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Dumbest Question of the Year... user banned
16th Jun '13

And the award goes to.....This Post! (probably)



So, I'm at a friend's apartment helping him out with some things for a few days, and he's a total guy. Not like a disgusting pig or anything, but he has his "Bro" habits; namely bringing condiments into the living room while he's eating.



I just put on a movie for DD and said "Hey, go sit on the couch and watch it." and I notice she's carrying a mustard bottle. Like, cradling it under one arm. I took it from her and she started WAILING, so I thought about it, and just gave it back. Haha. She's not doing anything with it, she's just holding it like one of her baby dolls an watching a movie.



I feel like I should take it just because...you know..toddlers aren't supposed to play with mustard (hahaha) but she's not making a mess or anything..



Haha. What would you guys do? I feel so silly for posting this but I don't see the point in antagonizing a fit if she's really not doing anything wrong. I'm still a new-ish mom, so please feel free to tell me if this is a bad idea!

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
16th Jun '13

Meh. I'd let her tote it around for a bit. She'll tire of it soon.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20247 posts
status 16th Jun '13

Let her have it lol. My son does that sometimes. As long as he's not making a mess i just get it back later.

GoldenGirls 1 child; North Carolina 1225 posts
16th Jun '13

I'm a newish mom too. DD is 19 months. I figure, most messes and be cleaned up, and if she isn't hurting herself or anyone else, there isn't any harm in her playing with mustard.

Alice. 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Manchester, United Kingdom 1926 posts
status 16th Jun '13

DS does this with everything he's not supposed to. We leave him to it as long as it's not dangerous. Shoes, deodorant, tupperware, I'm sure if he had a mustard bottle we'd leave him with it!

Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18661 posts
16th Jun '13

As long as you're sitting there watching her I'd let her keep it. I wouldn't want mustard everywhere :lol:

. , ., VA, United States 74434 posts
status 16th Jun '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" Meh. I'd let her tote it around for a bit. She'll tire of it soon. "

:!:
As long as she's not opening it and dumping mustard all over then she's good imo lol.

Always♥Faithful 2 kids; CHERRY POINT, North Carolina 21661 posts
16th Jun '13

As long as DD wasn't opening it and attempting to make a mess, I'd let her keep it. I'm sure she would get bored of the mustard before too long anyways. lol

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
16th Jun '13

Depends on what type of bottle it is. If it's a squeeze bottle I'd probably trade her for a more "secure" condiment, because I wouldn't want mustard all over lol

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
16th Jun '13

I'm glad I'm not the only one! I grew up with really strict grandparents and I'm sure they'd have a cow if they saw DD with a mustard bottle. Haha. She doesn't know how to open it and isn't trying, I think she just assumes it's a baby toy because it's so bright. I figure that with a 20 m/o attention span, she'll forget about it soon anyway.




Thanks for not making me feel like a dummy guys. C:

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting Rd.:" Depends on what type of bottle it is. If it's a squeeze bottle I'd probably trade her for a more "secure" condiment, because I wouldn't want mustard all over lol"


It's a snap top, thank goodness. Haha. I have problems flipping it open sometimes. Lol.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" I'm glad I'm not the only one! I grew up with really strict grandparents and I'm sure they'd have a cow ... [snip!] ... that with a 20 m/o attention span, she'll forget about it soon anyway. Thanks for not making me feel like a dummy guys. C:"


My kids have done stuff like that with fridge items. Soy sauce in particular. I just taped the top down and let 'em carry it around til they were sick of it. Messes can be cleaned, it's fine.

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" My kids have done stuff like that with fridge items. Soy sauce in particular. I just taped the top down and let 'em carry it around til they were sick of it. Messes can be cleaned, it's fine. "


SO always gets stressed over her messes and accidents, and I'm just like "What's the point? There's always going to be more." Haha. Plus, she likes helping me clean, so it's not a big deal to me.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
16th Jun '13
Quoting The Andromeda Strain:" SO always gets stressed over her messes and accidents, and I'm just like "What's the point? There's always going to be more." Haha. Plus, she likes helping me clean, so it's not a big deal to me. "

Yeah, you know, you have to pick your battles. I'd rather clean up a little mess than listen to screaming, myself. Kids are always experimenting and discovering. It gets messy sometimes. No big deal.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
16th Jun '13

I agree with everyone else. She'll get bored with it eventually. :)