Friday, January 15, 2010

The Proper Care and Feeding of your Gremlin #4

My gremlin learned the art of drinking your milk after the cereal is gone.  Yes, that's sugar cereal stuck to his forehead.
Lesson #4
If you want to present a clean house to your parents and in-laws, NEVER tell your Gremlin that Grandmas and Grandpas are coming.  NEVER  He will refuse napping.  You may even end up considering Benadryling your Gremlin in your crazed state. 

AND in your frantic rushed state, NEVER on said day feed your Gremlin Ramen Noodles "because they're fast."  It is NOT a quick clean up when a Gremlin is involved.  Ramen Noodles do not wipe up.  They smeeeeeear. 

Bonus Lesson
NEVER teach your Gremlin how to open the fridge thinking it will help him be more independent and take some work off your shoulders.  You should see what a Gremlin can do with an illegally obtained Capri-Sun. 


Leslie said...

I can't believe how much this little gremlin looks like big gremlin #1! So cute - reminds me of how you and Rachel look similar. Today Em saw a younger pic of you on my screen saver and said - look! It's aunty Rachel!

JoMamma said...

Dang it my gremlins know how to open the fridge. I'm in for a word of hurt. Good luck with the guests.

tina said...

Yeah, dried up ramen noodles sweep up much better than fresh ones. Same with rice and many other "wet" food items. That's why my floor is a mess! I leave them for a while, probably longer than necessary, then sweeping is a breeze!

Nikki said...


LOL! You are a smart SMART woman. What a fantastic tip!

Smockity Frocks said...

Hey, Nikki, just wanted to let you know that Madison made a GIGANTIC batch of your beans. We put 4 big ziploc bags in the freezer, and fed the family with some. There are plenty left over, too!

Anyway, I hope you know how you have positively impacted my daughter! She kept saying, "Nikki said not to add salt." "Nikki said to make sure the water was 3 inches above the beans."

We were all so proud of her when they came out great!

Thank you!

Nay said...

I actually thought that was an older picture of Pookie!! I'm very strict about the fridge. No one enters without parental help. I learned that after a spilt gallon of juice on the floor. It drives me crazy when other kids come over and get into my fridge. This way I know my kids aren't getting into others fridges. Have fun with Grandma and Grandpa!!

Nikki said...


That is so awesome. I am flattered. I'm glad they worked out. She's a smart girl. I'm sure I'll be reading good cooking and housekeeping tips from her in no time. :)


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