Summer and kids and groceries and slime

When I left home to do a big grocery shopping, my 10yo daughter had a friend here and they were making slime.

glue, shaving cream, borax and food color makes slime

Slime-making, I’ll have you know, is BIG ’round here with the tweens. Especially the tween girls.

Slime is fun!

I leave them with the husband and the dog and have no idea where the teenager disappeared to. I figured he’s plugged into fortnite, where else, but I didn’t check.

He was quite anxious to get home after our 45-minute bike-ride earlier…

Two hours later, I come home and the girl pal is still here making slime. (How much freaking slime do they need?)

As the husband holds the dog back, who can barely contain himself that I’m finally back where I belong, he announces this:

“There’s 3 extra kids in the basement.”

So it appears to me that parents around the ‘hood are unplugging their teenage boys and sending them out of their house.

“Go do something outside”, they say.

They do.

They come to my house instead.


So I’m unloading the car, bringing the 17 gazillion bags into the house, thinking, with this many teenage boys here, why am I doing all this heavy lifting?

Also, where am I going to put my groceries? Because my kitchen island is a slime making station at the moment, and looks like this:

slime making station
kitchen counters and island are covered in slime making materials


An evil plan was forming in my head. I could ask the basement boys to help me bring the food in, and bribe them with watermelon, maybe?

Before I can activate my evil plan I hear the side screen door slam shut and see a bunch of fast-moving, two-wheeled things fly by my peripheral vision.

Poof, they’re gone. It’s like they can anticipate work before it even happens…

At least they’re unplugged and outside. πŸ™‚

19 thoughts on “Summer and kids and groceries and slime

  1. That’s so funny about the kids jumping houses to whoever hasn’t been banned from playing video games – they do it in our street too (and think we’re not wise to it). It’s led almost totally by the boys.

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      1. there are different ways, my kid uses white glue (elmer brand), shaving cream and a bit of hand lotion to soften it or make it more stringy. food color as well. some kids use sprinkles. πŸ™‚

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