Friday, September 28, 2007

Squishy squash

For the last few years, I've always wondered, what it is that attracts a young un, to the really amazing contraption called the " liquid hand wash"
I have tried several means to keep it around most days....the cute lil bottle sits there smiling at all but me....the reason!! it's empty ..and I had just filled it 2 days ago...I tried lifting it and checking under to see if there was a crack in the butt ( pun unintended) , but it was as smooth as a baby's bottom...turned it around and made some heavy calculations....2 days ago I had emptied a 200 gms of refilll into it...the stuff that 'foams up and adds more playtime to my house kinds'....and today its empty????
Then I hear the big complaint box sitting all smug in his room, waiting to sneak on his lil brother...and I knew what had happened...





The liquid hand wash, is used to clean, mudbombs( the yucky variety which gets rolled into a ball in the sandpit!! ---I threw the hopes of claymodelling after this) , beyblades, paintbrushes, erasers ( after it gets that black smuck, after being used very liberally on the helpless paper) , pebbles( if my estate manager even gets to hear this , i'll be thrown out of this complex) collected from the very neatly laid garden...more that I just can't list out...so what did u expect....empty after 2 days....



So in a fit of frustration and compressed anger....I forbade the lil tyke from using handwash....just the ordinary, green anti septic ( just like in those ads-- my family is a healthy family cos we use ******....ting tong !! ) soap, for him.
Yeah it worked wonders...he did use the soap...very liberally and thoughtfully, he broke it up into many fragments to keep for a rainy day....but by the end of the day I had this....
Now I know what limited TV watching can do to kids :( A la Dexter in my yard...








But at least it made me realise his love for liquid hand wash...

well he did ask me to type in the words for the descriptions...

and I still give him the solid bar to wash his hands

11 comments:

Vivek Ram said...

hahaha...that drawing is so cute!:)

Ziah said...

That illustration is too cute ya! :)

Prats said...

Hutch puppy says thanku thanku

Hip Grandma said...

These brats can find unexpected uses for everyday things.Good he did not swallow some of your liquid hand wash.Nice of you to visit my site.And 'emotional ecology' is a good term.feel like elaborating it.

Prats said...

@hip grandma: Thats my prayer every morning, dat they dont chew or eat or drink non food stuff most days ;)
Thanks for dropping in, u can go thru the rest too...

Niall said...

Hello Prats!..Thank you for visiting my site..yes my meeting with Preeti and Satish was very specia..I love the fact that humans where ever they come from are the same..but the cultural differences can be so different..I love the fact that if we allow it and it seek for it to be, that our common humanity can transcend all barriers!

I like d this post by trhe way..reminds me of my daughter who is also the culprit in the case of the vanishing hand wash..(it's when she opens her Doll's hair salon!)

Prats said...

hey, Niall
Yes, its so true, humanity does go beyond all that.
Your daughter sound so sweet....

Tys on Ice said...

my Object in Perpetual Motion , threw the whole hand washing liquid, dishwashing liquid and bathing suds and created the bubbliest bath ever...

Prats said...

@tys....these liquid wash do say wash!!! I guess we parents just dont get it right....heheh....The bath would have been memorable i'm sure

Tys on Ice said...

memorable? it was almost like being in some snow country..but it was fun and the TV got washed for the first time in its history...

Thinking Aloud said...

Now that was funny... do tell budding artist to keep it up...