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Luna091306
I'm banning gum and candy from my house!
March 1, 2013 at 10:06 AM

 Since the kids don't seem to know how to keep it in their mouths or throw it away when they are done. Every single time dh's kids come to visit I find gum stuck on tables and furniture. It's disgusting!!! Last night I found a dum dum stuck to the bed in their room and another one opened on the floor. I am sick of it, so I want to ban it all! Dh always buys them gum as a treat, but I'm the one walking around finding it stuck all over the place and when I ask whose it is no one will own up to it. When I was a kid we were not allowed to chew gum except on special occasions, I suspect for this very reason. lol

Thoughts? Is that fair? Do you allow gum and candy in your home?

Replies

  • momof2891
    March 1, 2013 at 10:10 AM
    I will get it as a treat but they have to sit at the table, especially if its candy, until they are done. I am tired of finding candy all but melted on my furniture and carpet.
  • aphrodite7400
    March 1, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    how old are the kids, OP?  i would ban it too, until they are old enough to throw away their garbage. 

  • NNB
    by NNB
    March 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    No sweets ever here!


  • lucky2Beeme
    March 1, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    Candy was a huge treat for my kids. Not an every day or even once a week thing. Gum we pretty much didn't buy. I don't chew it and neither does dh. I would flip if I found candy or gum stuck to furniture or bedding. Like you said That's just NASTY.

  • Artillwife01
    March 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    we don't keep it in the house or use it as a treat very often but it is limited to the table at our house. good luck!

  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    March 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM
    I hear ya. We are on Popsicle pop and have been for 2 years. They seem unable to throw the sticks away....
  • notjstasocermom
    March 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    yes thats fair.

  • EvilAsh
    by EvilAsh
    March 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    My kids are too young for gum and rarely have candy. Not really an issue here. They know to throw their trash away though.

  • elijahXmom
    March 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM
    I did at my house for a few years. I did give it back. My braking point was pulling a bed cover out of dryer with gum all over it and the dryer.


    Quoting Luna091306:

     Since the kids don't seem to know how to keep it in their mouths or throw it away when they are done. Every single time dh's kids come to visit I find gum stuck on tables and furniture. It's disgusting!!! Last night I found a dum dum stuck to the bed in their room and another one opened on the floor. I am sick of it, so I want to ban it all! Dh always buys them gum as a treat, but I'm the one walking around finding it stuck all over the place and when I ask whose it is no one will own up to it. When I was a kid we were not allowed to chew gum except on special occasions, I suspect for this very reason. lol


    Thoughts? Is that fair? Do you allow gum and candy in your home?


  • Jen137
    by Jen137
    March 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    We have banned gum in my house as well..My SO hates it anyways lol..but we have found it on the carpet and floors and so now our new rule is no more gum in the house..they can chew it outside..but as soon as they come in its going in the garbage.

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