Kids Destroy House With Bag of Flour and Get Their 15 Minutes
Have you seen the video of the two boys spreading flour all over their house? It has over 2 million hits on YouTube and keeps growing.
Seems that mom wasn't feeling well and headed to the bathroom for a longer than normal visit and forgot to lock the safety latch on the cupboard. Her boys drag the bag of flour out and make their own mosh pit. Her reaction as she finds the mess? She repeats "Oh my Gosh!" about 100 times, grabs her video camera and puts it on YouTube, ostensibly for her relatives.
Millions of hits later, she is on The Today Show defending herself against detractors who say the whole thing was a hoax.
I don't know if it was a hoax or not, but I am inclined to think it was. Only because, who really has a safety latch on their pantry? As well, I doubt that two toddlers could spread flour that high onto the photos. But whatever. If you want to make a mess and ruin your house to get on a morning show, so be it. The public does not take nicely to hoaxes, and comeuppance is ugly.
If it was an attempt at fame, we have seen worse (I'm talking to you, balloon boy). If it was real, then I apologize for doubting. Either way, it was a giant mess to clean up and the family got a free trip to New York to appear on The Today Show.
We do know that kids can make awful, ridiculous messes given five minutes and some access. My daughter seems to be the interior decorator in the family, with markers and stickers. Last year, she dropped a bottle of red nail polish on my bathroom floor. The tile wasn't a problem, but the grout! Now we have red grout and beige tiles. It's not pretty.
There is obviously great interest in the damage that kids do to our homes (as well as our psyches, bodies and relationships). I wrote about Sh*t My Kids Ruined a year and a half ago, and since then there have been a book and millions of views!
What about you? Do you have any YouTube-worthy incidents? What have your kids ruined lately? Also, any tips on removing nail polish from grout would be appreciated.
Want more chaos? Last year, I wrote about why my husband had an XBox Kinect hiding in the garage. (My son read that post before Chanukah and told everyone he was getting a Kinect...troubles of being a mom blogger.)