1. Porridge or Weet-Bix
There is no better way to start your morning than with a bowl of healthy grains… especially all down your shirt. And the best thing about Weet-Bix and porridge is how it turns into cement within 60 seconds of being applied.
2. Some sort of bodily fluid
At this time of year, snot is fairly likely. But it’s just as likely to be something even nastier, especially when toilet training.
3. Paint, Play Doh or another equally annoying-to-clean-up craft item
Even when wearing an art smock, the paint or Play Doh still manages to get all over the clothing (and in the hair). And don’t even get me started on glitter…
4. Permanent pen that she somehow extracted from a locked drawer
5. Ice cream
Considering how desperate kids are for ice cream, a surprisingly amount of it seems to miss their mouths. Watching my child eat ice cream is one of the most stressful things I do as a parent.
The bright pink or orange stuff especially.
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7. Grass stains
For every bite that makes it into his mouth, two bites will make it onto his shirt. It’s the law of yoghurt. Even those easy peasy pouch yoghurts can cause complications in the hands of a toddler.
9. Tomato sauce
Whether from pizza, spaghetti bolognese or as the topping for hot chips, tomato based sauces are ever present with kids. After all, tomato sauce is my kids’ condiment of choice for every food from hot chips to chicken to broccoli.
10. Berries – any variety!
If it’s round, juicy and colourful, then it’s going to make an excellent addition to the front of any shirt.
11. Ingrained dirt
Not just normal one-layer dirt – that would be too easy to clean. We’re talking about the kind of dirt from when your toddler has been playing in a muddy puddle while wearing white socks.
Especially if it’s red and expensive.
13. Mashed up banana and/or avocado
Bonus points if there’s some hidden in their pockets.
We forgot to mention what has been spilled all over the floor, including dried up bits of toast, broken biscuits, pasta shells and pretty much anything that is green and good for you (which the dog also refuses to eat).
Despite the messes they make and the laundry they go through each and every day, we can’t help but love watching our toddlers enjoy all that life has to offer, stains and all.
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