When I said I was prepared to risk Baby playing with my spices if it bought me a few minutes of double-armed dinner prep, I thought it might be Baby only that might spill. I didn’t think my nearly 4yo girl would be so uncoordinated as to be the messy one.
Well, one evening she thought it’d be a great idea to open up the garlic powder and tip it upside down. Seriously, kid?! The following (loud) conversation ensued:
Toddler: “Uh oh….”
Me: “Ahh! Stop! Stop!” [I grab the bottle.]
Toddler: [walking over the powder] “…”
Me: “Stay there! You’re stepping in it!”
Toddler: [paying no attention to what I’m saying … walking over the powder and tracking it backward]
Me: “I said stay there!! Don’t move your feet!”
Toddler: “I can’t stop moving! I’m not made of stone like a gargoyle….”
After I finished laughing, I grabbed the dust buster and got to work – first on the soles of her feet, then the spill itself….
The vacuum still emits a garlicky scent when you turn it on!