Is there something you no longer keep in your house?

United States
July 17, 2010 9:10pm CST
I was just reminded of the time my twins got into the bleach... and since that day I haven't bought any bleach and no longer keep it in the house. The twins were about 2 years old. I kept the bleach on a shelf up above the washer and dryer, next to the laundry detergent.. far out of the kid's reach. In the time it took me to go to the bathroom, the twins had dragged one of our heavy kitchen chairs over to the washer, climbed on top of it, got the bleach down, managed to open it even though it had a child proof cap, spilled it all over the washer and floor, and they were both sitting in a puddle of it as I came out of the bathroom. I immediately scooped them both up, one in each arm, and put them in the tub.. clothes still on and all.. and ran the water rinsing them off.. even pouring water over there faces because I was afraid the bleach may have gotten in their eyes (though they weren't crying at all.. they didn't appear hurt). After thouroughly rinsing them I rushed them both to the closest clinic (didn't even bother taking the time to put shoes on them.. just threw clean clothes on them and ran out the door). They were checked out by a doctor and I was told they were fine... no chemical burns what so ever.. thank goodness for that! Yep.. my twins always kept me on my toes!
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@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I always figured that twins would equal double trouble, but I've never had twins of my own to raise. However, I do have my son and my niece that are two months apart and lived together until my son was about two and a half years old. Let me tell you, the two of them tried me more than my daughter has ever done. They never got me to the point that there were things that I no longer keep in the house, but they did make me put child locks on the cabinets (something I never had to do with Kathryn). Thankfully they are starting to settle down now.
• United States
20 Jul 10
The twins broke all of my child locks on the cabinets and fridge and anywhere else I put them... they also broke down babygates and were climbing over them when they were only a year old.
@dorannmwin (36608)
• United States
9 Aug 10
Oh, the lock that we have on the fridge is not a child lock for that one, it is a lock for a shed or something like that which hubby drilled into the fridge to keep the kids out. No one can get in the fridge unless they have the key. As far as the other locks, they lasted for about a couple of months, but that is it.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
18 Jul 10
Now that was scary.. I would have freaked out.. the only thing we don't keep in the house right now is the trash can..I hate that my husband makes me keep it outside. And every time someone has to toss something away they have to go outside to do it..it drives me up the wall..My sister says my 17th month old niece keeps her on her toes since she is constantly into things that it is easier to take her with her then to leave her because she would be off and in to something as soon as her back is turned..lol I guess it is best to either have eyes in the back of your head,nail your chairs to the floor or a locked cabinet.lol..
• United States
19 Jul 10
Locked cabinets don't work.. I've tried that, and the kids just break the locks. They've also broken down baby gates that were meant to keep them out of particular rooms, like the kitchen.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
20 Jul 10
ahh..that's true..some can't keep kids out of stuff if they truly want in it bad enough..
@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Jul 10
I had all my cleaning stuff way up high in a cabinet when the kids were little. And I have the cat food up high because the little buggers just rip into the bags. But nothing that I had to get rid of...
• United States
19 Jul 10
One of my cats is also the type to rip the bag.. for some reason he refuses to eat out of the bowl and wants it fresh from the bag.
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@dawnald (84129)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Jul 10
Mine will eat from the bowl, but if it's empty, they will go for the bag.
@pastigger (618)
• United States
19 Jul 10
I have been lucky my daughter has never messed with dangerous items. She has however found things that I haven't seen in years and lost things that have never returned. She found a gold photo pen and decided to draw in her room, that was fun to clean up.n I have no idea where she found that pen. There is still a book that has gold photo pen on it. And for days I would find more or she would point it out to me. She got her crib and her table and a rocking horse. It was pretty funny The she colored on her sheets with crayon, but that came out too. Then she was coloring at the table while I made dinner and she kept telling me I go crayon on the table. I didn't think much of it until I went over and she had colored half of the table. It was really hard not to laugh because she kept telling me and I just didn't get it. To this day we are still missing a dvd remote and a couple of socks. Have no idea where they went. Her new favorite thing to do is to open the cabinets with the child locks on them. We have had several talks about that. I hope we can make it through with out any tradgies, I worry more about her scaping her noise again more than getting into cleaner but I try my best to keep my eyes open and find out what she is going when it gets quiet. She has decided that she is a big girl and can potty by herself now, all I can say was why didn't she pick a day when the toilet paper was closer to empty, There was a whole roll on the floor!
• United States
19 Jul 10
Well that's all very typical child stuff.. and there's plenty more to come. Sounds like she's quite lively for being an only child... some of mine have been mischivous and some have been pretty low key.. it's the mischivous ones you have to watch like a hawk!
