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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Let Them Eat...


This may well be the absolute BEST idea I have ever come across. I know I read this somewhere, I'm just not really sure where.

My little ones adore Popsicles and suckers, but they are so messy. So this weekend it occurred to me that sponges were the perfect solution to my messy problem.

I went to the dollar store and bought a couple of packs of small improperly shaped sponges. Then I cut a slit in each sponge that I wanted to use. I made a few for Grandma Janet's house and a few for my house. I will be taking a few to Grandma Shari's house and my neighbor's house, as well, because they worked so well.

This is so simple that even the youngest child can handle eating a Popsicle with less mess.

What you do is this: Take your Popsicle and slide the stick of the Popsicle down through the slit in the sponge. The drips will fall on the sponge and be absorbed instead of dribbling down your little one's hands and arms and clothes and onto the floor and --- well, you get the picture. The sponge can be rinsed out or washed in the dishwasher, or thrown away if you buy the big packs at the dollar store and don't feel like dealing with washing them.

So, now you can let them eat their Popsicles without stressing so much over the inevitable mess because the mess will be caught in the new spongy drip catcher.


SoccerMom said...

what a good idea! I am going to definitely share that with my brother for his kids!

Liss said...

This is Fantastic. Silly me uses tissues and as you can imagine they get stuck to the icy pole and eating tissue is never nice. Come summer over my side of the world and I will have my stock plie of sponges really. Thanks heaps for this tip :)