07 December 2007

Squirting Tub Toys

JUST SAY NO. LOUDLY. I'm serious.
They're selling tub toys as squirters but some aren't advertised that way and still have the squirting capability. Along with the squirting capability comes the sucking of the water into the interior of the plastic toy. Unless you're removing every speck of water out of these critters then disinfecting the innards with bleach or rubbing alcohol or something that will get rid of the moisture, you WILL have bacteria crud growing inside.
It's really fun to hear your 4yr old daughter shriek with fear when she squirts the leftover water from the toys and out pours flecks of black, gross crap all throughout the tub. No, it's not, really, I was just being silly.
We do love playing with toys in the tub, so instead we encourage the non-holy types (although we consider ourselves to be religious in this house). We have some scuba diver guys with a shark cage, raft, turtles, dolphin, shark and submarine. None of which allow for water gunk. There's my public service announcement for a while.

12 comments:

Bek said...

Amen. My kids had an assortment of ducks that turned cruddy. the next time I bought tub toys, I put calking in the cracks. (I am not as smart as you and ddin't look for toys w/ out holes).

Besides, isn't there ENOUGH water on the bathroom floor already during bathtime? Really.

Lucky Red Hen said...

Bek, you're a genius! That's a simple solution :o) Genius.

Geo said...

That freaky slimy black gunk discovered while playin in the tub as a little kid is probably why I'm so doggone tough today. I ain't scared o' nuthin' no more.

c jane said...

But that octopus is very attractive to me.

Darrell said...

The boys squirt all the time with those things, and I've seen the black cruddy stuff a few times! Great photo!

Sweet N' Low said...

That is seriously disgusting.

luckyzmom said...

Darn. I am going to have to return all the tub toys I just bought to send to you for the kids for Christmas! You never did get back to me about that, so I had to get something.

luckyzmom said...

Just kidding!

Frank DiMeo said...

Yea, sometimes it feels like we have a few science projects going on when we have kids.

The scary ones are the ones we don't know about (projects, not kids that is). (:

Julie said...

Ewwww. I hate that about squirting tub toys. Deeeeesgusting!

MattDJ said...

And we thought we were the only ones!!! Guess I can't mail you ours huh? :-)

Glad to see you're alive again S!! Keep it up!!!

Dinea de Photo said...

Shannon,
You crack me up. Hope you didn't have too much flooding up North. Let's get together sometime.
Dinea