm

    2. Shalee says:

      Good grief. (I’m sorry to laugh so much over your flyaway glitter mess.)

      October 2nd, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    3. Girl Gone Wild says:


      GAG, Urp!!
      GAG, Urp!!

      October 2nd, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    4. wordgirl says:

      And what parts of the glitter aren’t airborne from the sneezing will be…uh…glued to every surface by snot. And that stuff is like Superglue.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    5. An Iowa Mom says:

      Why yes, those are two very good parenting tips.

      I have four children and have not had the insight to warn, or tip, my fellow mothers with this information.

      Thanks for the heads up!

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:02 pm

    6. Cheryl says:

      Thanks for the giggle! Does your house look like it’s coated in fairy dust?

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    7. Lori says:

      Art is a creative process, no?

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    8. merry says:

      Funny, funny!

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:17 pm

    9. Hanlie says:

      As a prospective parent, I’m writing these down! I can totally see where you’re coming from…

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    10. Elaine says:

      Waiting for the funny picture!!!!…

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    11. zoom says:

      That made me burp diet coke.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    12. Donna says:


      October 2nd, 2007 at 6:49 pm

    13. chilihead says:

      After the Great Glitter Fiasco of ’02 glitter has been banned from Casa de Chili unless it’s in the form of a glitter glue pen. Which can be wielded easily and not achooed everywhere. In case you’re interested, I still find glitter occasionally.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    14. patois says:

      I’m guessing your house is looking quite a bit Oz-like in it’s sparkly nature.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    15. patois says:

      I can’t believe I just wrote “it’s” when I meant “its.” And me such a stickler for accuracy. I think I shall go stick my head in a pot of glitter.

      October 2nd, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    16. Rocks In My Dryer says:

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…oops, I mean, I’m so sorry….

      October 2nd, 2007 at 8:58 pm

    17. Little Acorns says:

      I second the glitter pen!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 1:16 am

    18. mama speak says:

      “There are no mistakes in art, just unintended results!”

      Charge admission and have an art show! (Hee!) You could be starting the next great decorating trend! Trading Spaces art projects will have nothing on you!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 3:25 am

    19. Lisamarie says:

      What a hilarious picture in those three short sentances!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 4:17 am

    20. Theresa says:

      Oh the picture this paints in my mind!!! lol

      October 3rd, 2007 at 8:07 am

    21. Mary says:

      I happen to know 2 adult women that are sisters that have been having a “glitter war” for 15 years. It all started when they shared a room and one refused to clean so the other had to. The story is somewhat muddled but it involved a large art class cansiter of glitter being shaken all over a bedroom with wide plank wood floors. 15 years later, that floor still “shines”. Now in good fun, glitter shows up in the darndest places, mailed birthday cards, inside sneakers, inside a hat, or an entire canister poured in the “get-away-car” on a wedding day. It is quite amusing to all of us that don’t have to clean it up!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 8:31 am

    22. cce says:

      Antique Mommy, you are a wild one, allowing glitter in the house. We have no such problems around here now that I’ve banned glitter and Play Doh and pastels and chalk and fun.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 8:33 am

    23. Antique Mommy says:

      cce, part of the problem is I love all those things myself. Although I’ve kind of soured on the glitter since yesterday. Picking glitter out of your eyelashes is not as much fun as it sounds.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 8:42 am

    24. hademyoung says:

      So, you’re making the halloween costume afterall!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 9:17 am

    25. Brigitte says:

      Despite a summer’s worth of shampoos and brushings, I’m STILL finding glitter on my daughter’s scalp (from when I let her go wild on a small tube of body-glitter gel).

      October 3rd, 2007 at 11:45 am

    26. Susan J. says:

      Thanks for the chuckle this morning, I needed it. That would totally happen to us. I can picture it now…

      October 3rd, 2007 at 11:59 am

    27. M&Co. says:

      Sounds like sound advice.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    28. mama speak says:

      All playdough, paint and related such mediums are banned to the deck (which is covered). In addition a art mat and butcher paper must be underneath child performing experiements and if said experiment is on a table (vs. an easel) then vinyl placemats are laid on the Ikea kids table which is moved outside for the project.

      I hear fresh air is good for the creative juices!

      I HATE cleaning up playdough from the rug and there will not be PAINT on my hardwood floors. Jello yes, paint no. BTW–Jello can actually “stain” that hardwood if left for more then say 24 hours.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    29. jean says:

      I’m sorry for my loud outburst of laughter. I’ve been there and you will be finding glitter on things for a long time. After a while it will become funny. Maybe. The only thing I’ve had to ban from my home is Silly Putty.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 1:01 pm

    30. Mama Pajama says:

      Sorry to laugh at your expense….or Sean’s. Great advice. Snot = glitter glue.

      October 3rd, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    31. Sara says:

      Oh my! I can just imagine!!

      October 3rd, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    32. Tammy/Photography for Fun says:

      I’m sitting here trying not to laugh and not succeeding at all I might add! Just the mental picture is all it took. I so needed a laugh this week. Thanks! I’m sorry that you will probably be vacuuming glitter for months….

      October 3rd, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    33. creative-type dad says:

      I hope there was no glitter involved…

      October 3rd, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    34. Tex says:

      While a bit heavier, cookie sprinkles can also create a similar effect and are discovered equally as long as glitter, in about the same locations. In this case, pets are handy to assist in clean up.

      October 4th, 2007 at 1:19 pm

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