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Old 02-25-2009, 11:34 AM   #1  
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Default My 3 yo daughter just "helped" me

She got into my room and "mounted" 6 or 7 of my brand new SU sets.

I know, I know.....totally my fault for leaving the door unlocked. But you can just imagine how well a 3 yo mounted these. Stickers too.

What a mess! I'm microwaving them to loosen them up so I can remount, but I fear that my stamps will never be the same. What an expensive lesson to learn!!!

On a positive note, she's obviously interested in stamping already and she did actually get one mounted correctly. LOL~
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Old 02-25-2009, 11:59 AM   #2  
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well, you will laugh about this some day. In fact, when she isn't in the room, I would take a pic of the mess! And the good news is that you do have a lot of new stuff!
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:01 PM   #3  
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Awww...I know the feeling!! My youngest is 8 but I babysit my 3-year-old niece and holy cow I forgot what a challenge it is to have one that age!

Nothing worse than having to FIX some huge mess when you feel you could have prevented it...I feel your pain...((HUGS)).

Yay to her for thinking stamps are fun though!! And getting one right! LOL
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Aww... bless her! How kind of her to want to help you
(Just unfortunate for you!!)
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Cute! Have fun fixing, though.
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Ahh, well at least you know that you taught her well (she did get one right)! And she obviously loves stamps! I agree with an above post, take a pic of the room! It will be a great story for when she's older! Good luck remounting all of them, I'm sure they will all be ok!
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Do boarding schools take them that young?


I'm kidding, I have a 3 yo daughter, too. I can relate!
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Make sure you take pictures so you can scrapbook! I have a really cute page of my son "scrapbooking" with me with tape tabs stuck all over him.

On the bright side, maybe you can go unmounted to see how you like it
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I agree with above! What an awesome scrapbook chance! Imagine the laughter (not today...) in another 10 or 15 years from now!!
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Thanks ladies! I will take pictures as I do scrapbook a lot as well as stamp.

I'm pretty much laughing today, although I couldn't let her see that. She was in trouble because I told her just this morning not to touch Mommy's stuff in her room and she disobeyed and did it when my back was turned. There are lots of things that she could have hurt herself on like Xactos, trimmers, paper piercers, etc. Which is all the more reason to keep the door locked (like it is right now!)

She wasn't really in trouble for the mess. I mean, how can I expect her to resist new rubbah when Mommy certainly can't?
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I agree about the dangers, my friend just had to get 5 stitches in her toe because she got cut by a rotary cutter blade under her desk--ouch!
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OMG, my 4 year old did that after I got my FIRST SU! order! She's 9 now and knows not to go near my craft stuff without asking!! And not only did she mount stamps but she stamped a bunch of papers too! I still cringe when I think about it!
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My son cleaned out the fireplace when he was 2. Filled his dump trucks.I was so lucky I caught him before he "drove" them all over the house.
I had just had my daughter and really was not up to that sort of mess.
But I DID take pictures. That is one of my funniest memories now...
You WILL laugh at this someday even though at the time it is NOT funny at all.
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Oh no! At least she didn't have to CUT them! THAT would be bad!
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Kudos to you for not going nuts about it! My children are all adults, but I remember times when I wasn't so laid back about things like that. I've learned my lesson and am completely forgiving with our grandchildren. LOL!They are little for such a short time, and you will look back on this as a wonderful memory.
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Awww! {{{HUGS}}} I know it's tough- hopefully you can fix your stamps- but it is sooo sweet that she wants to be like her Mommy! She must really love you and admire you- that just means you are a good Mom!
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I feel your pain. DS is almost 2 and is always "helping". Everytime he does something that is actually helpful or what he thinks is helpful he says, "I help, ma'i." Last night...he "helped" by picking up all of my rubber scraps I had in a pile on a piece of paper. I thought he would take them to the trash, which he likes to do. Rubber scraps are way more fun to throw up in the air, didn't you know? lol. I hope everything works out alright.
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Definatly take pictures, it will make you smile some day. Just hink that if she become a famous papercrafter someday, you'll have pictures of when it all started!

It seems like new rubbah is almost irresitable! This is Porsche she had a great time picking up stamps and wheels and stashing them on her bed. She really wasn't interested in the ribbon or cardstock.
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Too cute! At least you know where she put them! LOL!
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Inky Paws! How old is Porsche? She is adorable!

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Definatly take pictures, it will make you smile some day. Just hink that if she become a famous papercrafter someday, you'll have pictures of when it all started!

It seems like new rubbah is almost irresitable! This is Porsche she had a great time picking up stamps and wheels and stashing them on her bed. She really wasn't interested in the ribbon or cardstock.
Aww, too cute! At least she has excellent taste! She's adorable, just wanting to sleep with "her" new rubber, LOL!!!
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Porsche was about 3 months old. I volunteer for an animal sanctuary and her mother rejected her, I raised her until she was old enough to go back to the barnyard. She is the 3rd pot bellied pig that I've got to bottle raise and they are so much fun and so smart. They potty train and learn very quickly. They say they have the intelligence of a 3 year old child, so it was like kinda like having a 3 year old around.
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Reminds me of the time my boys, then 2 & 3 or 3 & 4 thougth my new book of postage stamps were stickers. It wouldn't have been so bad if DH wasn't a student at the time and we were way financially challenged and I HAD to mail bills or have things turned off. Double sided tape is not just for crafts! At least it wasn't as expensive as stamps.

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I agreee what others said already, in a few years you will laugh over this.
Maybe you should get her an old set of stamps and she will not take your stamps anymore.
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It seems like new rubbah is almost irresitable! This is Porsche she had a great time picking up stamps and wheels and stashing them on her bed. She really wasn't interested in the ribbon or cardstock.
He probably wasn't interested the CS since he didn't have ink!! lol I'm sitting here laughing my butt off at pics and the great stories. thanks I needed that!
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Definatly take pictures, it will make you smile some day. Just hink that if she become a famous papercrafter someday, you'll have pictures of when it all started!

It seems like new rubbah is almost irresitable! This is Porsche she had a great time picking up stamps and wheels and stashing them on her bed. She really wasn't interested in the ribbon or cardstock.
Now that is something you don't see everyday! She is adorable!
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Your stamps are tougher than you think, honest! I don't have a cute story to share, but back in my Stampin' virgin days (SOOO much money ago, I might add!!!), I thought it would be easier to place my stamps if I mounted the rubber on the very edge of the wood. I only mounted one set like this, thank goodness. This fall, and many (many!) stamp sets later, I decided I needed to fix this set.

*Cringe* THE FOLLOWING IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

I just ripped the rubber off the wood and repositioned the stamp. It definitely took some effort to get them off, but so far so good... They may require some TLC and extra adhesive in the future, but I doubt it. They seem perfectly fine. As for the stickers, I've had to use a little adhesive on some eBay purchased stamps before because the corners were coming loose, but it seemed to work too.

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