With 18 years of parenting under my belt you would have thought in some situations alarm bells would ring and you would learn from past mistakes.
Oh no not me! When number three came away from the pocket money section with a ridiculous balloon toy filled with flour I should have point blank refused. Instead I looked at her sad face and then listened to the promise she would keep it away from the boys.
Only a day later four and five have got their sticky mitts on it and caused a flour explosion across the entire house!!