You see, last year I came up with the Phantom DDS for my children, so I could feel good about taking away all that teeth-rotting candy and giving them something in return. It worked well, so the Phantom decided to pay our house a visit again this year. He had rave reviews once again.
We left a very full bowl of candy, and he filled it in return with presents for the girls such as lights, pencils, and nail polish. The girls loved everything. They went to work right away putting everything to use. We painted everyone's nails in Bloodshed red, Poison purple, and Pumpkin orange. I thought the orange was particularly fun so I decided to paint my own toenails. Then, I thought I might give June a go at it, as she has never painted nails before. She did a passable job for her first try, but she enjoyed it so much that she requested to do my fingernails as well. I thought the orange might be a bit loud for my fingers, so I got out the other nail polishes and chose a subtle pink. June did a good job again and then she asked if she could play with the nail polish. This simply means that she wanted to organize the bottles and pretend play with them (she has a great imagination). Over the years we have gathered quite a collection so there are many shapes and sizes of bottles. I saw no problem with that.
We ended up heading out as a family in the afternoon so they didn't get put away like I planned. Then I went to do some shopping with June and left Tyler with the other girls. Ivory decided she needed a turn playing with the nail polish too, but unfortunately her version involves opening them and painting everything in sight...
So the moral of this story is:
Don't leave anything hazardous within reach of a two-year old—and does anyone know what might take nail polish off of carpet, clothing, and furniture? Not just the regular polish either, but the
And NO, nail polish remover does not work.
Personally, I blame the Phantom for all this!