You know how you sometimes have computer issues? Sometimes those issues are caused by eating around your computer and getting gunk under the keys or even by your children? You know how long it usually takes you to clean up afterwards?
Yeah. I bet you do.
The twins want you to know that they have the perfect way to make you feel better about your computer issues: they'll create worse ones here so that you can say to yourself, "See? It COULD have been worse!"
I was picking up Caitlin from school and left Eric in charge of the twins. He dared to go down to the basement for ten minutes, leaving the twins alone watching Kipper on the screen. He heard them messing around upstairs and decided they sounded happy enough and no one sounded like they were lighting anything on fire, so he let them be.
However, we all have to face reality sometime. As any parent knows, if your kids are too quiet for too long, something's up. If the twins are a little too quiet for any length of time, you just have to go find out what they're doing.
This is what he found:
You thought I was joking about how destructive they are, didn't you?
They scooped out about 1/3rd of the soil in the container to the right of the laptop in the picture (And the plants in it!) and smashed it into the keyboard. It took Eric a butter knife, a vacuum cleaner, a can of compressed air, dozens of Q-tips, rubbing alcohol and several hours to get it all out again. Not to mention all of the potting soil on the counter, chairs, floor and dining room table afterward.
The planter, after I put it all back together again, turned out very nicely. It was just waiting for the finishing touch (No, not that of 2.5 year olds, either.) to be considered complete, polished glass stones:
Now I have to keep moving it outside during the day to keep The Crazies from playing with the stones, the soil and the plants!
Do you have a worse story of kids + computers = disaster? Lay it on me in the comments!