Sticky Situations

Not a day goes by that I don’t find myself in a sticky situation.  With six kids, “sticky situations” are the norm at our house. 

I just entered the STICKY SITUATIONS CONTEST by Wet Ones and Mom Central going on right now through December 28th.  They are asking moms to share tips on how they handle sticky situations with their kids.


You can  Enter The Contest and submit your ideas for a chance to be featured in an e-book that will be distributed by Wet Ones in 2013.  Several prizes are being offered, including a chance to win an iPad Mini, and tickets to Six Flags amusement theme park.  It is real simple to enter, and only takes a minute to fill out their form and submit a picture if you have one.  I entered the contest and I hope you will too.   Please vote for us too.  


Below are a few pictures of the sticky situations we have found ourselves in.  I thought it might be fun to share some of our family’s sticky business with you.

Whether we are at home or on the go, life can be sticky!   I find us in all sorts of sticky situations at the park, field trips, when visiting friends houses, playing at the lake, eating out, while shopping, trips to the zoo, traveling in the car, and anywhere and everywhere we go, our life is filled with icky and sticky situations.

I am so blessed to have all of these little hands and feet to clean.  I wouldn’t trade it for a minute.  They have an inquisitive way of finding the dirtiest, messiest, ickiest, and stickiest places to investigate.

Learning moment by moment, each new experience brings a deeper desire to know more.  Creatures of all shapes and sizes are held tenderly, snuggled close, and played with.  No matter how horrified mom might be at the sight.


Touching brings new understanding of the world around us.  It also brings exposure to more than a few “germs” and toxins.  Some exposure to these germs is important in helping us build a strong immune system, but many are not and we need to wipe the dirt and grime away or wash off when we are through.  Soap and water are not always available, so I reach for the wipes to do the clean up.


And when it comes to eating, my kids seem to think food somehow tastes better when you can wear some of it too.  I am so excited though to see them on their “first” of trying something new.  Like when my baby tried his first taste of ice cream, and a few months later, his first taste of cake too.

I just accept that eating is a sticky business when you are young.  So I plan ahead and keep a stash of wipes with me to clean up after eating.


I am constantly reaching for the wipes to clean up the sticky mess before it spreads like a wild fire to other, not so easy to clean, places.


Handy Tips:

Let the kids get sticky, icky, grimy, and messy as they explore and learn about the world around them.  But keep a stash of wipes handy at ALL times!

        1.  I keep wipes in my purse for wiping off unexpected buggers and snot that 
             needs cleaned up before going into a store.
        2.  I keep wipes in my purse to wipe off the handel bar of a shopping cart, and 
             to wipe the kids off after they have touched the check out counter at the store.
The kids are better off after having a great “sticky situation” and
 “hands on” learning experience.

Disclaimer:  I participated in a Wet Ones campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting. I received a promotional item in exchange for participating.  All opinions expressed are my own honest opinion.

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About Melinda Weiser

I am a sinner, saved by grace. I am on a journey and offer to share my story with the hope that it will bless you. My one desire is to bring glory to my creator. I am a wife and the mother of 6 children, plus two in heaven. I enjoy homeschooling, research, teaching, homesteading, natural gardening, grass based farming, cooking, fresh raw milk, herbs, children, midwifery, and music. I am a writer, biblical mentor, and also work part time in the healthy foods and vitamin business I have a BSW degree from Kansas State University, and trained professionally as a medical social worker, biblical counselor, tutor, and vocal performer. Thank you for stopping by to read about our homeschool and family life adventures. Be blessed!

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