Monday, March 23, 2009

~Floam ~

So, the other day I was reading my friend's, Sarah, blog.
She was mentioning how she did all this amazing shopping at Hobby Lobby.
This is where it gets tricky.....just stick with me here.
I was at another friends house and on my way home I always drive past Hobby Lobby.
I ALWAYS have Bradley with me and let just put it nicely....he's not a fan of shopping.
Well on this particular day he was down with it.
I immediately drove my car as fast as I legally could and parked that car in record time....Ya know before he changes his mind.
Needless to say...I helped the economy that afternoon.
EVERYTHING I wanted was 50% off. How can a girl say no?
Any-hoo.....Bradley was such a good little boy I told him I would buy him a little something.
So I bought him Floam.
My oh my did he want that Floam.
How bad could it be???

Now...I don't know if there is a secret to this stuff but we both HATED it.
We couldn't get it off out hands onto something else. Completely useless.
It turned my hands blue. That's right blue...not just a little, not just a bit....we're talking full blown blue...Think Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
It got in my engagement ring setting and I couldn't get it out.
There are very few toys that really get under my skin.
Now that I'm thinking about it I'm not sure any toy gets under my skin.
We did NOT like this stuff at all. Let me repeat that...We did not like that stuff at all.

Is there a secret? A method we just don't know about?

Needless to say, it doesn't matter now anyway. It has been resting in the garbage all week.
Tonight it is off to garbage heaven!

R.I.P. Froam.....R.I.P!!!!!!


Backyard Candle Co. said...

Aw, thats to bad. Ive never used the stuff so I have no advice to offer. So much for getting him to ever go back to Hobby Lobby! :) Have a great Monday!

the wild raspberry said...

we have sworn off floam forever!!!
we tried it once and it was worthless. the girls hated it. i hated it. i thought maybe we picked up some the was past expiration. yuck.
have a great day. :)

Sandi said...

Oh my goodness! No floam for me! I don't even know if they made that stuff when my children were small. But I do LOVE Hobby Lobby!! That is always a plus when you can go there!! LOL

Just be happy! said...

I have never used it and will not use it ever, for sure!
Hope you have found a way to clean up your ring.
Have an awesome week Amy!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Thanks for the advice!! Sorry you had to learn the hard way to pass it on to us. My son has been wanting to try this and I've always said no, now I will say NOOOOOOOO! Hope it comes out of your ring soon!

LillySue said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Floam! Now I just need to hear from someone who had done That sand stuff that doesn't get wet in water....was it Squand?? My kids have outgrown playdoh and are into sculpy now. When the daycare littles play with the playdoh, I love the smell of it and still like to squish it all around with them!
Blessings- LillySue

LuLu said...

We tried it ONCE TOO and it is allful yucky sticky stuff... we didn't get it either!!

Wendy said...

Thanks for the warning!!!

Sarah said...

We have a bunch of it too, our next oldest did one cool thing, he covered a ball with it and I don't remember it turning his hands colors. Sorry you had such a rough experience with it. Next time use a coupon and get him a jumbo pack of Construction Paper there, way more to do with that! ;)
I am so glad you got to Hobby Lobby! What else did you get??? I can't wait to see!!!
Try soaking your ring in water and hopefully using a toothbrush you can get it gently scrubbed out-otherwise hopefully the store where you bought your ring will clean it for free.