"My heart stopped. I started laughing because when I'm in shock I laugh, but really I was angry. Talc is finally banned," the mother said, recalling how she felt when she entered the room
Whoever still thinks parenting is easy can have a chat with Christina Milford-Scott who will tell you otherwise. The mum-of-three has gone viral after she shared the story of how she jokingly threatened to "sell her kids on eBay" after they covered her living room with talcum powder, reported Mirror UK.
The young mother says she had already prepared herself for a day of "chaos" as it was her youngest daughter Celeigh's first birthday but she didn't think she would have to sacrifice her brand new $1395.14 sofas. The 23-year-old had left her eldest children, Bronwyn, four, and Sorin, two, to play in the living room while she went on to complete some chores. She came back and found the two covered in talcum powder, "looking white as ghosts". She dreaded what might have happened to the living room so she and her husband Jareth went to check. To their horror, the entire room was daubed in white powder, including the carpet, curtains, lampshade, and their brand new leather sofas.
"We just walked really slowly into the lounge. I just knew," she said. "This was a 500g tub. Brand new and unopened. It was for the baby and I'd just bought it on Thursday. I left it in one of the bags and they just went through it. The first thing I thought of was my leather sofas. They're real leather and you have all the crevices. We've not even had them for a couple of months. They've been in storage for the majority of the time." The couple first ensured that the children were bathed to avoid any further damage and they then spent more than two hours cleaning up the mess the duo had created in a matter of few minutes. "My heart stopped. I started laughing because when I'm in shock I laugh, but really I was angry. I was livid. They have done this before but nothing on this scale. You'd think we learnt our lesson. Third time round talc is finally banned," the mother said.
She further added, "these children are going to drive me insane and I have finally got over the funny thought of selling them on eBay. It's funny because I have been threatening to sell them on eBay jokingly and now I think it's about time I create the ad." Christina then shared hilarious photos of the 'incident' online which soon went viral. She soon got comments from other parents who said that they could not only relate to her but also told her that she should be grateful it wasn't Sudocrem. "Ahh you've cheered me up so much, I really thought it was only my kids who owned the ability to trash our house," a mother said, while another wrote, "please say it's flour and not Sudocrem? Flour you can clean, Sudocrem you may as well just sell the house."