Kids are messy. Whether they mean to be or not, it seems that there isn’t a kid alive who isn’t messy at least now and again. Our girls are no different, no matter how much I try or now much I can’t stand to be dirty!
Bethany is our little artist, she’s constantly drawing and creating making me pictures and countless crafts. They are fantastic and I love all 89 million of them…the trouble with those creations is that they cause her to be covered in something. These days (thanks to markers at school) it’s her hands, she’s daily covered from thumb/index finger joint to the ends of her fingers in markers. Some how it manages to get all over her hands, which then causes it to smear over her face when she rubs her nose and before you know it I have this rainbow covered kid. She could care less.
Audrey on the other hand can’t stand it. The second her hands are dirty she’s running for the bathroom to wash them. I think a part of that is because we’ve had to be so careful with her and germs these past few years that she’s had us all on her about washing, washing, washing! The trouble is, while her hands may be clean she leaves a wake of disaster no matter where she goes. Either a pile of crayons and little bits of cut up paper on the floor, or soap ALL over my counter are proof that “Audrey wuz here”.
When I heard about the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System I was excited! Something new to try out that would encourage kid #1 to wash the layers of marker off her fingers and would stop kid #2 from leaving soap from one end of our bathroom to the other – who wouldn’t want a chance to try it out!
Then we heard the coolest part, not only were we going to get a chance to try out and review this great system but we were going to get to turn it into a craft! The team at Lysol is currently hosting a contest over on their Facebook page and they wanted us to try out the challenge to encourage all of you to take it too and enter to win!
How to Enter: Get creative! Lysol is asking you to pull out the glitter and the glue, and get creative with your kids and your Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System! All you have to do is pimp it out with you very coolest design (this is a kid-cool kind of contest so make sure they think it’s awesome. Nobody’s trying to get on HGTV with these little creatures!), snap a few photos of your creation and upload it to the Lysol Canada Facebook Page for your chance to win! Starting March 19th 2013 they will select one winner a day for 21 days as the potential grand prize winner!
What you could win: They’re giving away 1 mini tablet A DAY for 21 days! Along with other daily prizes!
Sounds pretty sweet to me! Just remember like with any contest to click on the contest Rules and Regulations on the Lysol Canada contest page. Everybody likes to play by the rules.
We had a blast decorating our little creature. Bethany and Audrey decided that she’s out garden lady, and that flowers would be growing all over her body.
I just smiled and nodded, whatever they wanted was good with me. We glued, we stuck, we made sure not to cover the sensor up and in no time we had a lovely “Garden Lay-Tea” said by Bethany in her best British accent. It was a blog post we had fun getting ready to write and a challenge we were more than up for.
As for the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System, we are over all pretty happy with it. One thing we did find a little tricky to get used to is the way it dispenses the soap. It takes a second or so for all the soap to be dispensed so if you pull your hand away too quickly you’ll end up with a little puddle of soap on the counter. Then when you go to wipe it up if you’re not paying attention you can set the sensor off and have a bigger puddle. It can make for a lot of waste if you’re dealing with small children and it happening multiple times a day.
This is easily avoided by an adult but it took us a little bit of time to teach our girls how to make sure it was done before they moved their hands away. We’ve been using it for just over a week now and the girls have got the hang of it. So please DO NOT let this deter you from purchasing this system, we’d still recommend having one or 4 in your house in fact I’m planning on purchasing one more for in my kitchen (a great way to simplify washing all the goop off your hands without making your soap bottle yucky) just make sure you show each member of your family how to use it!
It’s time to get creating! And when you do get your creation done, please don’t forget to let us know on the Our Family Stone Facebook page as well. Take us when you share your photo and we’ll be sure to leave a comment 🙂
“Disclosure – I am participating in the Kid Who Touches Everything blog tour by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Lysol. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”