Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Solving the sticker dilemma

I used to love stickers as a kid. I would jump for joy when I would get them with gifts, at school, parties, in my stocking at Christmas, etc. About 90 percent of my childhood things have a sticker stuck to it somewhere. I never understood why my mother HATED stickers. They were so cool! How could you not love stickers??

Well, now that I am a parent myself, I see why my mom hated stickers. When kiddo gets stickers I TRY to sit with him as he arranges them on paper or activity books or adheres them to appropriate toys (racing stripes and numbers on cars…that type thing) However, somehow there will be stickers stuck to something they were not meant to. The fridge, the doors, the hardwood floors…. And they gain this magical ability to become like concrete and never come off, even with the hardcore adhesive remover. And Heaven help you if you forget to remove one from an article of clothing before it goes in the wash. What a mess!

So, I solved my sticker problem in two parts. #1: don’t give the kiddo stickers. #2 give him window clings instead!

He loves them! They stick to the fridge, to the windows, to his whiteboard easel, on the washer, the dryer, the mirror…. AND THEY COME OFF!! YAY! No more goo-gone fumes!

They have these little vinyl pieces of fun for every season at our local dollar store. If there is a holiday, you can guarantee there is a sheet of window clings to go along with it. So our little sticker loving kiddo can have fun sticking these all over and mommy doesn’t yell and scream.

Sticker problem solved!

God Bless Y’all!
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