Thursday, February 1, 2007

ICK!

Have you ever heard of "FLOAM"? I hadn't until today. The noisy boys got some for their birthday, and asked if they could open it up today. It looks innocent enough. A small plastic container full of little blue pebble-like bits. The package says, "Fun you can feel. Mash it...Mold it...Mix it...Smoosh it...No Glue...No Mess." Sounds pretty harmless, right? WRONG. It's a lie! This stuff is OF THE DEVIL. Holy cow. We opened up the package and blue goop dripped everywhere. I tried mixing it back into the strange little beads. It felt kind of like smooshing up rice krispie treats, except the marshmallows had gone cold. Nasty. And messy. The noisy boys didn't want to touch the stuff, which is a good thing. It's going in the trash. (To clog up the landfill with more useless crap! At least disposable diapers serve a PURPOSE.)

Of course, the noisy boys cleaned up their toys in record time this afternoon. I told them I'd cover them with FLOAM if they didn't.

6 comments:

clc said...

that's hilarious. i've always been suspicious of the stuff. it looks too good to be true.

Emily said...

I had floam for legs when I was pregnant. I kept telling the doctor that I had a major floam problem and he always looked confused.

A Musing Mom said...

Too bad you got Floam instead of Playfoam. The brand REALLY matters. We have Playfoam "sculpting beads and they are so much fun! No mess and hours of creativity. Learning Express sells the right stuff. Go in there and play with it so you can see what I'm talking about. I feel bad for you that you ended up with the gooey junk (guess that's life sometimes, isn't it?).
AMM

Llama Momma said...

AMM - I LOVE Learning Express. I'll have to check it out next time I'm there.

Ladies - Would you believe my husband dug the FLOAM out of the trash last night? "What's this? FLOAM!!!" Apparentely he's been watching too much late-night TV...

For now... said...

I made my boys read this post because every time they see this commercial they want this stuff!!

L.L. Barkat said...

Sounds toxic.

but you found a purpose for it. Go, Mom.