@lynnemg (4540)
• United States
18 Jul 10
I bet that was scary!! I never had a scare like that, thank goodness, however, I no longer keep nail polish in my house because my now 8 year old daughter and 9 year old son once decided to get up very early in the morning without waking me up. They found the nail polish and permanent markers and decided to climb the walls to paint them. I woke up because of the smell and walked out into my hallway to find a huge mess. I was never able to get all of it cleaned off and ended up having to repaint my walls. I never have been one to wear much nail polish anyway so I can't say that it bothers me to keep nail polish out of my house.
• United States
18 Jul 10
That wouldn't have been as big a deal for me.. mainly because my walls are already colored on with pen, pencil, crayon, marker.. whatever else the kids get their hands on. They used lipstick once. I've given up trying to clean it off (I have 5 kids.. oldest is 13, youngest is 2). There are certain things I've just learned to live with.. like their artwork on my walls, lumps and holes in my sofa.. things like that.
@GardenGerty (88740)
• Marion, Kansas
18 Jul 10
When there are two of them they can gang up on you. I never had to completely remove something from my house, but my sister's boys, who are not twins, dyed the cat once when she was napping. She had to nap as she was undergoing chemo and working two jobs. Poor girl.They had hair dye everywhere.
• United States
18 Jul 10
Oh the poor cat!
@ET28LV (1895)
• Latvia
1 Aug 10
Hi there, Really I do not know about things If there are which my parents was throw out. But, I remember when I was a little kid I always eat toothpaste my parents was shocked to seen that, because I had eat all tube. Also once time I had eat shower gel then I feel sick my parents get me to doctor, but he was said all be well with me. I know only that after this accidents my parents put this things where I can't get them. I just imagine how hard is to take care with twins. You are strong mother/father... Take care, Have a nice day!
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
20 Jul 10
You are a wonderful mother to have protected your children like you have. I can't think of anything that I have taken out of my house because of my kids. You did the right thing by taking them to the doctor and rinsing them off. I am glad that they were fine. And you are too. You are a brave and caring mother.
18 Jul 10
It's the beauty of having kids makes our world go round.Sometimes we cant blame them for doing such thing like that specially in the times of exploring themselves in a world we living.I remember one time when I was gone home. I just left my two kids with there father whose in with my little boy.My eldest was awake with her grandmother.When she gets tired playing with her grandmother she went up stares and the two guys where sleeping.She saw my make up kit in the drawer of my closet she took it and then put make up on her face then while his dad and my youngest were sleeping she draw something on there faces that makes them look funny around in the eyes nose lips put dot on the cheeks.Then I got home then ask my mother in law wheres my girl she said shes afters sleeping I went up but in my surprise she said Mommy you home already then she wink her little eyes and acted like a princess and said mommy Am I pretty instead of getting mad I just hug her and smile and then get her in our room to clean her up but seeing the two guys I couldn't stop laughing for they got funny face.Then they woke up and ask whats happening? I just said look in the mirror.Surprise! Then they laugh as well and my little boy said mom I ask my sister what she doing I am tickles and she said nothing then I sleep again not knowing I have something on my face.I just said its part of growing up baby.And I reminded my girl and tell her not to touch my stuffs again and its bad thing to touch someone's stuff then she promise never again.
@katiesueg (259)
• Italy
18 Jul 10
I decided not to have bleach or draino when my kids were young. About the only detergents I kept was my regular dishwashing soap which checking did not have any poison symbols and dash for the washing macine. I don't think that was all that dangerous. About the only medications I kept were aspirine and remedies for things like earaches. I gave up wearing earrings for many years because they would try and pull on them whenever I wore them and I was afraid of having part of my ear torn off. Still, my boys were a handful, and I don't think a day went by without them fighting. One day I was very surprised that they were being quiet, so I went into their room to see what they were up to. They had taken a bottle of talcum powder and poured all of the contents on the bottom of their armoire. I should have known, quiet children spells trouble.
18 Jul 10
Anything that smells like false peaches is not allowed in my house. I mean like air fresheners and such things. This is because, many many years ago, I got drunk on this stuff and I cannot remember what it was. Anyway it made me so ill the next day and all I could taste in my mouth was this nasty peachy taste. And still to this day I cannot stand anything like that in the house, it makes me feel ill all over again.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
18 Jul 10
Oh my that would be scary. I am now a grandmother and try to keep my meds up where the kids can not reach, but they are clever. I remember seeing my granddaughter climb up the section of cupboard with three drawers at about 2 years old. She can get any where she wants to go. Just keep smiling..