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Parent Participation

Published October 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.


This month, in honor of Lyric Theatre Company's upcoming production of "A Christmas Story The Musical," we asked our Facebook followers to tell us about a sticky situation their kid has gotten into (like the one Flick from "A Christmas Story" finds himself in when he licks the flagpole!). Find some of their funny stories below. And catch "A Christmas Story The Musical" from November 9-12 at the Flynn MainStage in Burlington.

A couple of weeks ago, my daughter was in her craft room. At one point she needed help with some glitter glue pens. I helped her and then left. A bit later she yelled out saying she needed help cleaning up some glitter. I thought it was glitter glue, so probably not too much of a mess. Since I was cooking something, I yelled back to her to try using a wipe to clean it up. It was quiet for a while longer, then she comes out to the kitchen and says "Mom, can you help me clean up this glitter?" I looked at her and the first thing I noticed were her feet, which were totally purple and green and sparkly! I started to try to wipe them off, then noticed that there was glitter up her legs, all over her arms and on her clothes. It turns out I had jars of glitter that I had forgotten about. There was basically a blanket of glitter everywhere.
—Kimberly Richards Meilleur

Last week, my 5-year-old son wandered out of the ABCmouse app and into the eBay app, where he managed to order 400 wheelbarrows at $117 a piece. We found out 24 hours later when the seller sent us the $47,000 invoice. Thankfully, we were able to cancel the order, but every time I hear the beep of a truck backing up, I can't help but look out the window to make sure it's not a flatbed full of wheelbarrows.
—Carrie Foster Hungerford

My daughter loves Silly Putty! Well, not long ago she left it in a window out of the container. Let's just say 90-degree weather, Silly Putty, and a cat's fur don't work well together! We ended up having to nicely hold down said cat while my husband cut the Silly Putty from his fur. Needless to say, no more Silly Putty in our house!
—Rebecca Poquette

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.