Saturday, August 02, 2008

Opposable thumbs

1. One gallon jug (refill) of Windex

2. One 32 oz. bottle of liquid hand soap

3. One half-gallon bottle of vegetable oil

4. One tube of lip gloss (Brand: Loreal, Color: Desert Rose)

5. One gallon of bleach

6. One full tube of Colgate kids toothpaste (bubble gum flavor)

7. Four bottles of Suave kids shampoo

A seemingly random list. However, these items do have a few things in common:

1. None of their containers include a child-proof cap

2. They are messy to clean up when spilled, smeared or otherwise wiped where they don't belong

3. To open these containers, one must have developed a fine motor skill involving the mammalian opposable thumb

Muggsy developed that skill about 3 weeks ago and has been practicing ever since.

Note to self: buy a steam cleaner


Cath said...

Oh my! Isn't 2 a fun age? Prepares you for their teens! ;)

BusyDad said...

Ugh! Thumbs suck! So does the ability to throw. Down with evolution and physics!!

Mr Lady said...

Dude. DUDE. That blows. :)

(PS: Your question is up at SRD.)

Linda Beeson said...

ekkkkk - my youngest was an expert at those kinds of things!!! I feel your pain!