Last night, I gave the kids a bath in their bathroom. (We usually do baths in our bathroom, which has a larger tub). While my 9 year old daughter was still in the bath, I ran downstairs to grab something. She called down to me saying she was hearing some loud banging noises. As I went to investigate, I noticed multiple spots dripping from the dining room hallway ceiling.
I hastily threw down some towels (on the wooden floor) and told my daughter to empty the tub. The kids rushed down to see our little flood, and instantly wanted to pitch in and help. My daughter grabbed a variety of vessels to catch the falling water:
My daughter wanted to hang the containers (and rubber gloves) from the ceiling with Scotch tape. I initially told her the tape wasn't going to hold on the textured surface of the ceiling (not to mention the wet factor), but she was determined, so I figured it would be a nice little scientific experiment/learning experience.
Well, my daughter proceeded to prove science, common sense (and me) wrong!!
Most of the taped up containers held for at least an hour, and two were still hanging this morning!
|My son's playful version of "helping".|
|My very determined daughter hanging containers with Scotch tape.|
|They actually stick!|
|The two hangers on that are still up this morning!|
So the next time you have a leak in your house, no need to call the plumber-- just ask the kids!