Half of parenting is touching gross stuff (the other parts consist of watching cartoons and answering questions).
The cutest little ones can produce their weight in “stuff you need to clean up” each day. This is a fact supported by Science, and you can’t argue with Science.
Part of being prepared for this parenting gig is to be ready to handle the mystery gunk of the day.
Kleenex helps parents have on hand an arsenal of tools to deal with whatever life (and small noses) produce.
During cold weather, nothing is more useful than a Kleenex. I’ve had to make lesser substitutions, and it ain’t pretty.
This week I put a specially designed box of Kleenex in my car. The clever, narrow box fits between seats, in a console or in the door pocket.
I have already used it fifty-seven times (just a guess), mostly to take care of facial evidence of secret afternoon chili-tot snacks.
I’ve added the new triple-ply pocket packs to my purse, because when you need a Kleenex, you need a Kleenex.
I think most of us can bring to mind a time or two when we’ve been caught without them. Once or twice a year, Kleenex is the most important thing in a parent’s purse or pocket.
If you have very little ones, throw a pocket pack in the diaper bag too, because you never know.
My girls are pre-teens, so I’ve given them small, useful wallet packs to help them built their Lady MacGyver skills. The wallet packs are slim enough for a pocket and have cool patterned package that pass the “Cool” test for all four of my kids, even my teen boys.
For my husband and his pet allergies, I’ll keep a box of Cool Touch Kleenex in the living room. Bless his heart, in the cooler months when we are all inside more, he’ll need a tissue that soothes his skin.
These tissues are cool—literally! They are soft and unscented, but when they contact your skin, the moisturizers and aloe can reduce the temperature of skin sensitive from a cold, allergies or just the weather.
This fall, for only a few dollars, you can be prepared for almost anything life throws at you. Wouldn’t that be a nice change? It’s nice to have a simple solution to half of the problems of parenting.
Do you have the worst I-didn’t-have-a-Kleenex story? See mine in the comments.
I received product from Kleenex via Mom Bloggers Club to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
Why you need to carry your own Kleenex:
Once I was an an event with a friend. She’s into handkerchiefs and carries very pretty embroidered ones.
I needed a Kleenex and didn’t have one, so I make the international gesture for “I need a tissue” when she handed me her handkerchief. It was…soiled.
I had to use some sleight of hand to pretend to use the cloth.
I got an adorable little tissue holder from a friends etsy shop. Can I link it?
Yes, please. That would be fine. I think the best thing about a tissue holder is that it would be a reminder to keep some in your purse.
Well…it appears she doesn’t have any more in her stock right now. But I’m linking it anyway because it’s very cute! http://www.etsy.com/transaction/51271795
I was wrong. She has some.
Good–those are cute! I love Etsy.
Susan in the Boonies says
When you need a disposable tissue, nothing else, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ELSE, will do.
I rest my case.
They should send you a CASE for this post.
I need a case around here.
Try those Cool Touch if you get a chance. They are really good.