As a mom of six children, I've personally dealt with many of these undesirable moments: absorbent diaper beads spread throughout the house, paint spilled on carpet, nail polish all over my bed, black Sharpie marker on the walls, wet wads of toilet paper thrown on the ceiling and toothpaste spread all over the floor. (Remember, disasters of this magnitude can happen in a matter of minutes, so don't be too quick to judge!)
If this happens to you — and if you have children, it will — try not to lose your cool. Kids usually make messes because they are curious and creative, not because they are trying to destroy the house, make you mad or make a mess. It's all a part of the learning process.
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